Compare 2012 BMW X3 vs 2012 Acura RDX

2012 BMW X3
2012 Acura RDX
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AWD 4-Door 28i
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
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,647 $32,895
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,481 $34,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,490 $35,995
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
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
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 101.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 73.6
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
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)
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
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.1 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)
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
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
17.8 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.2
Steering Type
Electric Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R17 P235/55VR18
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
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 Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2750-4000 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
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
Trans Type
8 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
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 - -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Acura RDX
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4

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