Compare 2016 Acura RDX vs 2016 Audi Q5 vs 2016 BMW X3

2016 Acura RDX
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2016 Audi Q5
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2016 BMW X3
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Select style
AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 4-Door 19 28 $34,695 $36,870
RDX AWD 4-Door AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 28 $35,916 $38,170
RDX AWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 19 28 $40,938 $43,520
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 28 $38,169 $40,570
RDX AWD 4-Door Tech/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 28 $39,389 $41,870
RDX FWD 4-Door 20 29 $33,287 $35,370
RDX FWD 4-Door AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 29 $34,507 $36,670
RDX FWD 4-Door Advance Pkg 20 29 $39,530 $42,020
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 29 $36,760 $39,070
RDX FWD 4-Door Tech/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 29 $37,981 $40,370
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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 $38,038 $40,900
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 28 $38,038 $40,900
Q5 quattro 4-Door 2.0T Prestige Hybrid 24 30 $48,826 $52,500
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 23 30 $44,734 $48,100
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0L TDI Prestige 23 30 $44,734 $48,100
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $42,780 $46,000
Q5 quattro 4-Door 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $42,780 $46,000
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,555 $42,450
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $38,175 $40,950
X3 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 27 $43,555 $46,800
X3 RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $36,335 $38,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,695
$38,038
$39,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,870
$40,900
$42,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$615 / month
$682 / month
$708 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Acura RDX is a smooth and responsive crossover SUV; it’s easy to live with, as long as the back seat fits your passengers. The 2016 Audi Q5 offers one of the greatest range of powertrain choices in its class, ensuring that almost anyone can find a version of this handsome small crossover to fit their tastes. The stylish 2016 BMW X3 skips the ruggedness thing entirely and instead succeeds in being one of the sportiest and tech-loaded yet fuel-efficient compact crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
28 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
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.4 36.5
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
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65 65.2 66.1
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
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
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
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 P245/50VR18
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 P245/50VR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 4400 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 4200 4230
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
279 @ 6200 220 @ 4450 180 @ 4000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4900 258 @ 1500 280 @ 1750
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 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23 30
Transmission
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 3.08
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 2.11 2.11
Trans Type
6 8 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.28 1.28
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 0.84
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 7.7 6.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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