Acura RLX vs. BMW i3

Majestic Black Pearl
VS
Capparis White W/Bmw I Frozen Blue Accent

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$36,405 - $39,740
$33,433 - $37,094

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
170 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L 24
Electric Motor

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
40.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 in.
39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.8 in.
31.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
37.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 cu. ft.
Not Available

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
101.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.5 ft.
32.4 ft.

Length

Length
198.1 in.
158.3 in.

Width

Width
74.4 in.
69.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3977 .lbs
3234 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
272 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
2.3 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 15 mpg
55 - 55 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
109 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
109 mpg

Safety Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Acura RLX
BMW i3

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Subcompact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
102.1 ft³.
Not Available

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3977 lbs.
3234 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23
109 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 mpg.
Not Available

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 mpg.
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6
Electric/Gas

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/212
39.5 Cu.in. Range Extender

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Sequential MPI (injection)

Trans Type

Trans Type
10
1

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25
Not Available

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27
Not Available

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19
Not Available

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60
Not Available

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30
Not Available

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
Not Available

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97
Not Available

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.61
9.70

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6
Not Available

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
Not Available

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19
P155/60R20 - P155/70R19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19
P175/55R20 - P175/60R19

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Not Available

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 - 19 X 8 in.
19 X 5 - 20 X 5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 - 19 X 8 in.
19 X 5.5 - 20 X 5.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Not Available

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Forged Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Not Available

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.5 ft.
32.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in.
11 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
11 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal.
2.3 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 in.
39.6 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
40.5 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
59.6 in.
53.6 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.9 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 in.
37.2 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.8 in.
31.9 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
57 in.
49.2 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
54.5 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
101.2 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
198.1 in.
158.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.4 in.
69.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.7 in.
62.9 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.3 in.
61.9 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.2 in.
61.3 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
3.8 in.
Not Available

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.9 ft³.
Not Available

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78
Not Available

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
RLX
i3

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High
Luxury High

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
Not Available

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
SOHC
Not Available

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
Not Available

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
Not Available

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
Not Available