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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2010. - 2014.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2010. - 2012.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Outlines

4648 mm
1881 mm
1661 mm
550 liters
1600 liters
67 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4570 mm
1820 mm
1675 mm
524 liters
1532 liters
58 liters
2010 BMW X3
2010 Honda CR-V

Engine

Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1995 cc
184 hp
380 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Honda
2.2 N22B
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
2199 cc
150 hp
350 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1690 kg
8.5 s
210 km/h
6.7 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
149 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1622 kg
9.6 s
190 km/h
8.0 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
6.5 l/100km
171 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 8 gears
1700 kg
8.5 s
210 km/h
6.1 l/100km
5.3 l/100km
5.6 l/100km
147 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1682 kg
10.6 s
187 km/h
9.5 l/100km
6.2 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
195 g/km

Expenses

10990 EUR
Price from
9490 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a BMW-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 184hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 150hp engine designed by Honda.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the BMW being a slightly better choice apparently. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the German car offers a marginal difference of 4% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Honda is significantly less fault-prone, at least on all of the models level. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of BMW with an average rating of 4.3, and models under the Honda badge with 4.7 out of 5. Independent research findings rank X3 as average reliability-wise, and CR-V is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the German car rank it on average as 3.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.9 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

BMW is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.1 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 210 kilometers per hour, 20km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the German car, averaging around 5.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (50 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 16% difference compared to the Japanese car.


Verdict

Honda is apparently more reliable, not too much, but just enough. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the German car offers much better overall protection, which launches it ahead of the other contender. It all continues in the same direction, with BMW being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but BMW. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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