2014 BMW X3 vs. 2014 Acura RDX

Considering the 2014 BMW X3 Near Kentucky?

If you’re tempted by the 2014 BMW X3 while looking for your next luxury vehicle, we don’t blame you. BMW has made a name for themselves all over the world, including Kentucky, and it is frequently used in combination with “class” or “luxury,” and as if that weren’t enough, the X3 has new appealing features like a powerful and efficient engine and optional luxury amenities like leather upholstery and heated front seats.

The luxury crossover market has a fair bit of competition these days, and while you might be tempted by the X3, we think you should pay attention to the 2014 Acura RDX. Sporting a new, more modern redesign, the most recent RDX combines popular features and affordability into a package that beats the BMW at its own game.

Let’s start with the savings; BMW’s X3 has “luxury” level pricing at $39,800 (MSRP), but the RDX starts off at just $34,520 (MSRP).* Now, you may think that means you get more with the BMW, but just keep reading.

The X3’s engine is nice, offering 240 hp and 28 highway mpg, but the 2014 RDX with a 6-speed automatic transmission gets the same EPA-estimated fuel economy (28 mpg on the highway)** but brings a full 273 hp to the pavement thanks to the Acura 3.5L V6 under the hood.

It’s a more powerful engine with the same efficiency, and Acura guarantees it for longer, with a 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty to the X3’s 48-month/50,000-mile warranty.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Take a look at everything else that separates these two luxury vehicles and then visit a Kentucky Acura Dealer for a test drive:

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or an $895 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
**Based on 2014 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 only), and other factors.