Compare 2013 BMW X3 vs 2013 Acura RDX

2013 BMW X3
2013 Acura RDX
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $35,740 $38,850
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $40,435 $43,950
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 20 28 $32,245 $34,320
AWD 4-Door 19 27 $33,540 $35,720
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $35,669 $38,020
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 27 $36,965 $39,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,740
$32,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,850
$34,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$572 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The BMW X3 is a great-looking crossover, with a spacious, versatile, and classy interior; and with the introduction of a new base turbo four for 2013 in the xDrive28i, it gets better mileage with no compromise in performance. The 2013 Acura RDX improves on the sporty crossover theme with refined ride quality, more features, and better fuel economy.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 103.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
183.0 183.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.3 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 105.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 63.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
56.5 61.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.4 26.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.1 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.0
Steering Type
Electric Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P235/60VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R18 P235/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
794 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5291 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4112 3717
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 273 @ 6200
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1250-4800 251 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
N20 NA
Displacement
2.0L/- TBD - 3.5L/212
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.754
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 2.269
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.094
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 4.250
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.065
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.555
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.359
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.484
Trans Type
8 6
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Acura RDX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Joint Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2012) - TBD -

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