2019 Acura RDX vs 2019 BMW X3

If you’re in the market for a luxury vehicle, chances are Acura and BMW models are toward the top of your list. Both lineups feature a variety of models that set the bar in terms of upscale design, innovative tech features, and impressive on-road performance. So, we’re sure it comes as no surprise that we wanted to put the Acura RDX and BMW X3 head-to-head in a detailed luxury SUV comparison.

See how the 2019 Acura RDX and 2019 BMW X3 stack up against one another before deciding which model is better suited for your lifestyle and budget.

2019 Acura RDX Base


2019 BMW X3 sDrive30i

$37,300* Starting MSRP $41,000
272-horsepower, 2.0L I-4 Base Engine 248-horsepower, 2.0L I-4
41.6 / 38.4 inches Front / Rear Leg Room 40.3 / 36.4 inches
Standard Heated Front Seats Available
*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
As you can see from the table above, the Acura RDX stands out not only in terms of base engine power but also when it comes to passenger space. Both models are comparable when it comes to cargo capacity, each offering fold-flat rear seats for exceptional versatility. The two SUVs come equipped with Bluetooth® capability, comfortable seating for five passengers, and dual zone front automatic climate control. The 2019 RDX adds standard adaptive cruise control and sunroof, both features that are only available on the BMW X3. The Acura RDX also comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission, while its competitor’s transmission has only 8 speeds.

Test Drive the 2019 Acura RDX in the Bay Area, CA!

If you are leaning more toward the Acura RDX, we certainly don’t blame you! With multiple packages and features to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find the 2019 RDX model that suits you. Feel free to check out our current RDX inventory here at Marin Acura and get in touch with our team to learn more!