2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 BMW X3

2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 BMW X3
2021 Acura RDX 2021 BMW X3
  272 248
Cargo Space *
  79.8 cu. ft. 62.7 cu. ft.
  Standard Available on other styles
Drivetrain Warranty
  6 yr./70,000 mi. 4 yr./50,000 mi.

2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 BMW X3

Serving Ridgeland, MS

Through an in-depth comparison of the premium compact crossover SUVs on the market today, your sights may naturally settle on the Acura RDX. The RDX has been impressing drivers in Jackson and beyond for more than 15 years. While the BMW X3’s base MSRP is higher than the RDX’s base price, these two models are often compared. Will you select the RDX or the X3?


The 2021 RDX edges out over the competition in exciting ways. Specifically, the RDX pulls 272 horsepower from a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo aluminum-alloy engine. It is combined with a 10-speed auto transmission, paddle shifters, Sequential SportShift, and an optional all-wheel drive drivetrain. The base engine in the BMW X3 for 2021 is a turbo four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter design that puts out 248 horsepower.


Throughout the exterior, the 2021 Acura RDX is both sophisticated and dominating. The rounded nose holds a crest-style grille outlined in chrome, a defined lower-front fascia, and spectacular LED headlights that uniquely taper toward the rear. The hood and front-wheel haunches express the RDX’s power. The roof and contouring on the sides angle toward the back of the crossover. In comparison, the 2021 BMW X3 has a look with relatively horizontal flow across the side definition, roof, and hood.


The modern, high-end feel that extends across the RDX’s exterior also carries directly inside the cabin. The sport leather seats are combined with extensive definition throughout the dashboard and console. The console has a step design that connects directly with the center stack. The stack flows effortlessly up and toward the rear. Interior equipment includes a navigation system, a push-button starter, push-button gear selectors, a high-end sound system, a navigation system, and more. The X3’s interior shows off a narrow touch display screen on top of the center stack. The stack has a layered look with long air vents sitting on top of the climate management system’s controls. This crossover may have leather seating, a sound system, rear controls for the climate management system, and other equipment.

Our Acura of Jackson associates want each of our customers to love their next crossover, and we are happy to help you decide if the RDX is the right model for you. Visit Acura of Jackson soon to make RDX test drive arrangements.

* Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.