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.
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
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.
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.