2020 Acura RDX vs. 2019 BMW X3


Starting MSRP

272-hp 2.0L I4

Standard Engine

248-hp 2.0L I4
280 lb-ft


258 lb-ft

Power Moonroof


Heated Front Seats


Adaptive Cruise Control


Are you shopping for a five-seat luxury crossover for your family? It’s likely that you have compared the Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 during the course of your search. While both models certainly have their merits, the RDX gives Middletown drivers more for their hard-earned dollar. However, we don’t expect you to take our word for it! Compare the Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 with Acura of Berlin to see how these two powerhouse SUVs compare in areas such as price, performance, and space.

RDX vs. X3: Price

The 2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i has a starting MSRP of $41,000. The 2020 Acura RDX is priced more affordably with a starting MSRP of $37,600*. Not only does the Acura MDX allow you to save on your next luxury SUV when compared to its rival from BMW, but those extra savings can also be put toward outfitting your RDX with opulent extras. Just because the RDX has the lower starting price, that does not mean it falls short in other areas, as you will see below.

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 I4 engine rated at 280 lb-ft of torque. The BMW X3 is equipped with a less powerful 2.0L I4 engine that produces just 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. What’s even better? The front-wheel drive configuration of the RDX comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission for smooth performance on the streets of Hartford You will only get an 8-speed automatic transmission with the rear-wheel drive configuration of the BMW X3.

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. Step inside the RDX interior and you will see that it has many standard features that set it apart from its BMW competitor. Unlike the BMW X3, the RDX comes standard with the following interior and exterior amenities:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Heated front seats
  • Power moonroof
  • Voice-activated controls for audio and Bluetooth wireless-enabled devices
  • Noise/sound cancellation
  • Satellite radio
  • Remote trunk release
  • 60 inches of driver and front-passenger shoulder room (vs. 57.6 in the X3)
  • Jewel-Eye® LED headlights

Take the 2020 Acura RDX for a Spin in Berlin

In the above Acura vs. BMW comparison, it’s clear that the new RDX is the better value. Take your New Britain commute to the next level when you choose the RDX. Set up your test drive with Acura of Berlin today. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We would be glad to help you find the RDX of your dreams or to walk you through the financing process.

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

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