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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Lexus NX 300 Review

New 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda
Pilot

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New 2020 Lexus NX 300

2020 Lexus
NX 300

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MSRP*
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$32,250 to $49,920
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$36,870 to $45,360
Invoice* $29,490 to $45,607 $34,473 to $42,412
MPG - City 19 - 20 22
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 27 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Pilot than in the Lexus NX 300. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda Pilot and the Lexus NX 300.

Convenience
The Honda Pilot requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus NX 300, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Honda Pilot or the Lexus NX 300, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Pilot will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Lexus NX 300.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the Lexus NX 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Honda Pilot, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus NX 300.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Honda Pilot and the Lexus NX 300 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Honda Pilot has the same turning radius as the Lexus NX 300, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Honda Pilot is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300 for pulling heavy loads. The Honda Pilot has a little more horsepower than the Lexus NX 300.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Honda Pilot more than the Lexus NX 300, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Honda Pilot, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus NX 300.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Pilot is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus NX 300.