COMPARE THE 2018 BMW X3 VS ACURA MDX SH-AWD

 BMW X3 xDrive30i Acura MDX SH-AWD
          
  

In recent years, the US luxury automotive buyers have shifted their preferences from sedans to SUVs, with SUVs on pace to outsell sedans. BMW has taken note of this market trend and has recently introduced its newly redesigned 2018 X3 SUV. The all-new BMW X3 features 8 inches of ground clearance for navigating conditions from sand to snow, with plenty of margin for steep sections.

Let's take a comparative look at the 2018 BMX X3 versus the Acura MDX SH-AWD to see which vehicle will best meet your everyday needs.

 KEY SPECIFICATIONS    BMW X3 xDrive30iAcura MDX SH-AWD
 Engine
 2.0L TwinPower Turbo, 4 cyl 3.5-liter direct injected V-6
 Transmission 8-speed sport automatic 9-speed automatic
 Power     248 hp @ 5,200 - 6,500 rpm 290 @ 6200 rpm
 MPG 22 city / 29 hwy / 25 combined 18 city / 26 hwy / 21 combined
 Cost $42,650 $46,200
 

Key Takeaways: The X3 xDrive30i starts at $3,550 below the SH-AWD version of the MDX. While the MDX has more power and torque, the X3 handles better and provides better fuel economy.

 DIMENSIONS - Exterior (in.) BMW X3 xDrive30iAcura MDX SH-AWD
 Length 185.9 196.2
 Width 74.4 77.8
 Height 66.0 67.4
 Wheelbase 112.8 111.0
DIMENSIONS - Interior (in.)  
 Head Room (Acura f/m/r) 41.1/39.1 38.1 / 38.3 / 35.6
 Leg Room (Acura f/m/r) 40.3/36.4 41.4 / 36.6 / 28.1
 Shoulder (Acura f/m/r)57.6/56.0 61.1 / 59.1 / 54.7
 Cargo (cu. ft.) 28.7/62.7 14.9 / 38.4 / 68.4
 

Key Takeaways: The MDX is 10 in. longer in length than the X3 and is equipped with third row seat- not available on the X3. However the MDX's 3rd row isn't big enough to comfortably accommodate an average adult for long trips. For Acura, it is more about having a vehicle to offer a 3rd row in, than its practicality as the MDX is its biggest vehicle. The X3 also offers more head room
compared to the space available in the first two rows of the MDX.

 COST OF OWNERSHIP BMW X3 xDrive30i Acura MDX SH-AWD
 Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
 Drivetrain Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 6 years/70,000 miles
 Stolen Vehicle Recovery Included w/ Nav. - 4 years Optional (AcuraLink Connect)
 Roadside Assistance 4 years/unlimited miles 4 years/50,000 miles
 Complimentary Maintenance 3 years/36,000 miles Not Available
 
Key Takeaways: Lexus offers a longer drivetrain warranty, but with BMW's forecasted reliability (2017 J.D.Power Predicted Dependability Study), this is rarely used by the customer. Lexus is able to extend their warranty but cutting complimentary maintenance, something our owners find much more useful throughout their new car ownership.

Top considerations to own or lease a BMW X3:
• Stay connected with BMW connected and Apple® CarPlay™.
• With the BMW Genius App, BMW Genius Hotline, and on-site BMW Geniuses at the dealership, the customer has unlimited
access to specialists that can help with anything from pairing their Smartphone to using voice control.
• The BMW X3 offers comprehensive vehicle coverage including 3-year/36,000-mile of complimentary scheduled maintenance.
• The BMW X3 is the perfect blend of performance, reliability, safety and luxury.

Unique Features:
• BMW Assist eCall with Emergency Request and Automatic Collision Notification with TeleService is included free for 4 years.
• 50/50 - Near perfect weight distribution.
• Complimentary scheduled maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Additional packages are available.
• Gesture Control.

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