If you’re looking for a small crossover vehicle with ample performance and convenient sizing, then the BMW X3 is the vehicle for you. Its athletic appearance and intelligent all-wheel-drive system make this a perfect vehicle for commuting around the city during the weekday and driving on the highway over a long weekend.
While some people may lean toward a larger SUV with a slightly lower price, such as the Honda Pilot, we at Edmonton BMW think the X3 still offers better overall value—especially since you’re getting the BMW luxury and features attached to it. Take a look and see the BMW advantage for yourself.
The BMW Advantage
|2018 BMW X3||2018 Honda Pilot EX-L Navi 4dr AWD|
|Engine||2.0L I-4||3.5L V6|
|Transmission||8-speed automatic||6-speed automatic|
|Fuel economy – city/hwy/combined (L/100 km)||10.8/8.0/9.5||13/9.3/11.3|
|Towing Capacity (kg)||2,000||680|
|Exterior body width (mm)||1,889.8||2,029|
|Headlight beam||LED low/high beam||Halogen|
While the X3 has a smaller engine size and powertrain, it’s definitely the most fuel-efficient option between the two. Compared to the Pilot’s combined fuel consumption rate of 11.3L/100 km, the BMW X3 excels with a rate of 9.5L/100 km. A lot of its excellent fuel efficiency can be attributed to its slimmer design and lighter build—the X3 weighs 1,848 kg compared to the Pilot’s 2,650 kg.
Speaking of design, the BMW X3 also has the smallest dimensions between the two vehicles. While some people may lean toward the Pilot for more interior space, the X3 is perfect for those who want to avoid parking or driving in tight areas, while maintaining ample seating and adequate space.
Looking to take a road trip for the long weekend and want to haul a small trailer with you? Then the BMW X3 will do you wonders. Despite its smaller size and engine performance, the X3 beats the Honda Pilot for the best towing capabilities with a maximum capacity of up to 2,000 kg.
These are only just a few of the advantages and value points you get from driving the BMW X3. For more information on the X3, or if you’d like to schedule a test drive, make sure to contact us here at Edmonton BMW!