BMW vs Honda


When you’re on the hunt for a new car, you have lots of different brands to choose from. Although, when you’re looking for power and versatility, you may find yourself torn between BMW and Honda. To help you decide which brand is right for you, we here at BMW of Stratham have created this BMW vs. Honda comparison.

After reading, you’ll know which of these two brands is more ready for your commute around Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, NH. Let’s get started!


BMW vs Honda Model Versatility

If you’re looking for a sedan, SUV, or coupe, you’ll find that both BMW and Honda offer a wide selection of these models. Let’s take a look at exactly how many vehicles each brand offers:

BMW vs Honda Versatility




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As you can see, both brands offer a variety of each type of model. While at first glance it seems that Honda offers more vehicles than BMW, we should mention that the numbers above don’t represent the M models that BMW offers.

The BMW M models are their high-performance vehicles. With these adrenaline-pumping vehicles factored in, the BMW offers a total of 26 models compared to the 19 that Honda offers—once factoring in their minivan and truck models.

BMW Performance

Performance Comparison

When you’re looking for a brand powered by a turbocharged machine, you’ll find exactly this with both BMW and Honda. Although, when comparing the performance capabilities of, for example, the 2020 BMW 5 Series and the 2020 Honda Accord, it’s clear that BMW churns out more power.

The Honda Accord is equipped with an optional 2.0L turbocharged engine that’s capable of producing 252 horsepower. While this is a lot of power for a sedan, it’s nothing compared to the standard 2.0L TwinPower Turbo engine of the BMW 5 Series.

With this, you’ll get 258 horsepower, but if you want to upgrade to a higher engine, you can choose either the 3.0L TwinPower Turbo engine that pumps out 335 horsepower, or you can upgrade to the M Performance model for a hair-raising 523 horsepower courtesy of the 4.4L BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8 engine.

BMW Safety Technology

Safety Features

Whether you’re traveling solo or with your whole family, safety is the most important thing. That’s why both BMW and Honda equip many of their vehicles with a comprehensive safety suite. With BMW, this is known as Active Driving Assistant. With Honda, you get Honda Sensing®.

Both systems feature advanced features like Lane Departure Warning, Frontal Collision Warning, and Active Blind Spot Detection (optional with many Honda models).

While there are some similarities between these systems, you’ll find that with BMW models you’ll have an extra layer of production thanks to the BMW Active Protection System, standard on many models. This system steps in when a collision is unavoidable to reduce the severity of impact.

This is achieved by closing all windows, pretensioning safety belts, and activating post-crash braking.

BMW vs Honda: Which Will You Choose?

While both Honda and BMW offer the drivers of Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, New Hampshire, great performance, safety, and other features, you’ll find that BMW offers more than Honda.

To learn more about all the features found with BMW, how they’ll improve your commute, and—most importantly—to find out which BMW model is right for you, head over to BMW of Stratham today!

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