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1990 BMW 316 vs. 2009 Honda Pilot

To start off, 2009 Honda Pilot is newer by 19 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1990 BMW 316. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1990 BMW 316 would be higher. At 3,471 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Honda Pilot is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Honda Pilot (250 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 150 more horse power than 1990 BMW 316. (100 HP @ 5500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Honda Pilot should accelerate faster than 1990 BMW 316. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Honda Pilot weights approximately 875 kg more than 1990 BMW 316. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Honda Pilot is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1990 BMW 316. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Honda Pilot will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Honda Pilot (343 Nm @ 4800 RPM) has 202 more torque (in Nm) than 1990 BMW 316. (141 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2009 Honda Pilot will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1990 BMW 316. 2009 Honda Pilot has automatic transmission and 1990 BMW 316 has manual transmission. 1990 BMW 316 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Honda Pilot will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

1990 BMW 316 2009 Honda Pilot
Make BMW Honda
Model 316 Pilot
Year Released 1990 2009
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1596 cc 3471 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Horse Power 100 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 141 Nm 343 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 4800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.0:1 16.3:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 8 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1955 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1650 mm 2000 mm
Vehicle Height 1390 mm 1810 mm
Wheelbase Size 2580 mm 2780 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 79 L


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