Black 2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura RDX

Black 2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X3

2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 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 you’re looking for a reliable yet luxury SUV to take your Manhasset and Garden City commute to the next level, then you may have been considering models like the 2020 Acura RDX and 2020 BMW X3. While the RDX and X3 are both fully equipped with strong performance specs, interior features, and more, only one can end up in your driveway. Find the right luxury SUV for you with this Acura vs. BMW comparison from the automotive experts at Rallye Acura!

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: MSRP and Trim Levels

Starting price is a major factor when choosing your luxury SUV, and customers will be glad to see that the RDX has a much lower starting price over the X3. This enables customers to save even more and also invest in any available features or accessories to make the RDX all their own. In addition to a more competitive price, RDX customers can also choose from five distinct packages or trim level to suit their driving needs, while the BMW X3 only offers two core models to choose from. Take a look at 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

Strong performance should be the core of any luxury SUV, and when you opt for the Acura RDX FWD trim you’ll get a 22 city mpg/28 hwy mpg rating**, while the BMW X3 offers drivers a 25 city mpg/29 hwy mpg rating. Despite a slightly lower MPG, there’s still plenty of power packed in the RDX thanks its 272-hp 2.0L I4 engine that delivers 280 lb-ft of torque. In terms of power under the hood for the BMW X3, you’ll only get a 2.0L I4 engine that offers 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. In addition to strong performance, the RDX’s reliable engine is perfectly paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, as opposed to an 8-speed automatic transmission offered in the BMW X3.

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Interior Space and Features

Luxury SUVs should not only offer impressive power, but also impressive interiors. In terms of passenger space, both the RDX and X3 have roomy seating for a total of five passengers, however the RDX offers drivers a little more cargo space to ensure that nothing gets left behind. When you opt for the RDX, you’ll also have access to a wide range of technology and safety features not found in the X3. Some of these standout features available in the base RDX package include:

  • 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 Rallye Acura

After comparing the RDX vs. X3, make your way over to Rallye Acura and get a closer look at the RDX in person. You can even check out other comparisons like the RDX vs. Audi Q5 and then be sure to browse our inventory of new and used RDX models for sale to meet your needs. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a test drive at our dealership near Glen Cove!

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*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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