Compare 2011 BMW X3 vs 2011 Acura RDX

2011 BMW X3
2011 Acura RDX
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AWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $33,810 $36,750
AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $37,765 $41,050
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,646 $32,895
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,480 $34,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,489 $35,995
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,323 $37,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,810
$30,646
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,750
$32,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$613 / month
$548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
BMW finally has a crossover that's as good as its cars. The 2011 BMW X3 looks fantastic; performs like a sport sedan; and has a comfortable, top-notch interior. The 2011 Acura RDX is delightfully frisky and nimble, but it doesn't feel as lavish as other luxury crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
183.0 180.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 65.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 73.6
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)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - 27.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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)
12.9 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)
12.9 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.2
Steering Type
Servotronic Pwr Assist Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.76
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/55R17 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R17 P235/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4112 3743
Wheels
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
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 105
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6600 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2750-4000 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.07
Trans Type
8 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 0.36
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 2.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Acura RDX
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- TBD - Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- TBD - MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2010) 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 8.9
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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