Compare 2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Audi Q5 vs 2021 BMW X3

2021 Acura RDX
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2021 Audi Q5
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2021 BMW X3
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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 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q5 Premium 45 TFSI quattro 23 28 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 Premium 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
Q5 Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 23 28 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 Premium Plus 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
Q5 Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 23 28 $40,703 $43,300
Q5 Prestige 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
SQ5 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 24 $49,727 $52,900
SQ5 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 24 $49,727 $52,900
SQ5 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 18 24 $49,727 $52,900
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M40i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X3 M40i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 27 $53,140 $56,600
X3 sDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 25 29 $40,490 $43,000
X3 xDrive30e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $46,630 $49,600
X3 xDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle 23 29 $42,350 $45,000
X3 M Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $65,505 $69,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,458
$40,703
$53,140
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,400
$43,300
$56,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$640 / month
$722 / month
$943 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.7
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space. The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old. The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 - 101.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55 - -
Second Leg Room (in)
38 38 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.6 40
Second Hip Room (in)
50 - -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60 57.7 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
38 39.3 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.5 56
Front Leg Room (in)
42 40.9 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 63.3 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 111 112.8
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 - 7.2
Length, Overall (in)
186.7 184.3 186.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 65.5 66
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.9 54.1 62.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.5 25.9 28.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.5 25.9 28.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 18.5 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.7 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/60HR18 P245/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/60HR18 P245/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4400 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4400 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 4400 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 440 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 440 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3783 4079 4317
Wheels
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
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
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1600 273 @ 1600 365 @ 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 261 @ 5000 382 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23 21
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Front 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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 2.75 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.19 3.20
Trans Order Code
NA AY 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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX Audi Q5 BMW X3
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 Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.1 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 420 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150 -
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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