2020 Acura RDX vs 2020 BMW X3

White 2020 Acura RDX, VS icon, and black 2020 BMW X3

Are you shopping around for a midsize luxury crossover SUV, but are not sure which model to buy? Here at Acura of Maui, we encourage you to check out the 2020 Acura RDX, with its sporty styling, superb performance and driving dynamics, state-of-the-art technologies, off-road capabilities, and a roomy, refined, and luxurious interior. In this 2020 Acura RDX vs 2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i comparison, we show how the Acura RDX favorably stacks up against the crossover SUV competition.

On the performance front, the Acura RDX easily outmuscles the BMW X3 sDrive30i. It comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which cranks out 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine in the BMW X3 sDrive30i generates only 248 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. Also, the Acura RDX has a more sophisticated transmission, with a 10-speed automatic, compared to a 8-speed automatic for the BMW X3 sDrive30i. Additionally, with a shorter turning circle (38.9’ vs 39.7’), the Acura RDX is more maneuverable.

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2020 Acura RDX VS 2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i
272-hp/280 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 248-hp/252 lb-ft
10-speed Automatic Transmission 8-speed Automatic
104.0 cu-ft Total Passenger Volume 101.4 cu-ft
79.8 cu-ft Maximum Cargo Capacity 62.7 cu-ft

Advantages of the 2020 Acura RDX

Another advantage of the Acura RDX is its roomy interior. While both SUVs can seat five people, the Acura RDX has more passenger space, with a total passenger volume of 104.0 cu-ft, compared to just 101.4 cu-ft for the BMW X3 sDrive30i. Also, the RDX offers more storage space, with a maximum cargo capacity of 79.8 cu-ft, compared to only 62.7 cu-ft for the BMW X3 sDrive30i.

If you’re from Maui and are interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2020 Acura RDX, then feel free to get in touch with us at Acura of Maui!


White 2020 Acura RDX with a city skyline in the background
Black dashboard and front seats in 2020 Acura RDX
Side view of red 2020 Acura RDX
Cargo area of 2020 Acura RDX