Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2010 BMW X3 vs 2010 Acura RDX

2010 BMW X3 Change
2010 Acura RDX Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style AWD 4-Door 30i
Switch Style

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive30i 17 24 $35,740 $38,850
FWD 4-Door
Switch Style

Drivetrain

Features

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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.1 104.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 30.0 27.8
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4012 3743
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 440
Engine
Fuel System MPI PGM-FI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Transmission
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 - -
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Acura RDX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
 
© 2016 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.