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

2020 Acura RDX
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AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX AWD 21 27 $37,595 $39,600
RDX AWD w/A-Spec Pkg 21 26 $43,468 $45,800
RDX AWD w/Advance Pkg 21 27 $45,268 $47,700
RDX AWD w/Technology Pkg 21 27 $40,626 $42,800
RDX FWD 22 28 $35,700 $37,600
RDX FWD w/A-Spec Pkg 22 27 $41,573 $43,800
RDX FWD w/Advance Pkg 22 28 $43,357 $45,700
RDX FWD w/Technology Pkg 22 28 $38,731 $40,800
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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 27 N/A N/A
Q5 Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 27 N/A N/A
Q5 Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 22 27 N/A N/A
SQ5 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 24 N/A N/A
SQ5 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 24 N/A N/A
SQ5 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 24 N/A N/A
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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
$37,595
N/A
$51,325
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,600
N/A
$54,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$660 / month
N/A
$911 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
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 2019 BMW X3 is a versatile compact crossover that delivers on rising expectations.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg 27 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)
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 - -
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 - -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 74.5 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.6 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - -
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 111 112.8
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 65.3 66
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 63.3 63.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.9 53.1 62.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.5 25.1 28.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.5 25.1 28.7
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)
12.2 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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 13.3 13.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 18.5 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.4 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/60HR18 P245/50WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/60HR18 P245/50WR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4019 4045 4277
Wheels
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
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact NA
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6500 248 @ 5000 355 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 (2019) 22 (2019) 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 (2019) 24 (2019) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 (2019) 27 (2019) 27
Transmission
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 - 0.64
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 0.74 1.31
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.39 0.82
Summary
Body Style
SH-AWD 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
7.7 (2019) - 7.7
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 440 NA
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 420 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150 -
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