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2020 Acura RDX vs THE 2020 BMW X3 xDrive 30i: Specs & Features Comparison

2020 acura rdx vs 2020 bmw x3 specs features trim price

The thought of comparing Acura’s vehicles against any of their time-tested luxury vehicle competitors may have seemed foolish when the company launched in 1986. But over 30 years of design and engineering innovations have elevated the luxury vehicle manufacturer to elite status and put competitors like BMW on notice. As you will soon see, Acura’s latest version of their best-selling luxury crossover SUV, the RDX, is more than ready to permanently put the BMW X3 in its rear-view mirror.


2020 RDX Pricing

One of the first things you’ll notice in a head-to-head comparison is the difference in price. The MSRP on a 2020 RDX Base model is $38,825, which is at least $5,000 less than the X3’s base model. Start adding the available accessory upgrades and the price differential becomes even more substantial with a fully loaded X3 costing BMW owners over $10,000 more than the comparably loaded RDX A-Spec.


Performance Highlights

Take your place behind the 2020 Acura RDX’s wheel and it’ll take you 6.6 seconds to get its potent 272 horsepowered 2.0-liter four-cylinder drivetrain from 0 to 60 mph. Paired with Acura’s 10-speed automatic transmission, the RDX can out-perform all comers in either front- or all-wheel drive. Take the X3 sDrive 30i’s 248-hp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder for a spin and you’ll quickly see what Acura’s extra horses bring to the road.


Technology Highlights

Every luxury vehicle rolls out with an impressive collection of state-of-the-art conveniences and technological wizardry and both the RDX and the X3 don’t skimp in this department. The biggest difference rests with the RDX’s 10.2-inch full-color touchscreen versus the X3’s 6.5-inch standard display. Both vehicles are loaded with an impressive assortment of standard features like Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth accessibility, USB ports, 12-volt power outlets, and more. Acura’s standard packages also include luxuries like heated front seats, keyless access and entry, active sound control features, and 4G LTE hotspot capability. However, if you enjoy spending money, the BMW’s X3 offers these features as well as an upgradable 10.3-inch screen with their higher-priced upgrade packages.


Styling Highlights

When it comes to automotive style, BMW has reigned supreme for years. But, Acura’s design expertise has introduced new concepts to the luxury SUV market that have propelled the perennial also-ran into a front-line contender. From their iconic ‘Jewel Eye’ LED headlights to their standard panoramic moonroof, the RDX’s style is easily in a class by itself. While BMW continues to roll out impressive looking vehicles, you’ll find yourself spending a lot more for the same features as most of the standard options available on the RDX are available as upgradable options on the X3.


2020 Acura RDX vs 2020 BMW X3: Who Wins?

The BMW X3 sDrive 30i is no slouch in the luxury driving market. However, if you’re looking for a powerfully stylish luxury vehicle that offers far more luxurious features without the expensive luxury upgrades, you’ve got an eye-opening test drive waiting for you at Gillman Acura. Schedule your test drive and stop by our conveniently located showroom to experience the 2020 Acura RDX for yourself.


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