2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 BMW X3 Comparison

Specs at a Glance

2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX

Horsepower

  290 hp

Engine Torque

  267 ft-lbs


2018 BMW X3

2018 BMW X3

Horsepower

  248 hp

Engine Torque

  258 ft-lbs

2018 Acura RDX vs 2018 BMW X3

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If you are looking for capability, comfort, performance and versatility, the luxury compact SUV segment is very promising territory. Two popular models in this segment are the 2018 versions of the Acura RDX and the BMW X3. Both SUVs feature premium features, handsome styling and sporty handling. We invite you to test-drive each of these fine vehicles, because we’re confident you’ll prefer the Acura RDX for its greater value and superior performance.

Performance

The sole engine on the 2018 Acura RDX is a 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. The X3’s standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4, with 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Both cars come standard with automatic transmissions and either available or standard all-wheel drive. The RDX employs Acura’s Intelligent Control System for its AWD version. It drives 100 percent of torque to the front wheels, but transfers up to 50 percent of torque to the rear wheels when travelling on wet or slippery surfaces.

Cabin Dimensions

The Acura RDX is a pleasure to drive all day long, thanks to its comfortable cabin dimensions. RDX has more front shoulder room (58.7 vs 57.6 inches), front leg room (42.0 vs 40.3 inches), rear leg room (38.3 vs 36.4 inches) and rear shoulder room (57.2 vs 56.0 inches). The Acura also boasts a tighter turning diameter (38.9 vs 39.4 feet).

Safety Features

Both vehicles come with stability and traction control. The 2018 Acura RDX offers many standard and optional safety features, including a multi-view rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and braking, lane-keeping assist and departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, automatic windshield wipers and parking sensors. The 2018 BMW X3 offers parking assistant plus, surround view camera, active park distance control and active protection system.

You are invited to visit our Acura dealership for a test-drive of the 2018 RDX SUV. You’ll appreciate our customer-oriented service, where your satisfaction is our top priority. Stop in today!