2018 Acura RDX vs. 2017 BMW X3
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We find that drivers around Plainfield and Aurora turn to both the 2018 Acura RDX and the 2017 BMW X3 for that balance of sporty performance, high-end features, and spacious interior dimensions that the luxury crossover segment promises. Each vehicle achieves that goal to some degree — after all, the luxury crossover class is naturally a cut above. That said, the Acura RDX goes a little bit further.
The 2018 Acura RDX makes advanced power a standard feature, with all models drawing upon up to 279 hp from a 3.5L i-VTEC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM II®) and low-friction technology. A 6-speed automatic transmission presents Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters as standard.The 2017 BMW X3 takes a different approach, fitting entry-level models with a decidedly underwhelming four-cylinder rated at a maximum of 240 hp. Paddle shifters are not provided as standard.
Many features you might expect as standard from the 2017 BMW X3 are instead curiously absent. At a time when even subcompacts tend to fit rearview cameras across all trims, it’s odd to see the BMW X3 demanding more money for the feature. The same goes for LED headlights and Push Start Ignition — they’re such expected features that you might forget to check for them altogether.The BMW’s paltry collection of standard features is thrown into even greater relief by the Acura RDX’s generousness. Aside from the amenities mentioned above, you’ll find heated front seats and a power moonroof as standard.
The 2017 BMW X3 seems lacking in terms of optional features as it does in standard features. Once again, that barren features list looks even less enticing when compared against the generously equipped new RDX
, which can be had with:
- GPS-Linked Climate Control: Tracks the heat of the sun relative to your Acura’s GPS coordinates, then constantly adjusts interior climate control settings to compensate.
- Ventilated Front Seats: The Acura RDX can keep you cool during the height of summer just as easily at it keeps you warm during the depths of winter.
Accolades for the 2018 Acura RDX
- 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.*
The 2017 BMW X3 Fails to Advance to the Level of the Acura RDX
The Acura RDX is advanced year after year, while the BMW X3 seems to be stuck in the past. Find out more or arrange a test drive by contacting Continental Acura of Naperville today. You’re also welcome to apply for financing or visit the showroom — we’re an easy drive away from Plainfield and Aurora.
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*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.