2017 Acura MDX vs the 2017 BMW X5

When the time arrives for you to find the right luxury SUV, you've probably had your eye on a few different models. However, it can be troublesome choosing between great models like the Acura MDX vs. BMW X5, but don't worry, our experts at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo are here to help drivers like you in the Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo area make the right decision.

Want to learn more about how the 2018 Acura MDX compares to the 2018 BMW X5? Keep reading to see which of these two luxury SUVs is right for you.

Acura MDX vs BMW X5 Specs

The 2018 Acura MDX comes outfitted with a 3.5L V6 engine and the 2018 BMW X5 features a 3.0L Twin Turbo 6-cylinder engine. The MDX features a 9-speed automatic and the BMW X5 features an 8-speed automatic transmission. Both vehicles can easily surpass 285 horsepower, but it's the Acura MDX that takes the lead in fuel efficiency because it features Variable Cylinder Management™. This feature automatically adjusts between using 6-cylinder and 3-cylinder during normal performance, resulting in 19 city/27 highway MPG¹ vs. the 18 city/25 highway MPG that the BMW X5 is capable of.

Technology & Entertainment Features

Both of these luxury SUVS come with a variety of sophisticated technology and entertainment features. Each vehicle includes a touchscreen display and premium sound systems to deliver the selected audio entertainment. The 2018 MDX and 2018 X5 each offer a radio, an MP3 capable CD player, and USB/auxiliary inputs for external media devices. The BMW X5 features pre-wiring SiriusXM®, which allows you to bring along your satellite radio player into the vehicle if you have a subscription. However, the Acura MDX comes with a 3-month trial subscription, allowing you to enjoy the 150+ stations available.

2018 Acura MDX vs 2018 BMW X5 Safety

The Acura MDX and the BMW X5 each feature stability and traction control systems that are included with their anti-lock brakes. These features recognize when a wheel begins to slip, and they'll actively apply brake pressure to the wheel. By reducing the engine speed and braking the slipping wheel, these systems can effectively help the vehicles regain traction.

The MDX comes standard with some driver-assistance features like Collision Mitigation Braking System™ which uses front sensors to detect the likelihood of a collision and provide enough brake pressure to give the driver enough time to respond. The Acura MDX also includes features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, and Road Departure Mitigation. The BMW X5 doesn't include any driver-assisting technology with its base trim level.

2018 Acura MDX vs 2018 BMW X5: Which Will You Choose?

We hope that this Acura MDX vs BMW X5 luxury SUV comparison helped you see the clear differences between the two models that you're considering. You got a sense of each of these SUVs, but more importantly, you learned about the crucial advantages that the Acura MDX has. You can continue learning more about the 2018 Acura MDX by taking a closer look and browsing our online inventory.

Contact us to schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo. We're proud to lend a helping hand to drivers in Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo when the time comes for them to choose their next car.

¹19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rrating for MDX FWD model without Idle Stop. 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 and other factors.

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