Compare 2020 Acura RDX vs 2020 Audi Q5 vs 2019 BMW X3

2020 Acura RDX
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2020 Audi Q5
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX FWD 22 28 N/A $37,800
RDX FWD w/A-Spec Pkg 22 27 N/A $44,000
RDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 22 28 N/A $45,900
RDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 22 28 N/A $41,000
RDX SH-AWD 21 27 N/A $39,800
RDX SH-AWD w/A-Spec Pkg 21 26 N/A $46,000
RDX SH-AWD w/Advance Pkg 21 27 N/A $47,900
RDX SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg 21 27 N/A $43,000
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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 28 $40,704 $43,300
Q5 Premium 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $49,727 $52,900
Q5 Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 28 $40,704 $43,300
Q5 Premium Plus 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $49,727 $52,900
Q5 Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 22 28 $40,704 $43,300
Q5 Prestige 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $49,727 $52,900
Q5 Titanium Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 28 N/A $43,300
Q5 Titanium Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 28 N/A $43,300
Q5 Titanium Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 22 28 N/A $43,300
SQ5 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 23 $49,728 $52,900
SQ5 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 23 $49,728 $52,900
SQ5 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 23 $49,728 $52,900
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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
N/A
$40,704
$51,325
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,800
$43,300
$54,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$630 / month
$722 / month
$911 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Acura RDX is a stylish, strong-performing crossover SUV worthy of a place on any shopping list. The 2020 Audi Q5 has become the default luxury crossover SUV for many drivers for a reason: it’s very good. The 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 37.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.2 40
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.9 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 57.7 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 37.7 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.5 56
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 41 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 - 101.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55 - -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 74.5 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.6 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - -
Length, Overall (in)
186.7 183.6 186.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 65.3 66
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 63.3 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 111 112.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.5 25.1 28.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.5 25.1 28.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.9 53.1 62.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 13.3 13.7
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)
12.2 13 13.5
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 18.5 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.4 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/60HR18 P245/50WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/60HR18 P245/50WR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3783 4045 4277
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6500 248 @ 5000 355 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1600 273 @ 1600 369 @ 1520
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 0.74 1.31
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 2.75 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.19 3.20
Trans Order Code
NA NY 2TB
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 - 0.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.06 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.51 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 3.19 5.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.39 0.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 5.30 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.52 2.14
Trans Type
10 7 8
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
7.4 7.4 7.7
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 440 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 4400 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 4400 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 4400 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 440 NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 420 -
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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2020 Acura RDX
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  • Lease: From $379/mo. for 36 mo.
  • Finance: 0.9% APR or $1,500 off
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2019 BMW X3
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  • Incentive: $1,000 college grad
  • Finance: 3.35% + $2,500 APR credit
  • Lease: From $429 for 36 months

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