2020 Acura RDX

Acura RDX

2020 BMW X3


2020 Acura RDX vs. 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

Are you searching for a luxury SUV to improve your Anaheim ride? While you may have narrowed down your search to options like the 2020 Acura RDX or BMW X3, only one offers more reliable performance and fully loaded interior to keep you and your passengers comfortable and connected on Costa Mesa roads. See how these two models fare in this Acura vs. BMW SUV comparison from the automotive experts at Weir Canyon Acura.

2020 Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Performance Specs

In terms of performance, the Acura RDX and BMW X3 both come with similar engine configurations, but the RDX comes with a larger transmission and generates a more powerful horsepower and torque. The RDX also has a better standard FWD system, while the BMW X3 only offers a RWD system. For more drivetrain preferences, RDX owners can upgrade to available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. To top off its powerful performance, the RDX also boasts an incredible towing capacity to help you take on tough jobs.

Here are the base performance specs for both models below:

  • 2020 Acura RDX FWD
    • 2.0L I4 engine
    • 280 lb-ft
    • 272 horsepower
    • 10-speed automatic transmission
    • 1,500-lb towing capacity
  • 2020 BMW X3 RWD
    • 2.0L I4 engine
    • 258 lb-ft
    • 248 horsepower
    • 8-speed automatic transmission

2020 Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Interior Features

Montclair rivers looking for luxury interiors will see that the RDX and X3 offer similar features, 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 more. When it comes to cabin space, those who opt for the RDX interior will have more individual passenger space and cargo space. See the dimensions for both models 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 an Acura RDX for Sale at Weir Canyon Acura

There are many ways to compare the 2020 RDX vs. X3, but you’re sure to enjoy the ride with an Acura RDX of your own. At Weir Canyon Acura, you can learn more about this luxury SUV and browse our online inventory of new RDX models for sale. We also have auto finance resources available like our financing application and monthly payment calculator. Contact us today for more information about our dealership near Riverside!

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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