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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


When it comes to selecting a luxury SUV to sport on New Haven and Fairfield roads, you may be stuck between the 2020 Acura RDX and 2020 BMW X3. While both of these models feature competitive starting prices, performance specs, and interior features, only one can end up on your driveway. Read on to see what suits you best with this Acura vs. BMW comparison from the automotive experts at Acura of Milford!

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Starting Price

Searching for the right luxury SUV doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank in the process. That’s why drivers interested in the Acura RDX will find they can save more as opposed to opting for the BMW X3. This gives an opportunity to save more or even equip your RDX with any available accessories or features that catch your eye. Here are starting prices for both base models:

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

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Performance Specs

In terms of fuel efficiency, the Acura RDX with FWD comes with a 22 city mpg/28 hwy mpg rating**, while the BMW X3 has a 25 city mpg/29 hwy mpg rating. Despite having a slightly lower fuel economy rating, the base RDX trim level comes with a powerful 272-hp 2.0L I4 engine that delivers 280 lb-ft of torque. However, when you choose the BMW X3 you’ll get a 2.0L I4 engine that only offers 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Transmission power is also superior in the RDX, as it features a reliable 10-speed automatic transmission, while the BMW X3 comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Interior Comfort & Space

Interior features are also a draw when shopping for the right luxury SUV. While both models have ample seating for five passengers, drivers will quickly see that the RDX not only manages to offer more cargo space over the X3, but also comes with standard interior features not available in the BMW X3. Here’s what you can find when you step inside the interior of 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)

Test Drive a New Acura RDX for Sale at Acura of Milford

Once you’ve compared the RDX vs. X3, you can see how this luxury Acura SUV holds its own against other models on the market such as the Buick Encore, Honda CR-V, and Lexus NX. Be sure to get a look at our selection of new and pre-owned Acura RDX models for sale to see which is your favorite. Contact us today to get the car buying or leasing process started with a member of our sales team, and schedule a test drive near Bridgeport!


*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & 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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