Compare 2011 Acura RDX vs 2011 Audi Q5 vs 2011 BMW X3

2011 Acura RDX
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2011 Audi Q5
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2011 BMW X3
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,480 $34,895
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,323 $37,995
RDX FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,646 $32,895
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,489 $35,995
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quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 27 $32,736 $35,200
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 27 $32,736 $35,200
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
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AWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $33,810 $36,750
X3 AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $37,765 $41,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,480
$32,736
$33,810
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,895
$35,200
$36,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$587 / month
$613 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Acura RDX is delightfully frisky and nimble, but it doesn't feel as lavish as other luxury crossovers. The 2011 Audi Q5 is one of the best upscale picks in a compact crossover, thanks to its sleek lines, practical interior, responsive feel, and city-savvy size. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 37.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.1 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 101.5 90.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.7 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 41.0 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 110.5 110.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 74.0 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.7 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 7.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 182.2 183.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 65.1 65.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 63.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.8 29.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.6 57.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.6 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.8 17.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 38.1 - TBD -
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion Servotronic Pwr Assist
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 235/60R18 P245/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HX2 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 235/60R18 P245/55R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA HX2 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 440 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3931 4090 4112
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 9.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 150 210
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
DI Direct injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 258 @ 1500 221 @ 2750-4000
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Displacement
2.3L/- TBD - 2.0L/121 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 211 @ 4300 240 @ 6600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 - TBD - 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.71 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 2.11 2.11
Trans Type
5 8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All wheel drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 1.29 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 - TBD - 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 0.67
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4dr SUV 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5 BMW X3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 5-link independent steel spring - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.5 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 - TBD - 5 (2010)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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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