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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 3.0si
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 3.0si 18 26 $35,510 $38,600
4WD 4-Door
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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 17 22 $30,521 $33,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $33,731 $36,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,510
$30,521
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,600
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$643 / month
$553 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 BMW X3 gets much-needed improvements to its ride and its interior, but it's still more rugged--though not as refined--as the Acura RDX. The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 37.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 58.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.2 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.1 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.0 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 179.9 180.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.9 65.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.1 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71.0 60.6
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 30.0 28.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
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) 12.6 x - TBD - 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 39.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.76
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR17 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/55HR17 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4012 3924
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 260 @ 6600 240 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2750 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.3L/140
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 22
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain AWD 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.93 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.50 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.35 2.70
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 1.07
Trans Type 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.61
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Acura RDX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Pivot MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Central Link Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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