The 2021 BMW X3 or the 2021 Acura RDX?

The 2021 Acura RDX and the 2021 BMW X3 are two of the most compared vehicles in today’s market! Showing off many amazing features, the 2021 Acura RDX and the 2021 BMW X3 make for great vehicles. But what really makes each one so special? Well, we here at Bobby Rahal Acura have taken some time to look at the power, features, technology & safety, and comfort of both vehicles. We want you to take a look at each vehicle and decide which one is right for you. Let’s jump to it!


Compare the 2021 Acura RDX vs. the 2021 BMW X3 at Bobby Rahal Acura | RDX driving on highway with sun glaring behind

Which is more powerful: The 2021 RDX or the X3?

When it comes to power, you want to make sure you are making the correct decision. You want something that is reliable and will get the job done. So, let’s take a look at the 2021 Acura RDX first. This vehicle has a 2.0L 4cyl Turbo Engine as well with 272 hp and is also available in a hybrid and AWD option. That makes this engine and the BMW X3 a very impressive and versatile vehicle.

The features of the 2021 Acura RDX are amazing. But, in order to make an informed decision, we should compare that to the 2021 BMW X3. This vehicle has a 2.0L 4cyl Turbo Engine that boasts an impressive 248 hp and is available in a Hybrid and AWD option.

When it comes to power, the 2021 BMW X3 gets slightly edged out by the 2021 Acura RDX.

What features do the 2021 RDX or the X3 have?

With the ever changing importance of features in vehicles in today’s market, it is important to take a look at what these two specific vehicles have to offer. In the 2021 Acura RDX, the features include 58.9 cubic ft. cargo volume and a standard multi-view rear camera with dynamic guidelines. The RDX has an estimated 22 MPG city and 28 MPG highway rating.

In the 2021 BMW X3, some of the features include 62.7 cubic foot cargo volume and has an available BMW App that gives you information about the vehicle itself. The BMW X3 also has an estimated 23 MPG city and 20 MPG highway rating.

Knowing the features available in each vehicle are important to a well rounded decision!


Compare the 2021 Acura RDX vs. the 2021 BMW X3 at Bobby Rahal Acura | Showing off driver and passenger seats

Compare the 2021 Acura RDX vs. the 2021 BMW X3 at Bobby Rahal Acura | Closeup on wheel

Compare the 2021 Acura RDX vs. the 2021 BMW X3 at Bobby Rahal Acura | Close up on center console

Tell me about technology and safety in the 2021 RDX and the X3?

Today’s drivers across the nation want their vehicle to be a seamless part of their life, and to have the systems and features to stay connected at all times. This includes having power for electronics, connectivity to listen to the latest music and podcasts, and much more in the way of comfort and convenience.

Both the 2021 Acura RDX and the 2021 BMW X3 have great connectivity, capable of connecting with your smartphone and making it easy to utilize the technology at your fingertips. Technology isn’t just about comfort – it’s also about safety. Both the RDX and X3 use the latest in safety technology to make our rides safer. The RDX offers technology options like an optional navigation with tech package, standard Acura Watch™ System Technology, and standard Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure.

Whereas the X3 offers technology like a standard 10.25” display with navigation system, an available heads-up display, and a standard Active Driving Assistant , which includes Frontal Collision Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Speed Limit Information.

Having knowledge of both technology and safety can help you make the best decision possible.

Which vehicle is more comfortable and has more utility space?

Driving in comfort is important to all drivers and making a decision without taking comfort into consideration would be a big mistake! Both the 2021 Acura RDX and the 2021 BMW X3 provide comfort features that even the most picky of backseat drivers or annoyances won’t have something to complain about. The 2021 Acura RDX has features that include WiFi Hotspot capability, available Acura ELS Studio Premium Audio System, and a standard Panoramic Sunroof.

The 2021 BMW X3 has features available like a panoramic sunroof, HiFi SOund System with 205-watt digital amplifier and 12 speakers, and Live Cockpit Plus features that include an instrument cluster with a 5.1” display.

Not forgetting about comfort is important and using the information provided should help any driver make an informed decision!


Compare the 2021 Acura RDX vs. the 2021 BMW X3 at Bobby Rahal Acura | Side shot of RDX driving by on highway

Hopefully, we were able to provide some insight into both the 2021 Acura RDX and the 2021 BMW X3. We want you to be happy in the vehicle you drive, and hopefully knowing what each vehicle has to offer makes the decision between these two vehicles a little clearer. Ready to test drive a new 2021 Acura RDX? Visit us at Bobby Rahal Acura and let us help you drive off in a new vehicle, today!