New Acura RDX Comparison in Buffalo NY

Which Luxury SUV is Right For You?Compare the New Acura RDX vs. the New Cadillac XT5 and New BMW X3

The Acura RDX Outshines the Competition in Buffalo NY

As the industry's new most popular segment, cookie cutter crossovers can be spied all over the Williamsville scene. Most of them offer more spacious seating than your typical sedan, and at least a modicum of utility. However, not many are quite adept at standing out in a crowd. Not many provide the "it" factor that makes one go, "now that's sweet."

Then there's the new Acura RDX. With its potent turbocharged engine, aggressive yet elegant exterior style, impeccably trimmed cabin, and loads of standard features, the RDX out paces the competition. Even other luxury offerings, like the Cadillac XT5 and BMW X3, have a hard time keeping up…literally and figuratively.

Acura RDXCadillac XT5BMW X3
Horsepower272 horsepower310 horsepower248 horsepower
Android/Apple Smartphone ConfigurationNo Android/Yes Apple CarPlayStandardNo Android/Yes Apple CarPlay
Advanced Driver AidsAcuraWatchDriver Awareness PackageDriving Assistance
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)29.530.028.7

Acura RDX vs. Cadillac XT5

Acura RDX
Cadillac XT5
  • Fuel Economy: The Acura RDX leaves the Cadillac XT5 in the dust with its EPA-estimated 22 mpg when cruising around the streets of Buffalo or 28 on the highway to Orchard Park. The XT5 can't keep up with its 19 mpg in city driving and 26 on the highway. Plan on making more stops in the Cadillac XT5.
  • Storage: What is an SUV without utility? The Acura RDX offers 29.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row of seats.  Once you lay those down, you'll find 58.9 cubic feet of storage. That is slightly less than the 30 cubic feet and 63 cubic feet of the Cadillac XT5. Where the Cadillac falls short is on supplemental storage. Each RDX features an under-floor compartment for hiding and transporting additional items. Something the Cadillac XT5 can not do.
  • Standard Safety Technologies: Out of the box, the Acura RDX includes the AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety and driver assistance features. The means you get forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control; all for no extra cost. The Cadillac XT5 can't hold a candle to the RDX. You'll only find a rearview camera and rear parking sensors included, the rest you will have to chip in extra to get.

Acura RDX vs. BMW X3

Acura RDX
  • Power: Whether you want a little more top speed, or extra torque for confident highway passing maneuvers, the Acura RDX is the choice in this match up. Both vehicles are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but the RDX outputs more power, making 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. On the other side, the X3's engine is good for 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
  • Standard Features: The Acura RDX includes a full lineup of advanced driver assistance features, as well as smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and a Wi-Fi hotspot for no extra cost. The driver aids and Apple CarPlay are available on the BMW X3, but only for a significantly increased investment.
  • Utility: The Acura RDX boasts 29.5 cubic-feet of cargo room with all the seats in place, making the 28.7 cubic-feet of the BMW X3 look quite small by comparison. Additionally, the RDX's split rear seatbacks fold almost completely flat, increasing available space to nearly 80 cubic feet. Max cargo capacity for the X3 reaches just 62.7 cubic feet.

Test Drive the new Acura RDX near East Aurora

If you're in the market for a new luxury crossover with great style and loads of standard features, the Acura RDX might be the vehicle for you. To learn more about available models and options, Acura financing, and available lease specials, feel free to contact us at your convenience, or come pay us a visit to speak with one of our friendly representatives. We're happy to be of assistance.