Compare 2022 Acura RDX vs 2021 BMW X3

2022 Acura RDX
2021 BMW X3
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RDX FWD 22 28 $38,305 $39,300
RDX FWD w/A-Spec Package 22 27 $42,681 $44,950
RDX FWD w/Technology Package 22 28 $39,924 $41,950
RDX SH-AWD 21 27 $40,446 $41,500
RDX SH-AWD PMC Edition 21 27 $50,488 $53,300
RDX SH-AWD w/A-Spec Advance Package 21 26 $48,595 $51,300
RDX SH-AWD w/A-Spec Package 21 26 $44,767 $47,150
RDX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 21 27 $46,703 $49,300
RDX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 21 27 $42,015 $44,150
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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
$38,305
$53,140
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,300
$56,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$655 / month
$943 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Acura RDX sports scads of space and strong turbo-4 power to please wagon fans and sport-sedan drivers equally well. 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 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104 101.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40 40
Second Hip Room (in)
50 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
38 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56
Front Leg Room (in)
42 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 112.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 74.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 7.2
Length, Overall (in)
187.4 186.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 66
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.5 28.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.5 28.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 62.7
Brakes
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 13.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 13.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55VR19 P245/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR19 P245/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3788 4317
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1600 365 @ 1520
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6500 382 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.64
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.14
Trans Type
10 8
Drivetrain
Front 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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RDX BMW X3
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.7
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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