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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 BMW X3 Review

New 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura
RDX

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New 2021 BMW X3

2021 BMW
X3

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MSRP*
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$38,200 to $48,000
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$43,000 to $56,600
Invoice* $36,269 to $45,552 $40,490 to $53,140
MPG - City 21 - 22 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura RDX offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the BMW X3, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura RDX and the BMW X3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RDX as you will with the BMW X3, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura RDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW X3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Acura RDX and the BMW X3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is about the same width as the BMW X3. When looking at overall length, the Acura RDX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW X3.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura RDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the BMW X3.

Handling
The Acura RDX has the same turning radius as the BMW X3, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Acura RDX has a little more horsepower than the BMW X3.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the BMW X3. The Acura RDX has less cargo space than the BMW X3, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Acura RDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW X3.