Compare 2010 BMW X3 vs 2010 Acura RDX

2010 BMW X3
2010 Acura RDX
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AWD 4-Door xDrive30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive30i 17 24 $35,740 $38,850
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,303 $32,520
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,137 $34,520
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,146 $35,620
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $34,980 $37,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,740
$30,303
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,850
$32,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$542 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 BMW X3 beats other luxury crossovers in handling and gutsy performance, but it's still less satisfying than BMW's own 3-Series wagon. The 2010 Acura RDX keeps its energetic personality intact-along with its slightly nervous feel-and gets a more fuel-frugal front-drive edition that's worth considering on price and gas mileage.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.2 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.4
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 61.8
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 65.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.1 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
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 27.8
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.76
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 Rack & Pinion
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 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4012 3743
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
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 - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2750 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.35 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 0.36
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Acura RDX
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5

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