Compare 2013 Acura RDX vs 2013 BMW X3

2013 Acura RDX
2013 BMW X3
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,245 $34,320
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,540 $35,720
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,669 $38,020
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $36,965 $39,420
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $35,740 $38,850
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $40,435 $43,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,245
$35,740
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,320
$38,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$572 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura RDX improves on the sporty crossover theme with refined ride quality, more features, and better fuel economy. The BMW X3 is a great-looking crossover, with a spacious, versatile, and classy interior; and with the introduction of a new base turbo four for 2013 in the xDrive28i, it gets better mileage with no compromise in performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 90.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 39.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 183.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 65.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 64.3
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 110.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 19.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 56.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.9 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.0
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5291
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 794
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3717 4112
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 210
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 260 @ 1250-4800
Engine Order Code
NA N20
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.0L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.250 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.065 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.555 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.359 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.484 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.754 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.269 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.094 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX BMW X3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Joint Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Five-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 4 (2012)

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