Black Acura RDX

2020 Acura RDX

Gray 2019 BMW X3

2020 BMW X3
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2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 BMW X3

2020 Acura RDX


2020 BMW X3

Starting MSRP

272-hp 2.0L I4

Standard Engine

248-hp 2.0L I4
280 lb-ft


258 lb-ft
10-Speed Automatic


8-Speed Automatic



Power Moonroof


Heated Front Seats


Adaptive Cruise Control

Standard Forever

Apple CarPlay®

Standard for One Year

If you’re on the hunt for a five-person luxury crossover, chances are you’ve crossed paths with the 2020 Acura RDX and the 2020 BMW X3. Both offer capable engines and a generous array of high-end features, so which is the right pick for your Providence commutes? Our vote is for the new Acura RDX! Compare the Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 below to see why more and more families are choosing the RDX.

RDX vs. X3: Pricing & ALG Residual Value

If you’re like most Coventry-area car shoppers, the first spec you look at when comparing two models is price. The 2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i has a starting MSRP of $41,950. The 2020 Acura RDX is more cost-effective with a starting MSRP of $37,600*. Comparably equipped, the Acura RDX and BMW X3 are priced at around $38,595 and $47,695, respectively. Although it costs less than the X3, the RDX has a higher ALG Residual Value over the span of 36 and 60 months:

Acura vs. BMW: ALG Residual Value After 36 Month

  • 2020 Acura RDX: 49%
  • 2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i: 41%

Acura vs. BMW: ALG Residual Value After 60 Months 

  • 2020 Acura RDX: 28%
  • 2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i: 26%

RDX vs. X3: Engine Specs

When you think “SUV,” you think power and capability. True — the BMW X3 comes equipped with a 248-hp 2.0L I4 engine that generates 258 lb-ft of torque. However, compared to the Acura RDX, it’s less powerful than it originally appears. The Acura RDX is powered by a 272-hp 2.0L I4 engine rated at 280 lb-ft of torque. What’s more, the RDX with FWD comes with 19-inch wheels and a 10-speed automatic transmission. The BMW X3 with RWD gets 18-inch wheels and an 8-speed automatic.

RDX vs. X3: Cargo Space & Interior Features

In the cargo area of the highly reviewed Acura RDX, you’ll find 29.5 cubic feet of space with all seats in use. The BMW X3 offers 28.7 cubic feet. As for luxuries, the RDX interior has them in spades. The BMW X3 is a well-equipped SUV, but doesn’t include the following features, which can be found on the Acura RDX:

  • 59.7 inches of driver and front-passenger shoulder room (57.6 in the X3)
  • Panoramic roof
  • Free Apple CarPlay® (no subscription or trial necessary)
  • Heated front seats
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Noise/sound cancellation
  • Jewel-Eye® LED headlights

Explore the 2020 RDX at Speedcraft Acura!

When you compare the Acura RDX vs. BMW X3, it’s apparent that although the RDX costs less than the X3, it’s more powerful and offers a wide range of exclusive equipment. Ready to get behind the wheel of the RDX? Contact us to schedule a test drive near Wakefield and Coventry. We’ll introduce you to the RDX trim levels and colors and help you decide which is best for your lifestyle.

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