Compare 2014 Acura RDX vs 2014 Audi Q5 vs 2014 BMW X3

2014 Acura RDX
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2014 Audi Q5
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2014 BMW X3
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,430 $34,520
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,725 $35,920
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,854 $38,220
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,150 $39,620
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quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 28 $34,690 $37,300
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $34,690 $37,300
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $41,292 $44,400
quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $41,292 $44,400
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 24 31 $43,247 $46,500
quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 24 31 $43,247 $46,500
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $47,710 $51,300
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $36,615 $39,800
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $41,310 $44,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,430
$34,690
$36,615
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,520
$37,300
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$622 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2014 Audi Q5 gets quite serious about fuel economy with TDI power; it's still one of the most elegant, truly carlike luxury crossover SUVs. The 2014 BMW X3 is one of the sportiest-driving yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers; and especially if you're not budget-limited you'll almost certainly be happy with its useful technology options and finely detailed cabin.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.4 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.4 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.4 56
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 101.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 65.2 65.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.5 63.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.7 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 63.7 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 7.9 8.3
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 110.5 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 27.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 57.3 63.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 27.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.6 12.9
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 11.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 19.8 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.1 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P245/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P245/50WR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 4400 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3717 4079 4068
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 220 @ 4450 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 258 @ 1500 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23 24
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.28 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.32 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.71 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 2.85 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 2.11 2.11
Trans Type
6 8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5 BMW X3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 7.8 (Est) 7.5
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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