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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.

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2014 Acura MDX vs. 2013 BMW X5:Price, Performance and Features
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2014 Acura MDX
2014 Acura MDX
2014 MDX with Advance and Entertainment Packages
2013 BMW X5BMW X5
Starting Price1$42,290$47,500
Base Engine3.5L V-63.0L turbo I-6
Horsepower (SAE net)290 @ 6200 rpm300 hp @ 5800 rpm
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive or All-wheel driveAll-wheel drive
EPA Mileage Rating (City / Hwy / Comb.)220 / 28 / 23: FWD 18 / 27 / 21: AWD16 / 23 / 19
LED HeadlightsStandardNot available
Leather seatingStandardAvailable
Multi-view rear cameraStandardAvailable
Power tailgateStandardAvailable
Standard wheel size18-inch18-inch
Standard seating75
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BMW X5 fuel economy rating is based on 2013 EPA mileage rating.