2016 Acura RDX VS 2015 BMW X3 Comparison


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Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Compares The 2016 Acura RDX Against The 2015 BMW X3

When choosing the best luxury midsize SUV, research is important. To help with this, Continental Acura just west of Chicago, IL has developed the following side-by-side comparison. The purchase of a vehicle is one of the largest and most significant purchases made in life and it is essential to get the absolute most for the money. Browse through the following discussions of the design, performance, safety, and features between these two vehicles for a better understanding of the value offered by each. Once the research is complete, come by Continental Acura next door to Downers Grover, IL to more information on the newly redesigned 2016 Acura RDX and schedule a test drive as soon as it arrives.

2016 Acura RDX


2015 BMW X3

72 Months 70,000 Miles* Powertrain Warranty 48 Months 50,000 Miles
Standard Equipment Rearview Camera Optional
Standard Equipment Leather Trimmed Seats Optional
Standard Equipment Front Heated Seats Optional



Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Illustrates The Design Differences Between The Vehicles

When approaching these vehicles, the exterior design is very different between the two. The BMW X3 offers a modern revision of the decades old design that still includes the signature kidney grilles. The substantial front bumper has lines that are upturned in the middle which almost gives the face of the vehicle a look of dismay. Along the side profile is an extremely pronounced line that runs along the door handles and overall the vehicle holds on to a relatively boxy European design. The newly redesigned Acura RDX brilliantly maintains signatures of the brand while also providing a sleek, modern, and unique look. The new Jewel Eye headlights are magnificent and make clear to onlookers that the RDX is far beyond the average SUV. A perfect balance of bold yet subtle lines flow effortlessly from the new front bumper around the vehicle to the stunning LED taillights with light-pipe design. Inside the Acura RDX provides significantly more cargo volume, legroom, and shoulder room which will make for a much more comfortable and accommodating vehicle. Visit Continental Acura to learn more about the exquisite 2016 Acura RDX that was recently revealed to the world at the Chicago, IL Auto Show.


Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Evaluates The Performance

One of the first and most significant differences in performance between these vehicles is that the new Acura RDX will come with a V6 where the entry level BMW X3 is only equipped with a 4-cylinder. The surprising thing with the different engines is that, despite having a significantly smaller engine lacking 2 cylinders, the BMW X3 gets the same fuel mileage as the much more powerful Acura RDX. This means the Acura RDX will have an easier time passing slower traffic and getting on to freeways while not using any extra fuel. In fact the Acura RDX may well use less fuel as new upgrades to the engine will have it getting as high as 29 MPG** highway vs the BMW X3 getting up to 28. The Acura RDX is also notably lighter in weight which will also provide a performance advantage while driving. Just because these vehicles are considered utility vehicles does not mean that they can’t offer an engaging driving experience. The freshly redesigned 2016 Acura RDX has undergone upgrades throughout the suspension and even the engine mounts to optimize the handling throughout the vehicle. The paddle shifters that come as standard with the Acura also contribute to an unmatched driving experience. Paddle shifters on the BMW X3 will cost extra on a vehicle that already comes in with a substantially higher price tag. Acura will also stand behind their product with a much more generous powertrain warranty. The outstanding 2016 Acura RDX is available at Continental Acura conveniently located just outside Geneva, IL.

Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Looks At Safety And Features

As the roadways become ever more crowded, safety is something that simply can not be compromised. Both of these vehicles are considered safe but the updates to the new Acura RDX provide it with a distinct advantage over the BMW X3. The newly introduced AcuraWatch technology available in the 2016 RDX provides a second set of concentrating of eyes on the road that assist the driver in a variety of areas to include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, and lane keeping assist, along with a standard multi-view rear camera and expanded view drivers side mirror. There is also a significant difference between the standard features provided with the entry level models of these vehicles which is telling of the value offered by each. The BMW X3 enters the market with a significantly higher price tag yet offers fewer of the features one would expect in a vehicle presenting itself as one of luxury. The Acura RDX comes standard with heated front seats, power moonroof, leather seats, and rearview camera, all of which will cost extra on the BMW X3. Clearly the 2016 RDX provides substantially more for the money. To learn more, take the quick trip east from Chicago, IL and visit Continental Acura.

Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Specializes In Exceptional Customer Service

Too often the car buying experience is rife with confusion, frustration, and poor customer service. Continental Acura just north of Plainfield, IL stands apart from the competition by always putting the customer first. Whether it is maintaining a vast selection of new Acura vehicles to ensure the right vehicle for each customer or going the extra mile to hand pick the best quality used vehicles, we are determined to put our customers best interest at the forefront of all we do. This also means that we offer a top-of-the-line service department staffed with factory trained technicians and courteous service advisers. When it comes to precision engineered Acura vehicles, only the right parts will do which is why our parts department keeps a comprehensive inventory of genuine Acura parts and accessories on hand. Come experience the value of Continental Acura just south of Wheaton, IL today. Appointments with knowledgeable sales consultants can be made by calling 630-949-3123. We are conveniently located at 2275 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL 60540.

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* Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.

** Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.