Compare 2014 Acura RDX vs 2014 BMW X3

2014 Acura RDX
2014 BMW X3
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,430 $34,520
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,725 $35,920
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,854 $38,220
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,150 $39,620
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $36,615 $39,800
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $41,310 $44,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,430
$36,615
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,520
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura RDX offers a relatively sporty look and driving feel, as well as a quiet, comfortable interior and top-notch safety; but features or flair it's no standout. The 2014 BMW X3 is one of the sportiest-driving yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers; and especially if you're not budget-limited you'll almost certainly be happy with its useful technology options and finely detailed cabin.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 39.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 65.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 183
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 27.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 63.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 27.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P245/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P245/50WR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3717 4068
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX BMW X3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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