Compare 2015 Acura RDX vs 2015 Audi Q5 vs 2015 BMW X3

2015 Acura RDX
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2015 Audi Q5
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2015 BMW X3
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 19 27 $34,258 $36,495
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $37,682 $40,195
RDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,962 $35,095
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $36,386 $38,795
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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 28 $36,550 $39,300
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $36,550 $39,300
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $48,268 $51,900
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 24 31 $44,177 $47,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 24 31 $44,177 $47,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $42,222 $45,400
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $42,222 $45,400
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,140 $42,000
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $37,760 $40,500
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $42,360 $45,500
X3 RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $35,920 $38,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,258
$36,550
$39,140
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,495
$39,300
$42,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$608 / month
$655 / month
$700 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
A sporty yet smooth driving feel, quiet interior, and top-tier safety all add up to a lot of appeal for the 2015 Acura RDX, although its lack of features and flair stop it short of greatness. The 2015 Audi Q5 remains one of the most elegant, truly car-like crossovers on the market. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 39 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.4 56
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41 39.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.4 36.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 101.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.4 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 110.5 110.6
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 65.2 66.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 63.5 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 57.3 63.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 27.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 27.6
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 19.8 17.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 38.1 39
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P245/50WR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 4400 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 4400 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3838 4079 4230
Wheels
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
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150 210
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000 258 @ 1500 280 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200 220 @ 4450 180 @ 4000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28 34
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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 3.08
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 2.11 2.11
Trans Type
6 8 8
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
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 - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 7.7 (Est) 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 (Est) - -
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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