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2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 BMW X3 PHEV Review

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2022 Acura
MDX

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

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MSRP*
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$46,900 to $60,650
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$49,600
Invoice* $45,701 to $56,811 $46,630
MPG - City 19 N/A
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura MDX offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the BMW X3 PHEV. The BMW X3 PHEV offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura MDX is somewhat more expensive than the BMW X3 PHEV. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Acura MDX and the BMW X3 PHEV have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the BMW X3 PHEV, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Acura MDX, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW X3 PHEV.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura MDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the BMW X3 PHEV.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a larger turning radius than the BMW X3 PHEV, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the BMW X3 PHEV. When it comes to horsepower, the Acura MDX greatly out-muscles the BMW X3 PHEV.

Utility
The Acura MDX offers greater seating capacity than the BMW X3 PHEV, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW X3 PHEV.

Warranty
The Acura MDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW X3 PHEV.