2019 rdx side view

2019 Acura RDX

2019 x3 side view

2019 BMW X3

2019 Acura RDX

2019 BMW X3


Starting MSRP

272-hp 2.0L I4

Standard Engine

248-hp 2.0L I4
280 lb-ft


258 lb-ft

Power Moonroof


Heated Front Seats


Adaptive Cruise Control


2019 Acura RDX vs. 2019 BMW X3

The 2019 Acura RDX and the 2019 BMW X3 are five-seat luxury SUVs, but which is the better investment and smarter buy for your Kyle-area family? Compare the RDX vs. X3 to find out.

RDX vs. X3: Performance

  • Engines: The RDX runs on a 2.0L I4 engine that delivers 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, while the X3 comes with 2.0L I4 engine that delivers 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
  • Drivetrain: The RDX comes with front-wheel drive and standard, and the X3 has rear-wheel drive as standard.
  • Transmission: The engine in the RDX is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, while the X3 engine is paired with just an eight-speed automatic transmission.
2019 rdx driving through city


The Acura RDX has a more affordable starting price of $37,300 MSRP *. The BMW X3, on the other hand, starts at $41,000 MSRP. Not only that, but the RDX also has a higher ALG Residual Value:ALG Residual Value After 36 Months:

2019 Acura RDX: 57%

2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i: 45%

ALG Residual Value After 60 Months:

2019 Acura RDX: 42%

2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i: 32%

RDX side profile

Comfort and Cargo Space

The rear of the Acura RDX provides 29.5 cubic feet of trunk space, which is 1.4 more cubic feet than what the BMW X3 offers. The Acura SUV also provides more front shoulder room with 59.7 inches, compared to the BMW’s 57.6 inches. The RDX interior and exterior also offer more luxury features for San Marcos drivers:

  • Voice-activated controls for audio and Bluetooth wireless-enabled devices
  • Noise/sound cancellation
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated front seats
  • Satellite radio
  • Jewel-Eye® LED headlights
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Remote trunk release
  • Eight exterior color choices
2019 rdx interior dash

Acura vs. BMW: Which Sedan Will You Choose?

We think that the Acura RDX outperforms the BMW X3 in this comparison. Do you agree? If you do, head over to our showroom to learn more about what this SUV can offer your family and take it for a test drive, so you can experience the above features and more for yourself. Contact us with any questions about the RDX lineup or finance options. In the meantime, see how it compares to the MDX. You can even compare the newest 2020 RDX to the Audi Q5 or the RDX vs. Lexus RX 350 to see if the newer model meets your driving needs.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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