2021 Acura RDX vs BMW X3
2021 Acura RDX


2021 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

Looking for a luxury SUV to enhance commutes in Denver? Check out this matchup between the 2021 Acura RDX vs. BMW X3. Even though both SUVs offer a powerful performance and bevy of features, only one can pull ahead. Compare the Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 with Courtesy Acura and then, be sure to check out our new vehicle specials!

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Performance Specs

A spacious and stylish cabin isn’t the only element luxury SUV drivers are looking for in a vehicle. Even though both the Acura RDX and the BMW X3 both offer the same engine specs, the Acura RDX delivers a more powerful performance, thanks to more horsepower and greater torque. The RDX lineup provides a capable FWD system over the standard RWD available in the BMW X3. For better handling on rough Aurora roads, the Acura RDX offers the ability to upgrade to Super Handling All-Wheel Drive® to enhance your commutes. Explore the Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 performance specs here:

2021 Acura RDX

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

2021 BMW X3

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

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Passenger aCargo Space

Compare the Acura RDX and BMW X3 interiors and it’s clear the RDX pulls ahead. With a bevy of innovative technology features like 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. Check out the Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 passenger and cargo capacity and see how the RDX will make long trips near Highlands Ranch that much more comfortable:

2021 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

2021 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

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*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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