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2022 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Lexus NX 300h Review

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2022 Honda
Pilot

MSRP*: $39,060 to $50,620
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2021 Lexus
NX 300h

MSRP*: $40,160 to $46,910
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 33 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 82.1 - 83.8 ft3 53.6 ft3
Engine 280-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 194-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 280 hp 194 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 196.5 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 73.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 36.1 in
Head Room Front 39.5 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.9 in
Front 37.4 - 38.2 in
Rear 38.0 - 38.1 in
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 300h. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Honda Pilot and the Lexus NX 300h.

Convenience
The Honda Pilot requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus NX 300h, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Pilot will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus NX 300h.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Pilot is much wider than the Lexus NX 300h, 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 300h.

Handling
The Honda Pilot has a larger turning radius than the Lexus NX 300h, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Honda Pilot is clearly the choice over the Lexus NX 300h for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Pilot greatly out-muscles the Lexus NX 300h.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Honda Pilot does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Lexus NX 300h.

Utility
The Honda Pilot offers greater seating capacity than the Lexus NX 300h, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Honda Pilot, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus NX 300h.