Compare 2011 Acura RDX vs 2011 BMW X3

2011 Acura RDX
2011 BMW X3
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,646 $32,895
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,480 $34,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,489 $35,995
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,323 $37,995
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AWD 4-Door 28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 28i 19 25 $33,810 $36,750
AWD 4-Door 35i 19 26 $37,765 $41,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,646
$33,810
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,895
$36,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$548 / month
$613 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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. 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
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 90.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 65.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 110.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.6 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 183.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
27.8 - TBD -
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)
60.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 - TBD -
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Pwr Assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P245/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P245/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3743 4112
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6000 240 @ 6600
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
DI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 221 @ 2750-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/- TBD - 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.36 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 2.11
Trans Type
5 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX BMW X3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5 (2010)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
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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