2017 Acura MDX vs 2017 BMW X5

A luxury SUV is a very special type of car. It needs to have good fuel economy, state-of-the-art technology, the best must-have features and so much more. All of this must satisfy not only the driver, but also the passengers, who are sometimes forgotten in the designs of rival SUVs. Acura, on the other hand, builds every vehicle with everyone, front and back-seat passengers, in mind. As can be seen in this 2017 Acura MDX vs 2017 BMW X5 comparison, an Acura is always the best option.

When comparing cars, most shoppers will begin with the price tag of the base trim level of each model. This is precisely where the MDX begins to pull away from the X5 rather emphatically. With a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) difference of more than $11,500, the 2017 Acura MDX is resoundingly more affordable than the 2017 BMW X5*. Not only is the MDX more affordable, but it also offers some standard features in its base trim that are not matched by the X5 base trim.

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2017 Acura MDX vs 2017 BMW X5
$44,050* Base MSRP $56,600
19/27 mpg** Fuel Economy (City/Hwy) 18/25 mpg
Standard Rearview Camera Optional
Standard Rear Seat Heating Optional

2017 Acura MDX vs 2017 BMW X5 Standard Features

Standard in a base MDX, Acura drivers will enjoy the assistance of a rearview camera everywhere they go. Similarly, back-seat passengers will appreciate the availability of standard heated rear seats, especially during those colder months. Neither of these features come standard in the base trim of the 2017 BMW X5.

Just in case there’s anyone out there who still isn’t completely convinced that Acura has won this comparison, Bradshaw Acura invites them to turn their attention to the fuel economy of each SUV. The 2017 Acura MDX achieves an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-estimated 19 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 27 mpg on the highway**. The 2017 BMW X5 trails behind with 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Significantly more affordable, better fuel economy and more standard features are just a few of the many reasons why the 2017 Acura MDX vs 2017 BMW X5 comparison is a clear and decisive win for Acura.


*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $950 for sedans and $975 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

 **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.

2017 Acura MDX Front Cabin
2017 Acura MDX Instrument Panel
2017 Acura MDX Interior Overhead view
2017 Acura MDX Gray Exterior on bridge

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