BMW X5 can’t compete with MDX Type S styling and performance

BMW X5 in White

2022 BMW X5 xDrive 40i

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $77,0451
ENGINE 3.0L
TURBO
SPEED 8
HORSEPOWER 3354
MDX Type S Advance in Tiger Eye Pearl

2022 Acura MDX Type S Advance

COMPARABLY EQUIPPED $72,0501
ENGINE 3.0L V-6
TURBO
SPEED 10
HORSEPOWER 3554
The Differences are Clear
BMW X5 Wheels
BMW X5 xDrive 40i 19-in Wheels

The BMW X5 xDrive 40i features standard 19-inch wheels. Larger 21-inch wheels are available upon package upgrade.

(Optional 20-in wheels shown)

BMW X5 xDrive 40i 19-in Wheels

The BMW X5 xDrive 40i features standard 19-inch wheels. Larger 21-inch wheels are available upon package upgrade.

(Optional 20-in wheels shown)

MDX Type S Advance Wheels
Acura MDX Type S 21-in Wheels

21-in Berlina Black Machine-Finished are standard and perfectly complement the aggressive MDX Type S styling and performance.

Acura MDX Type S 21-in Wheels

21-in Berlina Black Machine-Finished are standard and perfectly complement the aggressive MDX Type S styling and performance.

BMW X5 Steering
BMW X5 xDrive 40i Standard Steering Wheel

A heated steering wheel costs extra on the X5.

BMW X5 xDrive 40i Standard Steering Wheel

A heated steering wheel costs extra on the X5.

MDX Type S Advance Steering
Acura MDX Type S Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel

The heated flat-bottom sport steering wheel on the MDX Type S Advance adds a level of comfort for a more engaging driving experience.

Acura MDX Type S Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel

The heated flat-bottom sport steering wheel on the MDX Type S Advance adds a level of comfort for a more engaging driving experience.

BMW X5 Seating
BMW X5 xDrive 40i Seats 5

The BMW X5 xDrive 40i seats five occupants. Adding a third row is a costly option. Massaging front seats are unavailable.

BMW X5 xDrive 40i Seats 5

The BMW X5 xDrive 40i seats five occupants. Adding a third row is a costly option. Massaging front seats are unavailable.

MDX Type S Advance Seating
Acura MDX Type S Seats 7

The MDX Type S Advance comfortably fits seven passengers with 3-row seating. The quilted-stitching 16-way power-adjustable front seats are heated and ventilated and also offer 9-mode massage functionality.

Acura MDX Type S Seats 7

The MDX Type S Advance comfortably fits seven passengers with 3-row seating. The quilted-stitching 16-way power-adjustable front seats are heated and ventilated and also offer 9-mode massage functionality.

BMW X5 Headlights
BMW X5 LEDs

LED headlights come standard on the X5.

BMW X5 LEDs

LED headlights come standard on the X5.

MDX Type S Advance Headlights
Acura MDX Type S Jewel Eye™ LED

Jewel Eye® headlights on the MDX Type S boast four LED light elements plus Acura signature Chicane™ LED daytime running lights.

Acura MDX Type S Jewel Eye™ LED

Jewel Eye® headlights on the MDX Type S boast four LED light elements plus Acura signature Chicane™ LED daytime running lights.

MDX Type S Advance in Tiger Eye Pearl on the road

Acura MDX Type S: Next-Generation Performance and Comfort

355 HORSEPOWER4
10 SPEED

The BMW X5 and Acura MDX Type S are both impressive performance SUVs. But the powerful MDX Type S is clearly superior. Its quad exhaust outlets boldly signify the powerful 355 HP4 Turbo V-6 engine, which works in concert with a double-wishbone front suspension and dynamic air suspension for more significant muscle and control than the BMW X5.

Torque vectoring, rear-biased Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) lets you channel that dynamic power for confident handling in almost any condition. And when you're ready to take manual control, standard paddle shifters put all 10 gears at your fingertips.

The Acura MDX Type S Advance also comes with a wealth of premium amenities that you won't find on the BMW X5 xDrive 40i. Heated and ventilated front seats offer massage capabilities with 9 options to choose from. Second-row passengers can also enjoy heated outboard seats. Refined quilted-stitching seats and Iconic Drive™ LED ambient cabin lighting craft an unforgettable and premium experience.

MDX Advance in Liquid Carbon Metallic AcuraWatch CMBS

Strong Safety Technology

AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technologies come standard on every MDX, making it one of the most safety-minded SUVs.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) 
CMBS helps alert drivers when a potential frontal impact is detected and can even apply the brakes to help avoid or reduce the collision impact.7

Advance Package shown.

for the win

COMPARABLE MODELS
2022 BMW X5 xDrive 40i
2022 Acura MDX Type S Advance
Comparably Equipped
$71,4001
$72,5502
PERFORMANCE
Engine
3.0L I6 Turbo
3.0L V6 Twin Scroll Turbo
Automatic Transmission
8-SPEED  
10-SPEED  
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)4
335 @ 5500-6500
355 @ 5500
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)5
331 @ 1500-5200
345 @ 1400-5000
EPA MPG Rating (city / hwy / combined)3
21 / 25 / 23
17 / 21 / 19
Drivetrain
xDrive Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)
AWD Torque Vectoring
Not Available
Standard
Paddle Shifters
STANDARD
STANDARD
Adjustable Drive Mode
Standard
STANDARD
Air Suspension System
Not Available
Standard
Lift Mode
Not Available
Standard
Braking System
4-wheel ventilated disc brakes
Electro-servo w/Red Brembo® Front Calipers
SAFETY & DRIVER ASSIST
Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Not Available
STANDARD
Surround View Camera System8
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD
Parking Sensors
Standard
STANDARD
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor8
Standard
STANDARD  
Head-Up Warning (HUW)
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD
Blind Spot Information (BSI) System18
Standard
STANDARD 
Low Speed Braking Control20
Standard
STANDARD 
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Advanced Pedestrian Detection7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System7
Standard
STANDARD
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)7
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Road Departure Mitigation System7
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow7
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD
Traffic Jam Assist7
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD
Traffic Sign Recognition7
Standard
STANDARD
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Tri-Zone, Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control & Air Filtration
Standard (Dual Zone); Optional (4-Zone)
STANDARD  
GPS-Linked Climate Control15
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD  
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
STANDARD  
Keyless Access System with Smart Entry, Pushbutton Ignition
Standard
STANDARD  
Remote Engine Start
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD  
Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof-Open Function
Standard
STANDARD
Driver & Passenger Seat Memory
Standard (Driver only)
STANDARD
HomeLink
Standard 
STANDARD
Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Standard 
STANDARD
Active Sound Control
NOT AVAILABLE
STANDARD
Hill Start Assist
Standard
STANDARD
Auto High-Beam Headlights
Standard
STANDARD
Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
Standard
STANDARD
Second-Row A/C & Heating Controls
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Optional
Standard
Rearview Camera Washer
Not Available
STANDARD
AUDIO & CONNECTIVITY
Center Display (in.)
12.3"
12.3"
Touchpad Interface
Not Available
STANDARD with True Touchpad positioning
Navigation System with 3D View15 
Standard
Standard
Head-Up Display
Available with Package Upgrade
Standard
Continuously Updated Traffic and Traffic Rerouting™15
Standard
Standard
Premium Audio System
HiFi Sound System w/ 10 Speakers
ELS Studio® 3D Signature Edition Audio System w/ 25 Speakers20
HD Radio®
Standard
STANDARD
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio11
Standard
STANDARD
Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto Integration9,10
Standard
STANDARD
Amazon Alexa Built-In18
Not Available
STANDARD
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®12
Standard
STANDARD
Wireless Charging
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD
Wi-Fi Hotspot Capability13
Available with Package Upgrade
STANDARD
USB Ports14
STANDARD (4)
STANDARD (7)
EXTERIOR
LED Headlights
Standard
STANDARD (Jewel Eye®)
LED Fog Lights
Standard
STANDARD
LED Taillights
Standard
STANDARD
Heated Power Fold Side Mirrors
Standard
STANDARD
Panoramic Moonroof
Standard
STANDARD
Roof Rails
Standard
STANDARD
Power Tailgate w/ Hands Free Access
Standard
STANDARD
Wheels & Tires
19"
21"
INTERIOR
Leather-Appointed Seating
Optional
STANDARD 
Power Driver's Seat
Standard (16-Way with Power Lumbar)
Standard (16-Way with Power Lumbar)
Power Front Passenger's Seat
Standard (16-Way with Power Lumbar)
Standard (16-Way with Power Lumbar)
Heated Front Seats
STANDARD
STANDARD  
Ventilated Front Seats
AVAILABLE WITH PACKAGE UPGRADE
STANDARD  
Massage Front Seats
Not Available
Standard
Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Metal Footrest and Pedals
Not Available
Standard
One-Touch Sliding Second-Row Seats
Not Available
STANDARD  
Multi-Function Second-Row Center Seat
Not Available
STANDARD  
Heated Second-Row Outboard Seats
Optional
STANDARD  
Third-Row Seating
Optional
STANDARD  
Natural Wood Trim
Standard
STANDARD  
Enhanced LED Ambient Cabin Lighting
Standard (12 Lighting Themes)
Standard (27 Lighting Themes)
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Disclaimer
 
    MDX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacturer website and www.acura.com 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.

  • 1  The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicle to determine the Comparably Equipped Price: 21" Wheels ($950); M Sport Package ($4,700); Driving Assistance Professional Package ($1,700); Luxury Seating Package ($1,600); Premium Package ($1,250); M Sport Brakes with Red Calipers ($650); Heated Front Seats, Armrests & Steering Wheel ($250); 3rd Row Seat + Air Suspension ($2,300); Rear Manual Side Window Shades ($250); Extended Shadowline Trim ($300); 4-zone Automatic Climate Control ($400).

  • 2  Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,045.00. Dealer prices may vary. Acura model shown (Performance Red Pearl) includes Premium Paint. $500 MSRP up-charge applies to Performance Red Pearl, Platinum White Pearl, Majestic Black Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl, Liquid Carbon Metallic, and Tiger Eye Pearl.

  • 3  Based on 2022 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.

  • 4  BMW X5 xDrive 40i horsepower: 335 @ 5500-6500 rpm (SAE net); Acura MDX Type S horsepower: 355 @ 5500 rpm (SAE net).

  • 5  BMW X5 xDrive 40i torque: 268 lb-ft @ 1500-5200 rpm (SAE net); Acura MDX Type S torque: 354 lb-ft @ 1400-5000 rpm (SAE net).

  • 6  Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).

  • 7  AcuraWatch system accuracy will vary based on weather, speed, road conditions and other factors. System may not detect all objects ahead of, beside or behind the vehicle and may not detect a given object. System may not detect all lane markings or lane/road departures. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
    Adaptive Cruise Control should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads.

    Collision Mitigation Braking System only is designed to mitigate crash forces; it may not avoid all collisions. Depending on the circumstances, CMBS may not go through all the alert stages before initiating the last stage of collision mitigation.

    Forward Collision Warning system does not include a braking function.

    Lane Keeping Assist System and/or Traffic Jam Assist only assist 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.

    Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. RDM can apply mild steering torque to assist in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane.

    Traffic Sign Recognition cannot detect all traffic signs, may misidentify certain signs and does not include any braking or speed control functions. Accuracy will vary based on weather and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for complying with all traffic regulations.

  • 8  Always 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.

  • 9  Apple CarPlay® and any other Apple mark referenced is a trademark of Apple Inc. Depending 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 Acura 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.

  • 10  Android™ and Android Auto™ are trademarks of Google LLC. Depending 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.

  • 11  SiriusXM Satellite Radio, subscription purchasable after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous USA and DC. SiriusXM Internet Radio service is available throughout our satellite service area and in AK, HI and PR. © 2021 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.

  • 12  The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks is under license.

  • 13  Requires AT&T data plan. Learn more about available data plans here. Coverage & service not available everywhere. Fees, terms & restrictions apply.

  • 14  The 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.

  • 15  Acura Navigation System and related features available only in the United States, Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. See your local Acura dealer for information regarding navigation system area coverage.

  • 16  Based 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.

  • 17  Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.

  • 18  Amazon, Alexa and all related marks are trademarks of Amazon, com, Inc, or its affiliates. Certain Alexa functionality is dependent on smart home technology.

  • 19  The systems are not a substitute for your own visual assessment before changing lanes or backing up, and may not detect all objects, or provide complete information about conditions behind or to the side of the vehicle. System accuracy will vary based on weather, size of object, and speed. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 20  ELS Surround® and ELS Studio® are registered trademarks of Panasonic Corporation of North America. All rights reserved.

  • 21  Low-Speed Braking Control may not detect all objects in front or behind the vehicle. Accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.

  • 22  Maximum towing capacity for AWD models is 5,000 lbs. Maximum towing capacity for 2WD models is 3,500 lbs. Towing requires the addition of the Acura accessory towing kit, trailer harness and hitch ball. Please see your Acura dealer for details.

BMW X5 in White 2022 BMW X5 xDrive 40i
MDX Type S Advance in Tiger Eye Pearl 2022 Acura MDX Type S Advance
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Seating Capacity
5 Standard, 7 Available
7
Headroom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
40.7 / 39.4 / Not Listed
38.5 / 38.1 / 36.2
Legroom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
39.8 / 37.4 / Not Listed
41.6 / 38.5 / 29.1
Shoulder Room (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
60.0 / 58.1 / Not Listed
61.9 / 60.3 / 55.2
Hiproom (in.) (front / 2nd / 3rd)
NOT LISTED
59.3 / 57.8 / 40.6
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.)
117.1
113.8
Track Width (in.) (front / rear)
66.1 / 66.9
67.7 / 67.7
Length (in.)
194.3
198.4
Height (in.)
68.7
67.1
Width (in.)
78.9
78.7
Ground Clearance (in.) (unladen)
8.7
6.7 - 9.4
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
Not Listed
139.1
EPA Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)16
72.3
71.4
EPA Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)16
33.9
39.1
EPA Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row) (cu. ft.)16
Not Listed
16.3
Curb Weight (lb.)
4,863
4,788
Max Towing (lb.)22
7,200
5,000
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
21.9
18.5
WARRANTY
Basic Warranty (years / miles)17
4 / 50,000
4 / 50,000 
Powertrain Warranty (years / miles)17
4 / 50,000
6 / 70,000