2020 BMW X3

2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura RDX

2020 BMW X3 vs. 2020 Acura RDX


The 2020 BMW X3 is a fun-to-drive vehicle that sits on top of the luxury SUV rankings, thanks to well-built interior and high performance. On the other hand, Acura RDX offers a cozy ride, but it lacks a stronger engine option. The below post will compare these two cars in detail.

Design & Style

The 2020 Acura RDX is a 5-seater car with supportive and comfortable front seats, but the same cannot be said for rear seats. The refined cabin is filled with quality materials, but there are some plastics as well. It comes standard with leather upholstery.

The 2020 BMW X3 has ample cabin space for 5 people to be seated comfortable across both the rows. Three adults can easily fit at the back, with enough room for acreage. The cabin looks to be a part of luxury SUV, with a lot of quality materials inside. Very few rivals can match this.

Technology & Safety

The 2020 Acura RDX comes standard with a True Touchpad interface with a touchpad controlled at the bottom of console. Some standard features include Acuralink telematics system, USB ports, Apple CarPlat, 9-speaker system, satellite radio, Wi-Fi hot spot, Siri Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth. Speaking of safety, you have the AcuraWatch system and a rearview camera, including lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, emergenc braking and forward collision warning.

Standard tech features in the 2020 X3 include HD radio, 12-speaker audio system, USB ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, navigation and 8.8 inch touch screen. Optional features include Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless charging, satellite radio and panoramic moonroof. The infotainment works pretty well, and all of the controls are within easy reach from driver seat. Standard safety features include traffic sign recognition, pedestrian detection, emergency braking, forward collision warning, drowsiness monitoring, parking sensors and a rearview camera.


Performance is a crucial parameter to judge the true value of a car. Speaking of which, the 2020 Acura RDX comes with turbo-four engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It offers enough power for daily commute, but you will have to look elsewhere, if looking for more potent engine.

BMW X3 comes standard with a 248-HP turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Apart from that, you have 3 performance-oriented models that feature turbo-six engines ranging from 380 to 500 HP. Fuel efficiency is higher than most rivals.

The Bottom Line

The 2020 BMW X3 has a comfortable cabin and plenty of tech features wrapped in an athletic, fun-to-drive package. No matter what you’re looking for in a small crossover, the X3 almost certainly provides it, which is why this BMW claims one of the top spots in our luxury compact SUV rankings.

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At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2020 BMW X3 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.


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