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2015 BMW X3

2014 Acura RDX

  2015 BMW X3 2014 Acura RDX
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Invoice $35,330 $32,430
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Bottom Line Among compact crossovers, the 2015 BMW X3 doesn't try to be rugged; instead it's one of the sportiest and most fuel-efficient in its class, and this year's new sDrive and diesel models add to that while the lineup gets even more tech and active-safety options. Read Full Review The 2014 Acura RDX offers a relatively sporty look and driving feel, as well as a quiet, comfortable interior and top-notch safety; but features or flair it's no standout. Read Full Review
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  • Pert, nicely sculpted exterior
  • Soft, finely detailed cabin
  • Fuel-efficient powertrains, new diesel option
  • Supportive seats
  • Great maneuverability


  • Expensive options
  • Start-stop sometimes misses a beat
  • Noisy idle (28i)
  • Tall, but not much for the trail


  • Just right size for small families
  • Smooth ride, athletic handling
  • Agreeable, smart interior
  • Great brakes


  • Hesitant transmission
  • Unremarkable exterior
  • Lacks standout tech features
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