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Compare BMW X3 vs. Acura RDX vs. Audi Q5

Compare the BMW X3 against the Acura RDX and Audi Q5. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the X3, RDX and Q5 stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new X3, RDX and Q5. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 BMW X3 2014 Acura RDX 2014 Audi Q5
2014 BMW X3 2014 Acura RDX 2014 Audi Q5
     
AWD 4dr SAV
  • AWD 4dr SAV
  • AWD 4dr SAV
FWD
  • FWD
  • AWD
  • FWD with Technology Package
  • AWD with Technology Package
quattro 4dr 2.0T Premium
  • quattro 4dr 2.0T Premium
  • quattro 4dr 2.0T Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr 3.0T Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr 3.0T Prestige
  • quattro 4dr 3.0L TDI Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr 3.0L TDI Prestige
  • quattro 4dr 2.0T Prestige
  • quattro 4dr 3.0T Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr 3.0T Prestige

Prices

MSRP $39,800 $34,520 $37,300
Invoice $36,615 $32,430 $34,690
Avg. Paid $36,264 $29,707 $35,130

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.4 8.1
Critics' Rating 8.6 8.9 9.3
Performance 8.8 8.0 8.2
Interior 8.0 8.1 8.4
Cost to Own 7.9 8.5 7.6
Safety 10.0 9.7 9.3
Reliability 3.5 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Agile, composed handling
  • Good cargo space
  • Roomy cabin
  • Lots of standard features
  • Strong engine
  • Roomy, upscale cabin
  • Large cargo hold
  • Lavish interior
  • Fun driving dynamics
  • Powerful, efficient diesel model
  • Standard all-wheel drive
Cons
  • Some rivals have more standard features
  • Numb steering
  • Confusing infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/212 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
MPG 21 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.6 105.7 110.5
Length, Overall (in) 183 183.5 182.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 73.7 74.7
Height, Overall (in) 65.4 66.1 65.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4068 3717 4079

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 3500 1500 4400

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Luggage Rack Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.5 101.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 38.7 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 39.9 42 41
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 58.7 57.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.1 39
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 38.3 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56 57.2 56.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 63.3 61.3 57.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 27.6 26.1 29.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 27.6 26.1 29.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122 3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 5000 273 @ 6200 220 @ 4450
Torque (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 1250 251 @ 5000 258 @ 1500
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 39 38.9 38.1

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 16 19.8

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.