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 Memphis, TN

There are several beautiful choices to consider as you prepare for your upcoming crossover purchase. If you are in the market for a premium compact model, the RDX and the X3 may be excellent options that you are focused on. You will quickly discover that the RDX is more affordable than the X3 for the 2021 model year, and this is only the tip of the iceberg for their differences. Before making your final selection, you need to know about their other essential differences.


A test drive comparison will reveal the stunning differences between the 2021 RDX and the 2021 X3 under the hood. The turbo four-cylinder, the 2.0-liter engine is designed with aluminum alloy metal. It produces up to 272 horsepower and is mated to paddle shifters and 10-speed auto transmission with Sequential SportShift. All-wheel drive is optional. In comparison, you will control 248 horsepower from a 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder powertrain if you drive the 2021 BMW X3.


The RDX’s exterior for the 2021 model year reflects a balance of crisp angles and sophisticated curvature. Powerful front haunches and confident angles define its style through the profile. The crest-like grille has a chrome trim. It is joined by innovative LED headlights and extensive definition over the lower front fascia. The 2021 BMW, in comparison, has a classic BMW grille with an extended look from front to rear. This style is defined by relatively flat surfaces over the hood and roof.


The RDX and the X3 continue to stand apart through their interior styling and features. The RDX’s contemporary, athletic style extends throughout the spacious cabin. The leather sport-style seats and the prominent definition across the dashboard add to this look. The center stack has a stepped appearance, and it is loaded with touch buttons for the ignition and gear selection, a wireless charging station, and other equipment. The flowing center stack is loaded with a touch display screen, a navigation system, a premium sound system, and other gear. A short display screen tops the X3’s center stack. Below the screen, you will find layers supporting the stretched air vents and the auto climate control system. Other gear in the X3 includes a sound system, a heated steering wheel, and leather seats.

The Acura of Memphis team is available to show off the full line of Acura crossover SUVs. Do you want to check out the RDX’s trim levels or compare the RDX to other crossovers in our lineup? Please make arrangements to continue your research by calling us today.

* 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.