Compare 2013 Acura RDX vs 2013 BMW X3

2013 Acura RDX
2013 BMW X3
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,540 $35,720
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $36,965 $39,420
RDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,245 $34,320
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,669 $38,020
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $35,740 $38,850
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $40,435 $43,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,540
$35,740
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,720
$38,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$595 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura RDX improves on the sporty crossover theme with refined ride quality, more features, and better fuel economy. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 39.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 90.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 64.3
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 110.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 183.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 19.4
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)
61.3 56.5
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.8
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)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.9 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.7
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.0
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 794
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5291
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3838 4112
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 260 @ 1250-4800
Engine Order Code
NA N20
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.0L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 240 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.269 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.094 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.250 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.065 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.555 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.359 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.484 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.754 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX BMW X3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Joint Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Five-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 4 (2012)

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