BMW X5 vs Acura MDX

If you’re in the market for your next luxury SUV, you’re sure to find a long list of great options that could work for you and your family’s lifestyle. That’s why at BMW of Atlantic City, we’ve done the research for you and compared two top luxury vehicles: the 2018 BMW X5 and the Acura MDX.

For our drivers in Atlantic City, Egg Harbor Township, and Vineland, you’ll get all the info you need to know right here in one place with this vehicle comparison of the X5 and MDX. From technology features to engine options and design, read on to get the scoop on these innovative luxury rides.

Technology in the MDX and X5

2018 BMW X5When you’re looking at luxury SUVs, one of the first features that you’ll want to look into will more than likely be what technology is offered. Luckily, you can’t go wrong with either the BMW X5 or the Acura MDX.

The X5 comes standard with BMW’s iDrive infotainment system via a 10.2-inch display that’s controlled by a touchpad, while the MDX comes with an 8-inch display. Apple CarPlay™ is also available in the X5 to integrate your smartphone, while the MDX unfortunately does not offer this feature.

When it comes to driver assistance features, both the X5 and MDX offer plenty of options, including Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, and more. The X5 even comes standard with front and rear parking sensors!

X5 vs MDX: Interior

When you step into the cabin of the MDX and X5, you’ll be surrounded by high-quality, soft touch materials that scream luxury. The X5 offers wood trim, as well, while both have leather seating and quiet rides.

The X5 and MDX offer seating for five, so either option is perfect if you plan on utilizing them as family vehicles. In both rides, you’ll find at least 36.6 inches of legroom in the second row, so when it’s your turn to be the carpool parent, even your tallest riders will have room to stretch out.

And when you have more passengers, you’ll need more cargo space. Again, both vehicles are great options here, offering at least 35.8 ft³ of space behind the second row, and almost 77 ft³ of space when you fold the backseat down.

Power & Performance in the X5 and MDX

BMW X5 InteriorWith five turbocharged engine options, we have to give this category to the BMW X5. From a standard 3.0L six-cylinder engine, all the way up to a 4.4L V8 that puts out 445 horsepower, you’ll never feel less than powerful driving the X5.

Unfortunately, the MDX only offers one engine option: a 3.5L V6 engine. It’s not a bad option, but being the only one, drivers may have to compromise other features like fuel efficiency.

Speaking of which, the X5 offers an EPA-estimated 23 city/29 highway MPG, so you’ll be zipping by the rest stops on the way to your next vacation spot. The MDX falls behind here, as well, with an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG.

2018 BMW X5 vs Acura MDX: The Results

Although both the BMW X5 and Acura MDX are great choices when looking for your next luxury SUV, you can’t go wrong with the X5’s standard technology features, engine options, and MPG ratings.

If you are in the areas of Atlantic City, Vineland, or Egg Harbor Township, and would like to test drive the 2018 BMW X5, contact us today at BMW of Atlantic city!