2021 BMW X3 M

2021 BMW X3 M

2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura RDX

2021 BMW X3 M vs. 2021 Acura RDX


In the world of high-octane performance and sporty SUVs, the 2021 BMW X3 M is sure to turn heads. This nimble crossover comes with a host of features that make the SUV practical and functional. However, push the gas pedal down and you will discover that the 2021 X3 M has a sporting heritage. The crossover offers superb driving dynamics and is sure to thrill any motoring enthusiast. On the other hand, the 2021 Acura RDX is a dependable compact SUV that offers great driving dynamics although its sluggish engine is unlikely to inspire many drivers. Here is a comparison of the two cars and a verdict of which of the two is a better one.

Design & Style

When it comes to styling and exterior design, the 2021 BMW X3 M is miles ahead of the Acura RDX. The BMW looks great, thanks to its aggressive contours and sporty curves. The 2021 X3 M features large sports wheels as well as flared wheel arches. All this ensures that the car looks at home on the racing track just as it does when parked outside city restaurant. Luggage space is generous and several travel cases can fit easily into its trunk. The 2021 Acura RDX is also very functional. A roomy cabin and large trunk ensure that this car can handle everyday duties with ease. It is nowhere as luxurious as the 2021 X3 M and the hard plastics that cover much of its surface are likely to crack after a while.

Technology & Safety

When you purchase the base model of the 2021 X3 M, it comes with a ten-inch infotainment display that controls the infotainment system as well as a variety of cabin functions. Other standard tech features include a Harman & Kardon audio system as well as smartphone integration. For the Acura RDX, you similarly get a ten-inch display that controls the infotainment system. Though the build quality of the system is not like that of the 2021 X3 M, it still delivers a satisfactory performance. Other tech features come as premium options, which means that you should be ready to pay more to get anything close to the features in the X3 M.


With a 3-liter, twin-turbo engine that produces an incredible 500hp, the 2021 BMW X3 M is an absolute beast on the track. Zero to sixty is achieved in under four seconds and even at high speeds, the 2021 X3 M feels sturdy and composed. Ride quality is brilliant as one would expect from a BMW and the finely-tuned suspension delivers a smooth ride. The 2021 Acura RDX is also a great car to drive although engine performance is not comparable to the sporty X3 M. The RDX is powered by a 2-liter engine and ride quality is ok for everyday activities.

The Bottom Line

Given that the 2021 BMW X3 M is designed to race the tracks just as easily as undertake everyday functions, it is obvious which car is going to win this comparison. The 2021 Acura RDX offers a smooth but somewhat uninspiring ride. This makes the 2021 BMW X3 M a clear winner in this comparison.

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