2017 Acura MDX vs. 2016 BMW X5: Compare the Acura MDX to the BMW X5
2017 Acura MDXVS2016 BMW X5

Acura 2017 MDX Features
  • Performance
  • Interior
  • Technology
  • Safety & Driver Awareness
PerformanceThe MDX has available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™, which includes torque vectoring for superior dry road handling while providing all-weather advantages of conventional all-wheel drive — a feature unavailable on BMW X5. Although the X5 has 10 more horsepower, the lightweight MDX has a greater power-to-weight ratio.
MDX with Advance Package shown
2017 Acura MDX
InteriorThe MDX offers three rows of seating to the BMW’s two standard. While the BMW X5 charges extra for leather-appointed seating, in the Acura MDX it’s standard. Siri® Eyes Free, integrated Pandora®45 capability and a convenient 110-volt AC power outlet are other standard features not available on a BMW X5.
MDX with Advance Package shown
Acura MDX with Technology Package interior
TechnologyMDX provides cutting-edge technology, like a helpful multi-view rear camera50, the available Acura Navigation System with HD Traffic and GPS-linked solar-sensing climate control10– all of which cannot be found on any BMW X5.
MDX with Technology and Entertainment Packages shown
Acura MDX with Technology Package interior
Safety & Driver AwarenessThe Acura MDX offers AcuraWatch™ standard. Engineered with state-of-the-art safety and driver-assistive features including: Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Adaptive Cruise Control53, Lane Keeping Assist59, and Road Departure Mitigation. These important features will add to the price tag of the BMW X5.
MDX with Advance Package shown
2017 Acura MDX multi-Information display
Feature Comparison
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  • 2017 Acura MDX wheels2016 BMW X5 wheels
    Get performance with style. The wheels available with the Acura MDX are designed to impress at every level.
  • 2017 Acura MDX rear seats2016 BMW X5 rear seats
    Third-row seating comes standard on MDX. On the X5, it’s an option that will add to the price tag.
    MDX with Advance and Entertainment Packages shown
  • 2017 Acura MDX LED headlights2016 BMW X5 headlights
    Jewel Eye LED headlights come standard on every grade of the Acura MDX. On the X5 they’re an added cost.
  • 2017 Acura MDX push button shifter2016 BMW X5 shift knob
    The Acura MDX 9-speed electronic gear selector is intuitive in operation and compact in design, giving drivers a more streamlined interior than the BMX X5.
  • 2017 Acura MDX interior2016 BMW X5 interior
    Acura MDX interior surrounds passengers in luxury with available natural wood accents and second-row captain’s chairs, a feature you won’t find on any BMX X5.
    MDX with Advance Package shown
  • 2017 Acura MDX display screens2016 BMW X5 display screen
    The dual-screen display on MDX intuitively divides information so drivers can see and access everything they need, while the X5 utilizes only a single screen.
    MDX with Technology and Entertainment Packages shown
2017 Acura MDX vs. 2016 Audi Q7: Price, Performance and Features
2016 BMW X52017 Acura MDX
Starting price1$44,050$54,700
Base engine3.5L V-63.0L In-line 6 Cyl. Turbo
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive or All-wheel driveRear-wheel drive or All-wheel drive
EPA Mileage Rating
(City / Hwy / Comb.)2
FWD: 19 / 27 / 22
w/ Idle Stop: 20 / 27 / 23
AWD: 18 / 26 / 21
w/ Idle Stop: 19 / 26 / 22
RWD: 18 / 25 / 21
AWD: 18 / 24 / 20
Horsepower (SAE net)290 @ 6200300 @ 5800
Curb weight40014680
Power-to-weight ratio.072 hp / lb.064 hp / lb
Transmission9-Speed automatic9-Speed automatic
Paddle ShiftersStandardOptional
Active Sound Control AvailableNot available
LED HeadlightsStandardOptional
Leather seatingStandardOptional
GPS-linked, solar-sensing climate control10AvailableNot available
Automatic climate controlTri-zoneDual-Zone
Pandora® compatibility45AvailableNot available
Aha™ compatibilityAvailableNot available
110-volt AC power outletStandardOptional
Third-row seatingStandardOptional (significantly less room)
Siri® Eyes FreeStandardNot available
Capless fuel doorStandardNot available
Rear camera50Multi-viewSingle-view
Front track66.364.7
Rear track66.365.0
Automatic braking system (CMBS™)StandardOptional
Lane keeping assist59StandardOptional
Adaptive cruise control53StandardNot available
Second-row captain’s chairsAvailableNot available
USB charge ports41

MDX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website. EPA Fuel economy ratings sourced from the EPA site (http://www.fueleconomy.gov/). Where used, the NHTSA 5-star ratings are sourced from the NHTSA site (http://www.safercar.gov/) , and "True Cost to Own" predictions are from Edmund's site (http://www.edmunds.com/tco.html).

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