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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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Competition Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 M Competition Sports Activity Vehicle N/A N/A $72,015 $76,900
X3 M Sports Activity Vehicle N/A N/A $65,505 $69,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,595
$72,015
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,600
$76,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$660 / month
$1282 / 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 2020 BMW X3 is excellent at delivering what crossover buyers want: luxury, capability, and a prestigious badge attached.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 57.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 8
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 112.8
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 65.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 63.1
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 14.6
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 15.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 41.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P265/40ZR21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P255/40ZR21
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4019 4620
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 21 X 10
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 21 X 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1600 442 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6500 503 @ 5950
Engine Type
Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 (2019) - TBD -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 (2019) - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 (2019) - TBD -
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.64
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.14
Trans Type
10 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.31
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.20
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Summary
Body Style
SH-AWD Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX BMW X3 M
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
7.7 (2019) - TBD -
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