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The 2019 Acura RDX vs 2019 BMW X3

The 2019 Acura RDX is a luxury compact crossover that pleases buyers at the Las Vegas car dealer, thanks to its exceptional handling, wide array of standard and optional luxury features, and ample passenger and cargo space. The RDX also provides great value, with a price tag that’s less than many other vehicles in its class.

Some buyers who are contemplating buying the 2019 Acura RDX may also be considering the 2019 BMW X3. We’ll compare the RDX with the X3 and see which one comes out ahead.

Price

A vehicle’s price is important to most buyers. Price-conscious shoppers will want to choose the 2019 Acura RDX over the 2019 BMW X3. The RDX a lot less expensive than the X3, with a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) that starts at $37,600. Compare this with the X3, which has a starting MSRP of $69,900. The Henderson car dealer reminds us that the MSRP isn’t the actual price you can expect to pay at a dealership. We use the MSRP as a way to compare the prices of the two crossovers

Compare Performance

The 2019 Acura RDX’s standard engine is more powerful than the base engine under the hood of the 2019 BMW X3. The RDX is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that develops 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The X3 has a base 2.0-liter turbo-four-that only puts out 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the RDX gets a standard 10-speed automatic transmission that provides acceleration and lower engine speed on the freeway, while the X3 only has an eight-speed automatic.

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Compare Cargo Capacity

Passengers with lots of gear to take along for the ride will appreciate the Acura RDX, which affords 31.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat up and 79.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The BMW X3 only offers 28.7 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 62.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The RDX has an optional Advance package that includes a hands-free liftgate that can be opened and closed by kicking your foot under the rear bumper. The X3 doesn’t offer a hands-free liftgate.

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Passenger Space

The Acura RDX has more passenger volume than the BMW X3. The RDX has a total of 104 cubic feet, while the X3 gets 101.4 cubic feet. The driver and passengers will feel more comfortable inside the RDX than the X3. The RDX has 1.3 inches more front legroom, 2.1 inches more front shoulder room, 2 inches more rear legroom, and .6 inches more rear shoulder room than the X3.

Warranty

The 2019 Acura RDX has a longer powertrain warranty than the 2019 BMW X3. The RDX comes with a 6-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty, which covers repairs on the engine, transmission, driveshafts, axles and joints. The X3 only gets a 4-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty.

The Last Word

When you look at important categories such as price, the powertrain, passenger space, cargo capacity and the warranty, it’s easy to see that the 2019 Acura RDX emerges as the winner of this competition. The 2019 BMW X3 is a nice vehicle, but the RDX is clearly the better buy.