BMW X3 vs Acura MDX

BMW X3 vs Acura MDX

No two drivers are exactly the same. While some may seek similar features when looking to purchase a luxury SUV, driver interests differ from person to person. Thankfully, the 2021 BMW X3 and 2020 Acura MDX allow the drivers of Destin, Panama City, and Fort Walton Beach, FL, to customize their commutes in many ways.

To help you learn more about these customization features and choose which model matches your needs, we at BMW of Fort Walton Beach have created this BMW X3 vs. Acura MDX review.

Ready to get started? Keep reading!

BMW X3 Engine Specs

Your Way of Driving: Performance Capabilities

Whether you prefer to drive with race car-like speed or on any terrain, you can’t go wrong with either the BMW X3 or Acura MDX. Both SUVs allow you to customize your performance by choosing optional all-wheel drive or hybrid systems.

Once you choose your drivetrain and fuel option, the BMW X3 lets you further customize your commute with the standard Driving Dynamics Control system. With this system, you can fine-tune your drive by making performance adjustments—something you can’t do with the Acura MDX.

Choose one of three modes—ECO PRO, COMFORT, or SPORT—with the X3 to take performance customization further.

Learn more about the power you can unleash with the BMW X3 in our BMW X3 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA review!

BMW X3 Front Seats

BMW X3 Interior Cargo

BMW X3 vs Acura MDX Look and Feel: Design Options

Your vehicle should be an extension of your personality. Thanks to a variety of interior and exterior color options, you can customize the look and feel of either the BMW X3 or Acura MDX to your desire.

On the outside, choose from a selection of blacks, grays, blues, and whites. On the inside, choose the upholstery type and color that matches your needs, then choose the interior trim.

Here are the ways you can customize your SUV’s interior…

BMW X3 vs Acura MDX Interior Customization


Upholstery Fabric

Upholstery Colors

Interior Trim


SensaTec, Vernasca leather

Canberra Beige/Black, Black, Oyster, Cognac

Dark Oak Wood, Aluminum Rhombicle, Aluminum, Fineline Cove Matte Finish Wood

Acura MDX

Leather, Perforated leather, Perforated Milano leather

Ebony, Red, Parchment, Graystone, Espresso

High-Gloss Wood-Finish, Natural Desert Olive Ash Wood, Natural Olive Ash Burl Wood,

Metallic Pattern and Metal Trim

Thanks to this selection, you’re sure to have the SUV that matches your specific look and feel requirements.

Want to learn more about the BMW X3? Check out our BMW vs. Lexus reviews!

BMW X3 Interior Technology

Customize Your Comfort: Interior Settings

Sometimes, your needs change from day to day, especially when it comes to comfort. One day you may like things warmer while the next you crave cold air. Since your comfort needs change frequently, the BMW X3 and Acura MDX come equipped with comfort customization.

Choose your perfect seating position and temperature to travel the town as comfortably as possible.

The MDX allows front-seat passengers to find their perfect position with the 12-way power seat function. X3 passengers will have an easier time with the available 14-way power front seats.

Taking comfort to the extreme, both SUVs come standard with an Automatic 3-zone Climate Control system. This allows you, your front-seat passenger, and rear-seat passengers to independently set and adjust the climate settings without affecting one another.

Thanks to its extra seat customization, the X3 takes the lead here, too.

Don’t forget to check out our other BMW vs. Acura reviews to learn more about the X3!

BMW X3 vs Acura MDX: The Verdict

Looking to give your Destin, Panama City, and Fort Walton Beach, Florida, travels an upgrade? Ready to customize your luxury experience to match your needs? Both the X3 and MDX make this possible, thanks to their performance, design, and comfort features, but only one can be the winner.

After reading through our review, it’s clear that the 2021 X3 is the better choice. To learn more, visit us at BMW of Fort Walton Beach today!

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