2015 Acura RDX vs Lexus RX 350, INFINITI QX50, and BMW X3

It's a crowded field when you're considering luxury crossover sport utility vehicles, which is why Pohanka Acura has assembled a competitor comparison to see how the 2015 Acura RDX stacks up against its competition - the Lexus RX 350, INFINITI QX50, and BMW X3.

If you're looking for a powerful engine, the 2015 Acura RDX does not disappoint. With a 3.5L i-VTEC® V6 engine, it produces 273 horsepower and beats out the Lexus RX 350 and BMW X3. And when it comes to torque, it bests the the RX 350 again with 251 foot-pounds of torque at a higher RPM. The RDX also has paddle shifters as a standard feature, whereas it is not available on the RX 350 and QX50, and is only optional on the X3.

The Acura RDX beats the Lexus RX 350 yet again when it comes to safety, with a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association for front driver and front passenger crash tests for the RDX and only four stars for the RX 350. In an effort to keep your vehicle thief-proof, the RDX has a radio theft-deterrent system, which is something you won't find on the QX50. Even something as convenient as daytime running lights comes standard on the RDX, but cannot be found on the QX50.

When it comes to comfort and convenience, the 2015 RDX is tough to beat yet again. To keep you and those around you safe, the RDX comes standard with a rearview camera, which is an option you'll have to add to your vehicle if you want the Lexus RX 350 or BMW X3. To keep air circulating and add a touch of convenience, the RDX comes standard with a power moonfoof, something that's not available on the QX50 and is offered as only an option on the RX 350 and X3.

For the comfort of the driver, the RDX offers leather trimmed seats, which is only an option on the RX 350 and X3, and if you want to keep yourself warm on those cold days, the RDX comes standard with heated front seats. You won't find those on the QX50 and they're only optional on the RX 350 and X3.

And when it comes to maximum cargo volume, the 2015 Acura RDX has 61.3 cubic feet available, beating the INFINITI QX50 and BMW X3.

If you're looking for power, safety, and comfort in a luxury crossover SUV, you know who to choose. The 2015 Acura RDX is for sale at Pohanka Acura in Chantilly, Virginia, so visit our new vehicle showroom to find out more about the crossover SUV that leaves the competition in the dust.


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