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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 28i
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $34,130 $37,100
AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $39,285 $42,700
FWD 4-Door
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Drivetrain

Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,647 $32,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,490 $35,995
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,481 $34,895
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,324 $37,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,130
$30,647
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,100
$32,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$618 / month
$548 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line A great-looking crossover with its most carlike performance yet, the BMW X3 also has more interior room and better materials than before. The 2012 Acura RDX satisfies those who want more driving excitement, but it might leave luxury- or tech-hungry shoppers wanting.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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) 57.3 58.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 39.9 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 37.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.1 101.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.6 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 183.0 182.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.4 65.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.3 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 Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 56.5 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) 19.4 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 -
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) 13.0 x 0.8 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr 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 1.1 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 39.2
Steering Type Electric Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/55R17 P235/55VR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/55R17 P235/55VR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 794 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5291 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4112 3743
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
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/183 2.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 258 @ 6600 240 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
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) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
Transmission
Trans Type 8 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.29 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.66 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
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) 0.83 -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 1.07
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Acura RDX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Five-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Joint Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 8.7
 
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