Compare 2017 Acura RDX vs 2017 Audi Q5 vs 2017 BMW X3

2017 Acura RDX
X
2017 Audi Q5
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2017 BMW X3
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AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 19 27 $35,293 $37,170
RDX AWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $36,524 $38,470
RDX AWD w/Advance Pkg 19 27 $41,592 $43,820
RDX AWD w/Technology Pkg 19 27 $38,798 $40,870
RDX AWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 19 27 $40,029 $42,170
RDX FWD 20 28 $33,872 $35,670
RDX FWD w/AcuraWatch Plus 20 28 $35,103 $36,970
RDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 20 28 $40,171 $42,320
RDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 20 28 $37,377 $39,370
RDX FWD w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg 20 28 $38,608 $40,670
Select style
2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium 20 27 $38,038 $40,900
Q5 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 20 27 $38,038 $40,900
Q5 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 18 26 $43,152 $46,400
Q5 3.0 TFSI Prestige 18 26 $43,152 $46,400
Select style
sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 28 $37,745 $40,050
X3 xDrive28d Sports Activity Vehicle N/A N/A $40,260 $42,750
X3 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 28 $39,605 $42,050
X3 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 19 26 $46,025 $48,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,293
$38,038
$37,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,170
$40,900
$40,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$620 / month
$682 / month
$668 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Acura RDX is one of the smoothest, most responsive-driving compact crossover SUVs—even though it prioritizes practicality. The 2017 Audi Q5 soldiers on with good space and carlike handling; it's still one of the better luxury SUVs, despite its age. The 2017 BMW X3 continues its run as one of the best compact luxury SUVs on the market—even in the face of much newer competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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 - -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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)
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
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 27.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
26.1 29.1 27.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.3 57.3 63.3
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
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 Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18 P235/60HR18 P245/50VR18
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
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 440 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 4200 4030
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150 210
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4900 258 @ 1500 258 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
279 @ 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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20 21
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.28 1.28
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5 BMW X3
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
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 8.0 7.4
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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