2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura RDX

2020 BMW X3

2020 BMW X3

2020 Acura RDX


2020 BMW X3
2.0L I4 engine

Standard Engine

2.0L I4 engine
280 lb-ft


258 lb-ft
272 horsepower


248 horsepower
10-speed automatic transmission


8-speed automatic transmission
79.8 cubic feet

Cargo Volume Behind First Row

62.7 cubic feet
31.14 cubic feet

Cargo Volume Behind Second Row

28.7 cubic feet

2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 BMW X3

When it comes to finding the right luxury SUV to power you through Denver and Aurora roads and beyond, there are many factors to consider, especially if you’re eyeing strong contenders like the 2020 Acura RDX or BMW X3. Each is designed to deliver their own one-of-a-kind luxury ride, but only one can deliver the performance and interior features you’re looking for. Discover which you’ll take home with the 2020 Acura RDX vs. BMW X3, and stop by Courtesy Acura for a test drive!

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2020 Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Performance Specs

Aside from a stylish interior and exterior, luxury SUV drivers also want a vehicle that can keep them moving. That’s why the 2020 Acura RDX manages to deliver a stronger overall performance despite coming with the same engine configuration under the hood as the BMW X3. In addition, the Acura RDX lineup features a more reliable standard FWD system over the base RWD system available in the X3. For even more support and handling on rough roads, RDX drivers also have the option to upgrade to Super Handling All-Wheel Drive for the ultimate SUV experience. Take a look at the base performance specs for both models below:

2020 Acura RDX

  • 2.0L I4 engine
  • 280 lb-ft
  • 272 horsepower
  • 10-speed automatic transmission

2020 BMW X3

  • 2.0L I4 engine
  • 258 lb-ft
  • 248 horsepower
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

2020 Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Passenger and Cargo Space

A fully loaded interior is what truly makes a luxury SUV stand out from the rest and when you get behind the wheel of the RDX you can enjoy advanced technology features and amenities to take your commute to the next level such as a power moonroof, voice activated controls for audio and Bluetooth wireless enabled devices, heated front seats, satellite radio, noise cancellation, Jewel-Eye® LED headlights, and so much more. Where you’ll really see and feel the difference between the 2020 RDX and X3 is by how much passenger and cargo space is available in each cabin. Take a look at the interior dimensions for both below:

2020 Acura RDX

  • Cargo Volume Behind Second Row: 31.14 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind First Row: 79.8 cubic feet
  • Passenger volume: 104 cubic feet
  • Headroom (front/rear): 40 inches / 38 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 42 inches / 38 inches
  • Hip room (front/rear): 55 inches / 50 inches
  • Shoulder (front/rear): 60 inches / 57 inches

2020 BMW X3

  • Cargo Volume Behind Second Row: 28.7 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind First Row: 62.7 cubic feet
  • Passenger volume: N/A
  • Headroom (front/rear): 41.1 inches / n/a
  • Legroom (front/rear): 40.3 inches / 36.4 inches
  • Hip room (front/rear): N/A
  • Shoulder (front/rear): 57.6 inches / 56.0 inches

Find the 2020 Acura RDX and More Luxury SUVs for Sale at Courtesy Acura

Now that you’ve compared the 2020 RDX vs. X3 are you ready to get behind the wheel of your very own luxury SUV? At Courtesy Acura you can check out even more Acura vs. BMW comparisons and browse our inventory of new and pre-owned inventory to find an Acura RDX for sale that meets your driving standards. Our finance team is here to answer your questions and help get the car buying or leasing process started. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a test drive near Highlands Ranch and Centennial!

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

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