Compare 2019 Acura RDX vs 2019 BMW X3

2019 Acura RDX
2019 BMW X3
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AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 21 27 $37,405 $39,400
RDX AWD w/A-Spec Pkg 21 26 $43,278 $45,600
RDX AWD w/Advance Pkg 21 27 $45,078 $47,500
RDX AWD w/Technology Pkg 21 27 $40,436 $42,600
RDX FWD 22 28 $35,511 $37,400
RDX FWD w/A-Spec Pkg 22 27 $41,384 $43,600
RDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 22 28 $43,184 $45,500
RDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 22 28 $38,542 $40,600
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M40i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 M40i Sports Activity Vehicle 20 27 $51,325 $54,650
X3 sDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 30 $38,630 $41,000
X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 22 29 $40,490 $43,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,405
$51,325
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,400
$54,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$657 / month
$911 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Acura RDX takes a clean-sheet approach to sporty utility, and that makes it the second-best thing in its showroom, apart from the NSX. The 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 101.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 112.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
186.8 186.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 66
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.9 62.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.5 28.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.5 28.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 13.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 13.7
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)
17.1 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/50WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/50WR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4019 4277
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1600 369 @ 1520
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6500 355 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.14
Trans Type
10 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.31
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.20
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX BMW X3
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.7
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
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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