Comparison - Acura RDX SH-AWD A-Spec 2021 - vs - BMW X3 M40i 2020

General

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
46,100
Updated: 
03 Jul 2020
$
55,900
Updated: 
08 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.10gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Modern Steel Metallic
#494a4c
Majestic Black Pearl
#1c252d
Performance Red Pearl
#971c30
Platinum White Pearl
#f4f4f4
Apex Blue Pearl
#022a72
Lunar Silver Metallic
#8d919a
Color: 
Alpine White
#EDEEF2
Black Sapphire Metallic
#030404
Carbon Black Metallic
#495062
Dark Graphite Metallic
#545454
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A0A3B2
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Sunstone Metallic
#C8C6C1

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space.

Pros
Smart style
Strong turbo-4
Warm, inviting cabin
Tech-savvy AWD
Above-par ride and handling

Cons
Infotainment touchpad
Needs better rear seats
Meh on the gas mileage
Cliché-free; cachet-free, too?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Acura RDX's #5 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the Acura RDX has a score of 8.1 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various.

Pros
Long list of standard features
Roomy cabin
Balanced ride
Athletic handling

Cons
No engine upgrades available
Clunky infotainment system
Below-average predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

No significant changes for 2021.Part of the third RDX generation introduced for 2019.

Pros
Roomy cabin and cargo area
Sharp steering and handling
Well-trimmed cabin
Lots of available tech for much less than competitors

Cons
No choice of powertrain
Options are bundled solely into packages
Touchpad controller can be difficult to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 X3 receives minor packaging changes for this year. Navigation is newly standard, and some of the switchgear is now silver instead of black. LED headlights with cornering lights are also new on 30i models.

Pros
Sure-footed handling,
authoritative powertrains,
fuel-efficient engines.

Cons
No Android Auto,
small mirrors hamper visibility,
auto stop/start could be smoother.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 BMW X3 ranked #3 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the BMW X3 has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Fun to drive
Easy-to-use infotainment system
Plenty of passenger and cargo space

Cons
More expensive that most rivals
Less stylish interior than some competitors

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 BMW X3 comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.Navigation now included with Live Cockpit Plus and Live Cockpit Pro.

Pros
Both available engines are powerful and fuel-efficient
Wide variety of standard and optional features for personalization
Roomy interior for both front and rear passengers

Cons
Android Auto is conspicuously absent from the options list

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
inline
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
280ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
365ft-lbs
at 1 520rpm
Horsepower: 
272hp
at 6 500rpm
382hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.90Feet
39.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Cargo Floor Mats

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.70in
186.10in
Width: 
74.80in
74.70in
Height: 
65.70in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
8.00in
Front Track: 
64.20in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
40.00
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
40.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.00in
57.60in
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
38.50
Rear Hip Room: 
50.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
36.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.00in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
79.80cu.ft
62.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.10cu.ft
28.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4015.00lbs
4317.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
ventilated driver seat
ventilated passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
premium leather/sueded microfiber
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
10-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
10-Way Power Driver Seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Sport Front Seats
Rear Seats Features: 
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
16 total speakers
speed sensitive volume control
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
710 watts stereo output
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
surround audio surround audio (discrete)
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
12 Total Speakers
205 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Auto-On/Off Headlight Operation with Wiper Integration
LED-Illuminated Dragon Tail Taillights, Brakelights, Side Mirror-Integrated Directional Signals, Rear License and Center High Mount Stop Light
Heated Side Mirrors
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.0 in.
19 x 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Run flat tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
LED headlamp
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
M Sport brakes
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
LED Headlamp
Post-collision safety system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Executive Package
Driving Assistance Package
Driver Assistance Plus Package
Premium Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance Tires
21" M Double-Spoke Cerium Grey Wheels W/Run-Flat Performance Tires
Space-Saver Spare
Trailer Hitch
Acoustic Glass
Interior Options: 
Front Ventilated Seats
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Wireless Charging
Heated Front Seats
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Navigation System W/Touchpad
Active Cruise Control
Heated Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather/sueded microfiber
#0f0f0f
Red, premium leather/sueded microfiber
#9f3036
Color: 
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Cognac Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#9C745B
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Canberra Beige/Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#D9D3C7
Mocha Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#5A5653
Black Vernasca w/Blue Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000
Black Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#000000
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast Stitching and Piping, leather
#C4C0B5