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Acura RDX
2021 Acura RDX
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$38,200
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7.9
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BMW X3
2021 BMW X3
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$43,000
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8.8
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2021 Toyota Highlander
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Horsepower
272 hp @ 6500 rpm
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
263 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
39 ft
39.4 ft
37.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 8"
18" x 7"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 8"
18" x 7"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P235/55HR19
P225/60HR18
P235/65VR18
Rear Tire
P235/55HR19
P225/60HR18
P235/65VR18
Spare Tire
N/A
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
27 MPG
24 MPG
City
22 MPG
25 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
29 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
6.6 Tons/yr
7.5 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.1 gallons
17.2 gallons
17.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
376.2 miles
430 miles
375.9 miles
Cruising Range Highway
478.8 miles
498.8 miles
519.1 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
186.7 in
185.9 in
194.9 in
Height
65.7 in
66 in
68.1 in
Max Width
74.8 in
74.4 in
76 in
Front Width
64.2 in
63.8 in
65.3 in
Rear Width
64.7 in
64.4 in
65.4 in
Wheelbase
108.3 in
112.8 in
112.2 in
Ground Clearance
5.7 in
7.2 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
40.3 in
40.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
40 in
41.1 in
39.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
60 in
57.6 in
59 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55 in
N/A
57.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38 in
36.4 in
41 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38 in
39.1 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57 in
56 in
58.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
50 in
N/A
57 in
Third Row Leg Room
N/A
N/A
27.7 in
Third Row Headroom
N/A
N/A
36.1 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
N/A
N/A
55 in
Third Row Hip Room
N/A
N/A
45.6 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,783 lbs
3,931 lbs
4,145 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
N/A
5,000 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
58.9 ft³
62.7 ft³
84.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
29.5 ft³
28.7 ft³
48.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
29.5 ft³
28.7 ft³
16 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • Parchment, Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Graphite, Fabric Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black w/Oyster Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Optional
Standard
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Optional
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
2 Years / 25,000 Miles