Compare 2021 Acura RDX vs 2022 Audi Q3 vs 2021 BMW X1

2021 Acura RDX
X
2022 Audi Q3
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2021 BMW X1
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX FWD 22 28 $36,458 $38,400
RDX FWD w/A-Spec Package 22 27 $42,047 $44,300
RDX FWD w/Advance Package 22 28 $43,847 $46,200
RDX FWD w/Technology Package 22 28 $39,205 $41,300
RDX SH-AWD 21 27 $38,352 $40,400
RDX SH-AWD PMC Edition N/A N/A $48,394 $51,000
RDX SH-AWD w/A-Spec Package 21 26 $43,941 $46,300
RDX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 21 27 $45,741 $48,200
RDX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 21 27 $41,100 $43,300
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q3 Premium 40 TFSI quattro 23 30 $32,807 $34,900
Q3 Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 23 30 $32,807 $34,900
Q3 S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 21 28 $34,968 $37,200
Q3 S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 21 28 $34,968 $37,200
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sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X1 sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 24 33 $33,420 $35,400
X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 31 $35,280 $37,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,458
$32,807
$33,420
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,400
$34,900
$35,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$640 / month
$582 / month
$590 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.3
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space. The 2022 Audi Q3 parks in the small-SUV space, but fills it to the lines with technology and safety. The 2021 BMW X1 is an appealing crossover with hatchback moves, but keep a lid on options for the better value.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 - 101.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55 - -
Second Leg Room (in)
38 36.1 37
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.6 41.9
Second Hip Room (in)
50 - -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60 56.7 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.6 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.1 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42 40 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 61.9 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 105.5 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 72.8 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 62.2 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - -
Length, Overall (in)
186.7 176.6 175.5
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 62.9 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.9 48 58.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.5 23.7 27.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.5 23.7 27.1
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 13.4 -
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 11.8 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 15.9 16.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.4 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/55HR18 P225/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA 927
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/55HR18 P225/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA 927
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
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 - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3783 3902 3554
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 7 18 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1600 221 @ 3500 258 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6500 184 @ 4800 228 @ 5000
Engine Type
Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23 24
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.81 0.80
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.33 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.95 2.05
Trans Type
10 8 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.21 1.24
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.99 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.14 3.18
Trans Order Code
NA UA 205
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.67 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.43 1.49
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.59 5.52
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q3 BMW X1
Body Style
Sport Utility quattro Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.8 6.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 210
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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