MDX: More standard luxury and performance features than BMW X5 for the price

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2018 BMW X5 SUV exterior sideview

2018 BMW X5 xDrive 35i

MSRP $59,500
EPA MPG RATING 18/24 
SPEED

8

ENGINE 3.0L I6
2018 Acura MDX crossover exterior sideview

2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package

MSRP $56,6501
EPA MPG RATING 19/262
SPEED

9

ENGINE 3.5L V6
Ready to see where else MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package outperforms X5? Let's go.
Acura 2018 MDX Total Package Challenge

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$419

per month for 36 months $2,799 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$419.00 per month for 36 months. $2,799.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic vehicles (YD3H3JJNW) available from July 6, 2018 through September 4, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $45,195.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $40,016.55. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $15,084.00. Option to purchase at lease end $25,761.15.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by September 4, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

Front of Acura 2018 MDX Grille

Acura MDX SH-AWD® vs BMW X5 xDrive 35i: A Triumph of Performance and Comfort


290 Horsepower

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)

Comfort should never be optional.

The six-passenger three-row MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package comes standard with a wealth of luxurious interior amenities that you won’t find on the BMW X5. Three rows of Milano leather seats throughout the SUV lets everyone ride in comfort. Second-row passengers can relax in two captain’s chairs and customize their climate with their own heating and A/C controls—luxuries that aren’t available for X5. And with 90.9 cubic feet of cargo volume—14.2 more cubic feet than the BMW SUV—MDX has ample space to stash everyone’s stuff.

Comfort should never be optional.

The six-passenger three-row MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package comes standard with a wealth of luxurious interior amenities that you won’t find on the BMW X5. Three rows of Milano leather seats throughout the SUV lets everyone ride in comfort. Second-row passengers can relax in two captain’s chairs and customize their climate with their own heating and A/C controls—luxuries that aren’t available for X5. And with 90.9 cubic feet of cargo volume—14.2 more cubic feet than the BMW SUV—MDX has ample space to stash everyone’s stuff.

2017 Acura MDX engine white background

With a blend of performance, luxury and driver-assistance technology, the sporty 2018 MDX has been designated a Best Buy by Consumer Guide® thanks to an impressive range of high-tech features and a refined cabin with 3-row seating.

2017 Acura MDX SUV review background

The 2018 MDX three-row SUV earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the highest available.4

Collision mitigation braking system for 2018 Acura MDX SUV

Protection is the Priority

MDX SH-AWD® earns a 5-star NHTSA4 Overall Vehicle Score. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technology comes standard, making MDX one of the most safety-minded SUVs.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)11
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) uses audio and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

MDX takes the prize

You get much more for your money with MDX.

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COMPARABLE AWD MODELS
Acura MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package
BMW X5 xDrive 35i
Starting At 
$56,6501
$59,500
Comparably Equipped Price3
$56,650
$65,590
Performance
3.5L V6
3.0L I6
Automatic Transmission 
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
290 @ 6200
302 @ 5800-6400
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
267 @ 4700 
300 @ 1200-5000
Paddle Shifters 
Standard
Standard
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy /combined)
19/ 26/ 22
18 / 24 / 20
Drivetrain
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
All-Wheel Drive
Safety and Driver Assist
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System6

Standard w/Advance

 

Optional
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System7

Standard

 

Optional
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control & Motion-Adaptive Steering5

Standard

 

Standard (w/o MAS)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System8
 STANDARD

Optional

 

Road Departure Mitigation System10
 STANDARD
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)9
STANDARD 
optional
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
STANDARD w/Advance
optional
Comfort & Convenience
Active Sound Control
STANDARD
Not Available
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow12
STANDARD
Optional
GPS-Linked Climate Control
Standard w/Advance
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
STANDARD w/Advance
Optional 
Keyless Access System with Smart Entry, Pushbutton Ignition
STANDARD
Standard (Push Button Start); Optional (Keyless Access)
Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines13
STANDARD
Optional (Single View)
Remote Engine Start
STANDARD w/Advance
Optional 
Second-Row Ride Sunshades (Manual)
STANDARD w/Advance
Optional 
Second-Row A/C & Heating Controls
STANDARD
Optional 
Surround View Camera
STANDARD w/Advance
Optional 
Tri-Zone, Automatic Climate Control with Air-Quality Sensor & Air Filtration
STANDARD
Standard (Dual Zone); Optional (4-Zone)
Audio Systems
Premium Audio System
STANDARD w/Advance
OPTIONAL
Pandora Compatibility14
STANDARD
Optional
Song By Voice®
Standard w/Advance
Optional
Aha™ Compatibility15
Standard
Not Available
USB Ports16
Standard w/Advance (7)
Standard (1)
MEDIA & CONNECTIVITY
Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto Integration17, 18
STANDARD 
Optional (Apple CarPlay™), Not Available (Android™ Auto)
Dual-Screen Display
STANDARD (ODMD™ 2.0)
Not Available
110-Volt AC Power Outlet
Standard w/Advance
Not Available
Exterior
LED Headlights
Standard (Jewel Eye® LED Headlights)
OPTIONAL
Capless Fuel Fill System
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Auto High Beams
Standard
Optional
Wheels & Tires
20''
19''
Interior
Heated Second-Row Seats
STANDARD w/Advance
Optional
Second-Row Captain's Chairs
Standard w/Advance
Not Available
Ventilated Front Seats
STANDARD w/Advance
OPTIONAL
Third-Row Seating
STANDARD
Optional

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$419

per month for 36 months $3,299 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$419.00 per month for 36 months. $3,299.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD vehicles (YD4H3JJNW) available from July 6, 2018 through September 4, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $47,195.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $41,128.06. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $15,084.00. Option to purchase at lease end $26,901.15.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by September 4, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

2018 MDX Special APR

1.9%

APR for 36 months

For well qualified buyers

2018 MDX Special APR

1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.

For well qualified buyers

Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2018 MDX Models from July 6, 2018 through September 4, 2018, to well qualified buyers on approved credit by Acura Financial Services through participating dealers. Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by September 4, 2018. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2018 MDX: 1.9% for 36 months financing at $28.60 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.



Luxury SUV 2018 Acura MDX on road

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PAGE DISCLAIMERS

  • MDX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com Chrome comparison data. American Honda makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.
  • 1Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional, or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.
  • 2Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
  • 3The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicles to determine the Comparably Equipped Price:
  • Executive Package: $2,800, Surround View Camera: Included, Soft-close automatic doors: Included, Parking Assistant: Included, Automatic high beams: Included, Comfort Access keyless entry: Included, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 1-year All Access Subscription: Included, 4-zone automatic climate control: Included, Driving Assistance Plus Package: $1,200, ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant: Included, Extended Collision Mitigation: Included, Luxury Seating Package: $1,350, Front ventilated seats: Included, Heated Steering Wheel: $190, Rear manual side window shades: $250, Apple CarPlay Compatibility: $300
  • 4Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).
  • 5VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
  • 6The system is not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes; system accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object and speed.
  • 7FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 8LDW only alerts drivers in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road conditions. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 9LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 10Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 11CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 12Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible for avoiding a collision.
  • 13Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.
  • 14Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.
  • 15Compatible smartphone required. All Aha platform feeds are audible, not visual in nature. Vehicle does not provide any feeds. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Launch smartphone applications only when the vehicle is safely parked. Aha is a trademark of HARMAN International Industries, Inc. Your wireless carrier's rates may apply.
  • 16The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Acura dealer for details on compatibility.
  • 17Depending on use, Apple CarPlay can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay. Use of CarPlay is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details.
  • 18Depending on use, Android Auto can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto. Use of Android Auto is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user’s Android phone. Android Auto vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Acura cannot guarantee Android Auto operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto software/Android operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto when conditions allow you to do so safely.
  • 19Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.
  • 20Towing capacity can be increased to 5000 lb. on MDX SH-AWD with dealer-installed accessory.
  • 21Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
2018 Acura MDX SUV in Crystal Black Pearl Acura MDX SH-AWD® with Advance Package
2018 BMW SUV X5 exterior in white BMW X5 xDrive 35i
Interior Dimensions 
Seating Capacity
6 w/Advance, 7 Available
 5
Headroom (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
38.1/38.3/35.6
40.5/38.8/Not Listed*

Shoulder Room (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)

61.1/59.1/54.7
60.5/58.3/Not Listed*
Hiproom (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
57.5/57.8/40.6
Not Listed
Legroom (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
41.4/36.6/28.1
40.4/36.6/Not Listed*
Exterior Dimensions 
Wheelbase (in.)
111
115.5
Track Width (in.) (front/rear)
66.3/66.3
64.6/64.8
Length (in.)
196.2 
193.2
Height (in.)
67.4 
69.4
Width (in.)
77.8
76.3
Ground Clearance (in.) (unladen)
7.3
8.2*
Weights & Capacities
Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)
90.919
76.7
Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)
43.419
35.8
Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row) (cu. ft.)
15.819
Not Listed
Curb Weight
4257
4735
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
19.5
22.4
Max Towing (lb.)
3,500 – 5,00020
6,000*
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
132.7
Not Listed
Warranty
Basic Warranty (years/miles)
4/50,00021
4/50,000 
Powertrain Warranty (years/miles)
6/70,00021
4/50,000 
Corrosion Warranty (years/miles)
5/Unlimited21
12/unlimited