2016 Acura MDX vs. 2015 BMW X5: Compare the Acura MDX to the BMW X5
2016 Acura MDXVS2015 BMW X5
The Acura MDX offers many advanced features you won’t find on the 2015 BMW X5.
Acura 2016 MDX Features
  • Performance
  • Interior
  • Technology
  • Safety and Convenience
PerformanceThe MDX has a larger engine that doesn’t require a thirsty turbocharger to generate power. The X5 offers an 8-speed transmission vs. the MDX’s 9-speed transmission with push button gear selector and standard paddle shifters The MDX also has Variable Cylinder Management™ for improved fuel efficiency, and a significantly more sophisticated tor-vectoring all-wheel drive system
2016 Acura MDX
InteriorAn Expanded View Driver’s Mirror and Active Sound Control both come standard on the MDX while you can’t get either on the X5 at any price. And while the X5 charges extra for leather-appointed seating, in the MDX it’s standard. Siri® Eyes Free, Pandora®45 capability and a convenient 110-volt AC power outlet are other standard features that you simply cannot have on an X5.
Acura MDX with Technology Package interior
TechnologyThe available navigation system on the MDX has GPS-linked, solar-sensing climate control10, a feature that can’t be found on any X5. The MDX also comes standard with a multi-view rear camera50, a feature that will cost you extra on the X5.
Acura MDX with Technology Package interior
Safety and ConvenienceThe third-row seat comes standard on the MDX while the X5 charges extra for one. One look and you will see why many don’t think it’s worth it. And the MDX offers the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation System, neither of which are even available on the X5.
2016 Acura MDX multi-Information display
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Feature Comparison
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  • 2016 Acura MDX wheel2015 BMW X5 wheels
    Style and performance. The wheels on the MDX are designed for both.
  • 2016 Acura MDX Jewel-Eye headlight2015 BMW X5 headlight
    The MDX offers standard Jewel-Eye™ LED headlights. On the X5 they’ll cost you extra.
  • 2016 Acura MDX interior2015 BMW X5 interior
    The MDX interior surrounds passengers in luxury with metallic accents providing a stylish contrast.
  • 2016 Acura MDX seats2015 BMW X5 seats
    Third-row seating comes standard on the MDX. On the X5, it’s an option.
  • 2016 Acura MDX push button shifter2015 BMW X5 shift knob
    The push button gear selector on the MDX drives circles around the X5 offering.
  • 2016 Acura MDX display dials2015 BMW X5 display dials
    The MDX’s nav system and On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™) touch screen put the information you need right where you need it.
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2016 Acura MDX vs. 2015 Audi Q7: Price, Performance and Features
2015 BMW X52016 Acura MDX
Starting price1$43,015$53,900
Base engine3.5L V-63.0L Turbo V6
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive or All-wheel drive with torque-vectoringRear-wheel drive or All-wheel drive
EPA Mileage Rating
(City / Hwy / Comb.)27
FWD: 19 / 27 / 22
w/ Idle Stop: 20 / 27 / 23
AWD: 18 / 26 / 21
w/ Idle Stop: 19 / 26 / 22
RWD: 19 / 27 / 22
AWD: 18 / 27 / 21
Horsepower (SAE net)290 @ 6200300 @ 5800
LED HeadlightsStandardOptional
Active Sound Control AvailableNot available
Rear camera50Multi-viewSingle-view
Paddle Shifters StandardOptional
Siri® Eyes Free40StandardNot available
Pandora® compatibility45StandardNot available
Aha™ compatibilityStandardNot available
110-volt AC power outletAvailableNot available
GPS-linked, solar-sensing climate control10AvailableNot available
Leather appointed seating StandardOptional
Third Row seatStandardOptional

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