2003 BMW X3 vs. 2011 Honda CR-V

To start off, 2011 Honda CR-V is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 BMW X3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 BMW X3 would be higher. At 2,492 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 BMW X3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 BMW X3 (185 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 5 more horse power than 2011 Honda CR-V. (180 HP @ 6800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 BMW X3 should accelerate faster than 2011 Honda CR-V. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 BMW X3 weights approximately 284 kg more than 2011 Honda CR-V. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2003 BMW X3 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2011 Honda CR-V. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2003 BMW X3 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, 2003 BMW X3 (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 27 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Honda CR-V. (218 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2003 BMW X3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Honda CR-V.

Compare all specifications:

2003 BMW X3 2011 Honda CR-V
Make BMW Honda
Model X3 CR-V
Year Released 2003 2011
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2492 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 185 HP 180 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6800 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 218 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4400 RPM
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1840 kg 1556 kg
Vehicle Length 4570 mm 4554 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1819 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1679 mm
Wheelbase Size 2800 mm 2619 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 67 L 58 L


 

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