Acura RDX vs BMW X3: Which One Should You Buy?

In the luxury crossover SUV market, there are a handful of good choices. Models like the Audi Q5, the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the BMW X3, and the Acura RDX battle it out for sales. Which luxury SUV reigns supreme for value, performance, tech options, and driver-assistive features? Let’s look at a comparison between the Acura RDX and the BMW X3. We’ll put the RDX Standard package against the X3 sDrive 30i to see how they stack up. Performance The 2019 BMW X3 has a standard-equipment 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes 248hp and 258lb.-ft. of torque. It’s a spirited little whip to drive. But the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine in the 2020 Acura RDX produces more power and torque – 272hp and 280 lb.-ft of torque. Those ratings stay the same as the 2020 Acura RDX, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Standard Tech Options As you’d expect from BMW, you receive plenty of standard features. Automatic climate control, memory seats and mirrors, universal garage door opener, power liftgate, LED lights, and more are included as standard. The Acura RDX has all that and more. A power moonroof, Apple CarPlay, heated front seats, Satellite radio, and noise cancellation are all included. As well, Acura’s true-touchpad interface and Head-Up Display are optional on the RDX. Driver-Assistive Systems With the BMW, safety equipment is rather comprehensive. For advanced driver-assistive systems, standard equipment includes Active Guard with Frontal Collision Warning, Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking including Daytime Pedestrian Detection. What’s noticeably missing? Adaptive Cruise Control isn’t part of the standard ADAS features. The 2020 Acura RDX has it. Value Without adding Acura’s Technology Package, Advance Package, or Premium Package, you get all the above-mentioned standard features. It’s more thorough than the BMW X3 by a big margin. Going further, the 36-month residual value for the Acura RDX is 58 percent versus the X3’s 42 percent. Without a doubt, the Acura RDX is the vehicle with better value. You’ll find the whole range of Acura vehicles including the RDX crossover SUV in stock at Jay Wolfe Acura of Overland Park today! *RDX 272 Horsepower at 6500 rpm SAE net.

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