2023 Acura RDX vs. BMW X3

2023 Acura RDX vs. 2023 BMW X3
2023 Acura RDX


2023 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
58.9 cubic feet

Cargo Volume Behind First Row

62.7 cubic feet
29.5 cubic feet

Cargo Volume Behind Second Row

28.7 cubic feet

If you’re looking for an SUV with sleek style and a well-connected interior, look no further than the Acura and BMW lineup. Models like the Acura RDX and BMW X3 highlight capable performance and more than enough space for your daily commutes and weekend getaways. See all that these powerful SUVs have to offer and compare the 2023 Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 below. Shop our inventory of high-end vehicles at Acura of Baton Rouge and take the RDX for a test drive today!



RDX vs. X3: Starting Price and Configurations

One of the first differences you’ll notice when comparing the Acura vs. BMW is the near $5,000 price difference. The base Acura RDX package starts at $41,550 MSRP* while the BMW X3 entry-level trim begins at $46,200 MSRP. When comparing the package options, the RDX allows you to choose from five package options for your trips around Ascension. The X3 is only available with two configurations.

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RDX vs. X3: Performance Specs

Whether you’re taking your routine commutes around Livingston or you’re discovering a new adventure, both models are equipped with a similar base engine—although the RDX has a smooth 10-speed automatic transmission. For more control and stability on the road, you can equip the Acura RDX with the exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system no matter which model you prefer. Compare the Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 base engine specs:

2023 Acura RDX FWD

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

2023 BMW X3 RWD

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

RDX vs. X3: Cargo Space

You’re going to want to share the comfortable BMW X3 or Acura RDX with your friends and family. Available with seating for five passengers, you’ll have more than enough space for passengers with up to 104 cubic feet of passenger volume in the RDX. If you need more space for luggage or equipment, the RDX delivers similar storage space compared to the BMW X3. Here’s how their cargo volumes compare:

2023 Acura RDX

  • Cargo Volume Behind Second Row: 29.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind First Row: 58.9 cubic feet

2023 BMW X3

  • Cargo Volume Behind Second Row: 28.7 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind First Row: 62.7 cubic feet

Discover the Acura Lineup with Acura of Baton Rouge!

The 2023 Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 comparison shows you that the RDX can easily fit into your lifestyle with its spacious interior and strong performance. Ready to learn more? Contact us today to set up a test drive at our dealership in Baton Rouge! In the meantime, check out our research page for more Acura vs. BMW comparisons.


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