A luxury SUV will offer the dependable performance capabilities you crave, along with a comfortable and high-tech interior that will keep you relaxed, no matter where the road takes you. That’s why, as you look around Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, and Vineland, NJ, for your next SUV, you’ll likely find yourself considering the BMW X3 and the Acura RDX.
At BMW of Atlantic City, we’ll help you find the ideal vehicle, thanks to this 2021 BMW X3 vs. Acura RDX comparison.
X3 vs RDX: Performance Abilities
Where the RDX only offers one standard engine, the X3 is available with three different powertrains for you to choose from, one of which is a hybrid powertrain.
With the standard engine of the RDX, you’ll only have up to 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque at your disposal. The X3 is available with significantly more power. When equipped with the 3.0L Turbo 6-cylinder engine, the 2021 X3 is able to reach up to 382 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque.
The X3 is also more efficient; its standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine earned it an EPA-estimated 25 city/29 highway MPG.1 Comparatively, the best the RDX can achieve is an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG.
It’s clear that whatever it is you’re looking for with your luxury SUV—from excellent fuel economy to exhilarating engine output—you’re more likely to find it in the X3 than the RDX.
2021 X3 vs 2021 RDX: Capabilities
Whether you’re heading to the airport or out on a camping trip, you’ll want your SUV to have the capabilities to accommodate your lifestyle.
If you want to tow jet skis or ATVs along on your adventure, you’ll love that the BMW X3 can tow up to 4,400 pounds when properly equipped. The RDX maxes out at only 1,500 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped, meaning you’ll likely have to leave some of your gear behind.
2021 BMW X3 vs 2021 Acura RDX: Interior Features
As you relax inside the cabin, front passengers will have at least 40 inches of headroom in either SUV. With space for up to five passengers in both the X3 and RDX, you’ll have a lot to enjoy with both vehicles.
However, the extra accents and features found inside the X3 will take your drive to a new level. It comes standard with Dark Oak Wood trim inside and the standard 12-speaker HiFi Sound System will give you a complete audio experience.
The Acura RDX is available with wood trim, but only on the highest trim level. Additionally, its standard sound system comes with only nine speakers, so you might notice a lower audio quality.
BMW X3 vs Acura RDX: The Verdict
Which luxury SUV do you want to take on the roads around Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, and Vineland, New Jersey: the 2021 BMW X3 or the 2021 Acura RDX? While either offers smooth performance, impressive capabilities, and a comfortable interior, the BMW X3 simply has more to offer overall.
If you want to check it out and decide for yourself, visit BMW of Atlantic City and test drive the 2021 BMW X3 today!
1. Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.