2022 BMW X3 vs. Acura RDX

2022 BMW X3 exterior
2022 BMW X3


2022 Acura RDX
$43,700 MSRP

Starting Price

$40,100 MSRP


473 hp / 457 lb-ft / 8-speed

Max Engine Power

272 hp / 280 lb-ft / 10-speed
62.7 cu ft

Max Cargo Space

58.9 cu ft

Engine Options

23 / 29

Fuel Economy

22 / 28

Are you looking for a capable, stylish new SUV in the Los Angeles area? If so, you might have come across the 2022 Acura RDX or BMW X3. These are both great choices that offer impressive specs, sophisticated features, and plenty of space for passengers and cargo, but which one is right for you? Only one can ultimately best suit your driving needs, and Rusnak BMW is here to help you make the decision. Check out our comparison guide of the Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 below!

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Performance Specs

The most obvious difference between the Acura RDX and the BMW X3 is in their performance. The BMW X3 offers three engine choices depending on the trim level you choose—a 2.0L 4-cylinder that comes with the X3 sDrive30i and xDrive30i, a 3.0L 6-cylinder that comes with the X3 M340i, and an upgraded 3.0L 6-cylinder that comes with the top-level X3 M.

By contrast, the Acura RDX offers only one engine option—a 2.0L 4-cylinder—that remains the same even if you pick the top-level trim. While the standard Acura engine is a bit more powerful than the standard BMW engine, the 3.0L BMW engines available on higher trim levels far outmatch the Acura. Let’s take a closer look at the performance specs:

Acura RDX Engine Options

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder / 272 hp / 280 lb-ft of torque
  • Max fuel economy: 22 mpg city / 28 mpg highway

BMW X3 Engine Options

  • 2.0L Twin-Turbo 4 cylinder / 248 hp / 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L BMW M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder / 382 hp / 369 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L BMW M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder / 473 hp / 457 lb-ft of torque
  • Max fuel economy: 23 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3: Dimensions

Interior space is often one of the most important factors that Westlake Village drivers look at when picking out a new SUV. Both the Acura RDX and BMW X3 offer roomy interior cabins with plenty of space for passengers and cargo alike. The Acura offers slightly more legroom, but the X3 compensates with more headroom and more overall cargo space. Here are the full interior dimensions:

2022 Acura RDX Interior Dimensions

  • Max cargo space: 58.9 cubic feet
  • Front / rear headroom: 40 inches / 38 inches
  • Front / rear legroom: 42 inches / 38 inches

2022 BMW X3 Interior Dimensions

  • Max cargo space: 62.7 cubic feet
  • Front / rear headroom: 41.1 inches / 41.1 inches
  • Front / rear legroom: 40.3 inches/ 36.4 inches

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