2017 Acura MDX vs 2017 BMW X5

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2017 Acura MDX

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2017 BMW X5

The 2017 BMW X5 starts at $56,600 MSRP to the 2017 Acura MDX’s $44,050* base MSRP, so drivers naturally expect it to move leaps and bounds ahead in terms of everything from comfort and convenience to power and efficiency. Even a fleeting comparison shows that this just isn’t the case — despite demanding over $12,000 more than the Acura MDX, the BMW X5 fails to compete.

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Power and Efficiency

Both the 2017 Acura MDX and the 2017 BMW X5 come with a V6 engine as standard, so you’ll have plenty of power at your disposal when you need to carve through corners or pass on the highway. Unfortunately, you’ll find yourself needing to hit the gas station far more often when you drive the fuel-thirsty BMW X5.

Just check out how efficiency scores compare:

  • Up to 26 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway** with the Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, making trips between Pearland and Sugar Land a breeze.
  • Up to 21 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway with the BMW X5.

Features and Technology

Given its inflated asking price, we don’t blame you for assuming the BMW would present leather seating as standard — unfortunately, you’ll have to make do with cost-cutting vinyl unless you upgrade to a pricier trim level.

In contrast, the 2017 Acura MDX is happy to deliver indulgent leather seating surfaces as standard. It also includes tri-zone climate control and the following advanced driver-assistance technologies across all trims:

  • Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation

Space and Versatility

While the 2017 Acura MDX provides seating for seven as standard, the 2017 BMW X5 makes you pay more for that coveted third row, essentially placing itself in the same class as a sedan or hatchback when it comes to standard practicality. Additionally, it won’t provide the all-new available second-row captain’s chairs that families love so much in the 2017 Acura MDX.

BMW cargo space is equally abysmal, supplying up to 76.7 cubic feet with the seats folded down. To put that in perspective, the new Acura MDX provides up to 90.9 cubic feet.

The 2017 Acura MDX Soars Beyond the 2017 BMW X5

It’s rare for a model in the luxury SUV segment to struggle as visibly as the 2017 BMW X5. To receive the features you deserve at a dramatically lower price, turn to the Acura MDX — you can apply for financing now or contact us today to find out more. Our dealership’s in Houston, an easy drive from both Pearland and Sugar Land, and we hope to see you soon!


*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $950 for sedans and $975 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.