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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,682 $40,195
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,962 $35,095
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $36,386 $38,795
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $34,258 $36,495
RWD 4-Door sDrive28i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $37,760 $40,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $42,360 $45,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,140 $42,000
RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $35,920 $38,500
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TCC's Bottom Line A sporty yet smooth driving feel, quiet interior, and top-tier safety all add up to a lot of appeal for the 2015 Acura RDX, although its lack of features and flair stop it short of greatness. Among compact crossovers, the 2015 BMW X3 doesn't try to be rugged; instead it's one of the sportiest and most fuel-efficient in its class, and this year's new sDrive and diesel models add to that while the lineup gets even more tech and active-safety options.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 36.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 56
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.5 -
Front Leg Room (in) 42 39.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.1 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 8
Length, Overall (in) 183.5 183.8
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 66.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4 63.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 74.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 26.1 19.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 26.1 19.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 61.3 56.5
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 12.9
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 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16 17.7
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.9 39
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60VR18 P245/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/60VR18 P245/50WR18
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3717 4030
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 251 @ 5000 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/212 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 273 @ 6200 240 @ 5000
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 205
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Acura RDX BMW X3
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.9 (Est) 7.5 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5.0 (Est) -
Crash Test Ratings
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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