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2020 Acura RDX

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2020 BMW X3

2020 Acura RDX vs BMW X3

2020 Acura RDX FWD


2020 BMW X3

Starting MSRP

2.0L I4

Standard Engine

2.0L I4
280 lb-ft


258 lb-ft



Heated Front Seats


Adaptive Cruise Control


If your Hartford and West Hartford commute could use a little more power and luxury, then you may be interested in models like the 2020 Acura RDX and 2020 BMW X3. Although both models offer customers attractive prices, performance specs, and interior features, only one can be the right fit for you. Learn more about these incredible models with this Acura vs. BMW comparison from Acura of Avon!

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: MSRP

When it comes to starting price, the Acura RDX offers a more competitive MSRP over the BMW X3, so you can save more or add some impressive available features or accessories to your RDX. In addition, drivers who opt for the RDX will have five unique packages or trim levels to choose from, while those interested in the X3 will only have two core models to select. Check out the starting price for both base models below:

  • 2020 Acura RDX FWD: $37,600*
  • 2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i: $41,950

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Performance Specs

While the base Acura RDX FWD trim offers a 22 city mpg/28 hwy mpg rating** as opposed to the BMW X3, which delivers drivers a 25 city mpg/29 hwy mpg rating, there’s still plenty of power packed in the RDX. Drivers of this model will have a powerful 272-hp 2.0L I4 engine that delivers 280 lb-ft of torque, and those who choose the BMW X3 will get a 2.0L I4 engine that only offers 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Under the hood of the RDX, you’ll also get a stronger transmission power thanks to its 10-speed automatic transmission. The BMW X3 comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Interior Space and Features

Interior features and space are also a huge draw for any SUV customer and the RDX and X3 both have comfortable seating for five passengers. However, the RDX outpaces the X3 again by offering drivers more cargo space and standard interior features not available in the BMW X3. These are some of the outstanding interior features in the base RDX package:

  • Power moonroof
  • Voice-activated controls for audio and Bluetooth wireless enabled devices
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Heated front seats
  • Satellite radio
  • Noise/sound cancellation
  • Jewel-Eye® LED headlights
  • Remote trunk release
  • 29.5 cubic feet of cargo volume (vs. 28.1 in the X3)

Experience a New Acura RDX for Sale at Acura of Avon

Now that you’ve compared the RDX vs. X3, you can check out even more comparisons at Acura of Avon to see how it holds up against the Audi Q5 or INFINITI QX70, then make your way over to our dealership and check out the RDX in person. Browse our selection of new and used RDX models for sale to see what suits you best and matches your budget. Contact us today to schedule a test drive near Manchester!

*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.
**Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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