Crossover Comparison: 2021 Acura RDX Vs. 2021 BMW X3
2021 Acura RDX
2021 BMW X3
2.0L DOHC VTEC Turbocharged I-4
272 hp & 280 lb-ft of torque
248 hp & 258 lb-ft of torque
Available AWD System
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
Heated Front Seats
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow
Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
Underfloor Cargo Storage & Flat Floor
- Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
- Acura/ELS Studio 3D® Premium Audio
- Acura Navigation System
- Milano Leather Seats
- Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
- Surround-View Camera
- Leather Seats with UltraSuede® Trim
- Panoramic Moonroof
- xDrive All-Wheel Drive
- SensaTec Upholstery
- Cargo cover
- Apple CarPlay™ Compatibility
- Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
- Automatic 3-Zone Climate Control
How Acura's RDX Stacks Up Against the BMW X3
If you're shopping for a new premium crossover that blends performance, style and luxury with the latest technologies, you may be already looking at the 2021 Acura RDX. After all, the new RDX presents power, versatility and the refinement that Acura automobiles are known for -- all at a competitive price.
What about the RDX's competition? Well, the 2021 BMW X3 is one of the RDX's nearest competitors, but as you'll soon discover, the Acura crossover still holds several key advantages over the BMW. We've reviewed some of the key differences between these models in the comparison table above, but let's look deeper to see which of these premium crossover SUV models is right for you.
Both the 2021 Acura RDX and 2021 BMW X3 utilize a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that's turbocharged to deliver its power, either to two wheels in standard form, or four wheels with their available respective AWD systems. The powertrains of these two models are not equal, though.
Acura's high-powered 2.0L turbo-four engine generates an impressive 272 hp, while BMW's turbo engine of the same displacement makes just 248 hp in the X3. It's a similar story when we look at torque, where the Acura outmuscles the BMW once again.
How about their transmissions and drivetrains, though? The highly efficient Acura RDX achieves its stellar EPA-estimated mpg ratings thanks to its standard 10-speed automatic transmission, which boasts two additional forward gears than the BMW X3 and its 8-speed automatic offer.
Acura's famed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ is engineered to not only improve grip on slick surfaces but enhance the RDX's cornering capabilities. The team at Acura has continually refined its SH-AWD® system to outperform the competition's all-wheel drive. Enjoy the fruits of their labor when you take the wheel of a new RDX!
When it comes to standard features and value, Acura surpasses BMW again. Not only is the 2021 Acura RDX more affordable than the 2021 BMW X3, but it comes standard with a comprehensive suite of driver-assistive and safety technologies -- something the BMW doesn't. If you opt for an X3, prepare to fork over even more money to enjoy the advanced safety systems and driver aids that come standard with the new Acura RDX.
Drive the New Acura RDX Premium Sport Crossover
Ready to trade in and trade up to the premium performance, style, technology and luxury of the 2021 Acura RDX near Bloomfield, New Jersey? The team at DCH Montclair Acura is confident that you'll prefer the RDX over its closest competition, including the BMW X3. Why not schedule a test drive at our Verona, NJ, auto dealership to decide for yourself?
From its potent powertrain, innovative Acura technologies and versatile interior to its attractive pricing, there are many things to love about the new RDX. Discover the full line of these premium sport crossovers for sale at our Acura dealership online or on-site.
Consider our current finance offers and lease specials that make upgrading to a new Acura automobile a highly attractive endeavor. We welcome you to reach out to our Acura specialists or finance experts for assistance with your new vehicle search and acquisition.
*Prices shown include a destination & handling charge. The destination & handling charge for ILX, TLX is $1,025, $1,045, or $1,095 and RDX and MDX is $1,025, or $1,045, or $1,195. NSX and PMC editions are $1,995.Integra is $1,095.