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Selected Style AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $35,740 $38,850
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $40,435 $43,950
FWD 4-Door
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Drivetrain

Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,245 $34,320
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,669 $38,020
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,540 $35,720
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $36,965 $39,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,740
$32,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,850
$34,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$572 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The BMW X3 is a great-looking crossover, with a spacious, versatile, and classy interior; and with the introduction of a new base turbo four for 2013 in the xDrive28i, it gets better mileage with no compromise in performance. The 2013 Acura RDX improves on the sporty crossover theme with refined ride quality, more features, and better fuel economy.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 58.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 39.9 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.1 103.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.6 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 183.0 183.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.4 66.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.3 63.4
Wheelbase (in) 110.6 105.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 73.7
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) 56.5 61.3
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 26.1
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) 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 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 39.0
Steering Type Electric Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.74
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50R18 P235/60VR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50R18 P235/60VR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 794 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5291 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4112 3717
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/- TBD - 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5000 273 @ 6200
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 1250-4800 251 @ 5000
Engine Order Code N20 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.484
Trans Type 8 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 0.754
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 2.269
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.094
Trans Order Code NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.39 4.250
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.065
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.555
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 3.359
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Acura RDX
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.87
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 (2012) - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 8.0
 
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