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2020 Acura RDX vs. 2019 BMW X3


Starting MSRP

272-hp 2.0L VTEC Turbo

Standard Engine

248-hp 2.0L I4
280 lb-ft


258 lb-ft

Power Moonroof


Heated Front Seats


Adaptive Cruise Control


Are you in the market for a 5-seat luxury crossover? If so, you have likely come across the Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 in your search. Although both crossovers certainly have a lot to offer Wallingford drivers, it is the Acura RDX that is the better buy for the money. However, we don’t expect you to simply take our word for it! Compare the Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 below to see how much more the RDX SUV offers.

RDX vs. X3: Pricing Information and Warranty Coverage

The 2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i has a starting MSRP of $41,000. The 2020 Acura RDX, on the other hand, is the more affordable option, starting at $37,600 MSRP.*

Additionally, with the Acura RDX, you will have the peace of mind offered by a longer powertrain warranty.

  • Acura RDX: 72 months/70,000 miles of coverage
  • BMW X3: 48 months/50,000 miles of coverage

RDX vs. X3: Performance

Which is more powerful, the RDX or X3? At the base level, it’s the RDX, which gets a 272-hp 2.0L VTEC Turbo engine rated at 280 lb-ft of torque. The BMW X3 comes with a less powerful 248-hp 2.0L I4 engine that produces just 258 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the RDX with front-wheel drive comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission for smooth performance on Hamden roads. The BMW X3 with rear-wheel drive only features an 8-speed automatic transmission.

RDX vs. X3: Comfort & Space

Behind the rear seats of the Acura RDX, you’ll find 29.5 cubic feet of cargo volume—1.4 cubic feet more than what’s offered inside the BMW X3. In terms of comfort and convenience features, the Acura RDX once again outshines its rival from BMW. Listed below are just a few of the many features you will find by choosing the Acura RDX

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Heated front seats
  • Satellite radio
  • Power moonroof
  • Voice activated controls for audio and Bluetooth wireless enabled devices
  • Noise/sound cancellation
  • Remote trunk release
  • Jewel-Eye® LED headlights

Take the 2020 Acura RDX for a Spin at Acura by Executive

In the above Acura vs. BMW comparison, it’s not difficult to see why the RDX should be at the top of your list. Take the RDX for a test drive at Acura by Executive. We’ve only scratched the surface of what it can do for New Haven drivers. Contact us today if you have any questions, like “who makes Acura?” You can also compare other top Acura models to see how they stack up to the competition.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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Phone: 203-234-2111

527 Washington Ave North Haven, CT


Phone: 203-234-2111

527 Washington Ave North Haven, CT


Phone: 203-234-2111

527 Washington Ave North Haven, CT
41.4173414 -72.8438101
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