Compare the Acura MDX to the BMW X5
Value or vanity? Why not have both? Reimagined from the road up, the 2014 Acura MDX gives the BMW X5 a run for the money. Starting with its low, sleek profile and intelligent, aerodynamic body, the new-look MDX is elegance and strength perfectly combined. It’s fuel conscious as well. With a 20/28 mpg2 (city/ highway) EPA fuel economy rating and 18/27 mpg2 (city/highway) rating for the MDX with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, this Acura’s mpg ratings are considerably higher than the X5’s 16/23 mpg (city/highway) rating.
Let’s talk value. Though it costs $50001 less, the MDX offers more standard features than the X5. Jewel Eye™ LED headlights that use less energy and enhance clarity, and an audible SMS/Email function that reads your messages aloud are standard on the MDX, but unavailable on the BMW X5. Leather seating, heated front seats, power tailgate and a multi-view rear camera are also standard on the Acura, but cost extra on the BMW.
Invite your friends, load up the gear, bring the in-laws. The 3-row MDX seats 7 comfortably, while the standard X5, with just 2 rows of seats, fits only 5 passengers. And the third row of seats available on the more expensive, upgraded X5 model is less spacious than the third row of the standard MDX.
When shopping for a mid-size luxury SUV, the MDX has clear advantages over the BMW X5.