Acura RLX vs. BMW i3

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$54,900
$47,650 - $51,500

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
181 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L 24
Electric Motor

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

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.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control

Navigation System

Navigation System

Passengers

Passengers
5
4

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/40R19 - P245/40WR19
P175/55TR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
101.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.5 ft.
33.8 ft.

Length

Length
198.1 in.
158.1 in.

Width

Width
74.4 in.
70.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3977 lbs.
3040 - 3309 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
181 hp

Torque

Torque
272 ft. lbs.
199 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
Electric Motor

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
2.3 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
113 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
124 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
102 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

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.
84 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3977 lbs.
3040 - 3309 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 mpg.
100 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6
Electric - 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

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.61
9.70

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
P245/40R19 - P245/40WR19
P175/55TR20

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/40R19 - P245/40WR19
P195/50TR20

Front Wheel Size

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

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 - 19 X 8 in.
20 X 6 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Forged Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.5 ft.
33.8 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.

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.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 in.
101.2 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
198.1 in.
158.1 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.7 in.
62.6 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.3 in.
62.7 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.2 in.
62.1 in.

Model Group

Model Group
RLX
i3

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High
Luxury High

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Hatchback