Climb aboard your next luxury SUV and enjoy the freedom of a vibrant vehicle on the open road. But which car best suits the drivers of Huntsville, Florence, and Cullman, Alabama? Here at Century BMW, we've compared two popular luxury options: 2020 BMW X3 vs. Acura RDX.

In this article, we'll dig into the performance of these two models, their dimensions, and some favorite technology features. Keep reading to start your research on the 2020 Acura RDX and the 2020 BMW X3.

Quick facts:

2020 BMW X3

2020 Acura RDX

Maximum Engine Performance

382 horsepower, 365 lb-ft of torque

272 horsepower, 280 lb-ft of torque.

Maximum Fuel Efficiency, When Properly Equipped (EPA-estimate)

23 city/30 highway MPG

22 city/28 highway MPG1

Electric Engine Available?



Interior Features: 2020 BMW X3 vs Acura RDX

Luxurious touches abound in both the BMW X3 and the Acura RDX. Either model offers multiple leather upholstery options for comfort and elegance, as well as leather-wrapped steering wheels.

You'll also find the all-weather convenience of available ventilated seats in these SUVs. The Acura RDX keeps the driver and passenger comfortable with Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control. The BMW X3 has automatic 3-zone climate control, letting backseat passengers pick their own temperature.

Although their exterior lengths are nearly the same, and both vehicles seat five passengers, the interior dimensions of the X3 and the RDX differ. You'll find an additional inch of front headroom in the BMW X3, a boon to taller drivers.

X3 vs RDX: Performance

Comparing the performance of the 2020 BMW X3 vs. Acura RDX, you'll find that the base trim of both SUVs operates on powerful 2.0L turbo engines. The Acura RDX offers only this engine, which produces 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.

BMW X3 drivers can choose from three engine options. Shake the ground with an available 382 horsepower 3.0L engine, which produces 365 lb-ft of torque. Eco-conscious buyers who wish to reduce emissions can choose the efficient plug-in electric engine.

The BMW X3 is a balanced machine, offering fuel efficiency as well as strength. The standard engine reaches up to an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG. The Acura RDX offers an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG.1

BMW X3 vs Acura RDX: Safety Technology Comparison

High tech is an accurate description for the BMW X3 and the Acura RDX. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2019 BMW X3 a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+.

Available Head-Up Display on both cars projects information onto your windshield for convenient access. Both offer available blind-spot sensors. The BMW X3 stands out with Parking Assistant Plus with Surround View Cameras, which uses sensors to expertly handle steering itself into your chosen parking spot.

These vehicles use active safety features to help prevent collisions-both the X3 and the RDX have standard collision protection systems that can reduce the severity of collisions. With post-crash braking, the preparation of seatbelts, and more, they help shield passengers in many ways.

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Should I Buy the 2020 BMW X3 or Acura RDX?

After considering safety technology, interior features and dimensions, and vehicle performance, it's clear that the 2020 BMW X3 is a hard act to follow. Drivers of Huntsville, Florence, and Cullman, AL, will travel with panache behind the wheel of this elegant powerhouse.

If you have any more questions about the 2020 BMW X3 vs. Acura RDX, don't hesitate to contact Century BMW. We're always happy to chat with local drivers, so stop by today!



1 Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack condition and age, and other factors.

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