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Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $44,795

Acura RDX   
Difference: $15,900

Lowest Total Invoice: $42,568

Acura RDX   
Difference: $14,532

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelRDXX3
TrimBasexDrive35i
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $35,670 $48,950
Base Invoice $33,872 $46,205
Advance Package 6,650  
AWD 1,500  
Driver Assistance Package   950
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed   1,900
Navigation system   1,950
Text dictation   0
Dynamic Handling Package   1,400
Metallic paint (extra cost)   700
Heated front seats   500
Leather seating surfaces   1,450
LED headlights   1,900
Advance Package 6,300  
AWD 1,421  
Driver Assistance Package   875
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed   1,750
Navigation system   1,795
Text dictation   0
Dynamic Handling Package   1,290
Metallic paint (extra cost)   645
Heated front seats   460
Leather seating surfaces   1,335
LED headlights   1,750
Options (change) 8,150 10,750
Options (change) 7,721 9,900
Destination 975 995
Total Price $44,795 $60,695
Total Invoice $42,568 $57,100

The configured Acura RDX 4dr SUV has a 279-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured BMW X3 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Acura RDX and BMW X3 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Acura RDX Base trim is $35,670. The features would cost an additional $8,150. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $44,795.

The base sticker price of the BMW X3 xDrive35i trim is $48,950. The features would cost an additional $10,750. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $60,695.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Acura RDX trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the BMW X3 trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the BMW X3 xDrive35i appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Acura RDX 4dr SUV has a 279-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured BMW X3 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Acura RDX and BMW X3 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Acura RDX Base trim is $33,872. The features would cost an additional $7,721. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $42,568.

The invoice of the BMW X3 xDrive35i trim is $46,205. The features would cost an additional $9,900. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $57,100.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Acura RDX trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the BMW X3 trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the BMW X3 xDrive35i appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Acura RDX vs. BMW X3

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Acura RDX
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $13,870
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $12,622
Model Year20172017
ModelRDXX3
TrimBasexDrive35i
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine279hp V6300hp I6
TransmissionT6T8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/28 MPG19/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)410, 10600, 16
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/60-18245/50-18
Total Price$44,795$60,695
Adjustments for Features0-2,030
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$44,795$58,665
Total Invoice$42,568$57,100
Adjustments for Features0-1,910
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$42,568$55,190

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Features Comparison: Acura RDX vs. BMW X3

Model Year20172017
ModelRDXX3
TrimBasexDrive35i
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100
Remote app $25
Remote start$150 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 
Blind spot warning system$200 
Hill descent control $250
Lane keeping assist system$400 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Rear cross-traffic detection$100 
Rollover sensor$50 
Temporary spare tire$150 
Tires, run-flat $150
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Wide-view rear camera$0 
Cargo Management 
Cargo area rails w/tie downs $50
Cargo mat $40
Roof rails $250
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50
Automatic air recirculation $100
DVD-Audio-compatible player$0 
DVD-compatible player $0
Handwriting recognition $200
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
In-vehicle Internet $150
Navigation map updates, three years $0
Rear air vents$100 
Rear air vents with manual controls $150
S Voice support $0
Satellite radio$200 
Satellite radio - one year subscription $250
Text dictation $50
Voice control for external devices $0
Voice recorder $0
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding$350 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof$900 
Wheel-lip moldings $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200
Compass$0 
Power-folding mirrors $50
Spotter mirror(s)$50 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150
Regenerative braking $0
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Wood trim $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Adaptive dampers - mechanical$100 
Alloy wheels $350
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Total Value of Features$6,750$8,780
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$2,030
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,910

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Specifications Comparison: Acura RDX vs. BMW X3

Model Year20172017
ModelRDXX3
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase105.7 in110.6 in
Length184.4 in183.8 in
Width73.7 in74.1 in
Height65.0 in66.1 in
Curb Weight3,902 lb.4,230 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.0 gal.17.7 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.7 in40.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.7 in57.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.7 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in39.9 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in39.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.2 in56.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.8 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.3 in36.5 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
26.1 ft327.6 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
61.3 ft363.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Acura RDX

Advance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Fog lights125Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Remote start150No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
DVD-Audio-compatible player0Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
HD radio50Yes
Blind spot warning system200No
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Navigation system600Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
ELS, 410W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Lane keeping assist system400No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Total Requested476573%
Total Not Requested175027%

Option Package Details
BMW X3 xDrive35i

Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested1450100%
Total Not Requested00%
LED headlights
FeatureValueRequested?
LED headlights500Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Total Requested50071%
Total Not Requested20029%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
App support100Yes
Remote app25No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Total Requested84066%
Total Not Requested42534%
Dynamic Handling Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive dampers - electrical500No
Torque vectoring, brake-based100No
Variable steering ratio (optional)0No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested600100%

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