2017 Acura MDX vs the 2017 BMW X5

The Acura MDX is a stylish luxury SUV that drivers have flocked to due to its performance, appearance, and sophisticated features. However, some driver cite the 2017 BMW X5 as their preference. While both these vehicles offer a great deal of impressive features and abilities, which one would you prefer to get you around in the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo area?

That might be a tough decision to make, but we'll help you out by doing the leg work. In this article, we're going to closely examine the 2017 Acura MDX and the 2017 BMW X5. We'll show you the similarities while highlighting their differences. By reading this article, you'll be ready to make the decision as to which luxury SUV you prefer. 

2017 Acura MDX Performance vs 2017 BMW X5 Performance

The Acura MDX is equipped with a 3.5L engine. The BMW X5 features a 3L Twin Turbo V6. Each vehicle can easily hit the 290 horsepower range. Both of these engines also feature Direct Injection. This fuel delivery system will provide your engine with the fuel that it needs to perform while reducing unnecessary waste. Due to this system, the 2017 Acura MDX gets an EPA estimated 19/27 mpg city/highway*. The BMW X5, on the other hand, falls a little short with its ability to get 18/24 mpg city/highway. 

Entertainment & Technology

Each of these SUVs deliver audio entertainment through premium sound systems. Both vehicles are equipped with an AM/FM radio and a CD player with MP3 playback capabilities. The BMW X5 features pre-wiring for SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, but the Acura MDX comes with a three-month trial of this service. This subscription provides you with more than 150 different stations of music, news, sports, and even comedy.

The Acura MDX and the BMW X5 both feature Bluetooth® connectivity. This feature lets you make and receive hands-free phone calls from the road. You can even use this system to stream audio entertainment from your smartphone's library or apps.

Acura MDX Safety vs. BMW X5 Safety

The Acura MDX features Vehicle Stability Assist™ whereas the BMW X5 features Vehicle Stability Control. These active safety systems help keep the vehicles on track during instances of wheel slip by providing slight brake pressure and reducing engine speed while diverting torque to the wheels with the most traction. This system helps keep the vehicle on its intended path until the affected wheels regain traction.

The Acura MDX also features a variety of driver-assisting technology at the base level. The Collision Mitigation Braking System™ utilizes front sensors to help determine if a collision is imminent. It will provide brake pressure to provide enough time for the driver to intervene and come to a complete stop. 

Learn More About the 2017 Acura MDX

In this article, we showed drivers like you the differences between the 2017 Acura MDX. You learned that the Acura MDX offers you more in each of these categories. Of course, you could always learn more about the 2017 Acura MDX by taking it out on the road. 

Want to take the 2017 Acura MDX out for a spin? Schedule your test drive with us at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo, the dealership that's always proud to serve drivers in the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo area.


*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.


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