2020 BMW X5 vs Acura MDX


If you’re in the market for a new luxury SUV, you’re sure to find a long list of models that could work for you and your family’s lifestyle. At BMW of Atlantic City, we’ve done the research for you and compared two top luxury vehicles: the 2020 BMW X5 and 2020 Acura MDX.

For our drivers in Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, and Vineland, you’ll get all the information you need to know in one place with this BMW X5 vs. Acura MDX vehicle comparison. From technology features to engines and design, read on to get the scoop on these innovative luxury rides.

BMW X5 Interior Technology

Technology in the 2020 MDX vs 2020 X5

When looking at luxury SUVs, one of the first things you’ll want to consider will likely be the available technologies. Luckily, you can’t go wrong with either the BMW X5 or Acura MDX.

The X5 comes standard with BMW’s iDrive 7.0 infotainment system via a 12.3-inch display that’s controlled by a touchpad or voice command. Meanwhile, the infotainment system in the MDX has a display screen of just eight inches. Therefore, it might be a little more challenging to see all your media options in this automobile.

When it comes to driver-assistance features, both the X5 and MDX offer plenty of systems, including Frontal Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning.

The BMW also comes standard with an Active Blind Spot Detection system. You’ll receive visual warnings if any car is in your blind spot. When the warnings go away, you’ll know it’s safe to change lanes.

To get this feature in the Acura, you’ll need to upgrade to a higher trim level.

BMW X5 Interior Cabin

BMW X5 vs Acura MDX: Interior

When you step into the cabin of the MDX or X5, you’ll be surrounded by high-quality, soft-touch materials that scream luxury. This includes leather seating and wood trims.

Additionally, each SUV has seating for up to seven people, so either option is perfect if you plan on utilizing them as family vehicles.

However, the BMW provides more room for riders in the second row—39.4 inches of headroom and 37.4 inches of legroom, to be exact. In the Acura, you’ll have just 38.3 inches of headroom and 36.6 inches of legroom in the second row.

You may also want lots of cargo room for a trip to the grocery store or weekend getaway. Both vehicles are great options in this respect.

However, the X5 yet again proves to be the more spacious automobile. When the back seats are folded down, you’ll have 72.3 cubic feet of cargo room to work with. In the MDX, the maximum cargo space is just 68.4 cubic feet.

BMW X5 Performance

Power & Performance in the X5 vs MDX

With three turbocharged engines, we have to give this category to the BMW X5. From a standard 335-horsepower 3.0L 6-cylinder all the way up to a 4.4L V8 that puts out 523 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 also puts out just 290 horsepower—much less than the base engine in the X5.

Furthermore, the X5 is more fuel-efficient, achieving an EPA-estimated 21 city MPG. The MDX, meanwhile, achieves an EPA-estimated 20 city MPG. If your commutes are primarily in stop-and-go city traffic, it could be more beneficial to drive around in the BMW.

2020 BMW X5 vs 2020 Acura MDX: The Results

Although the BMW X5 and Acura MDX are great luxury SUVS, you can’t go wrong with the X5’s standard technology features, interior space, and engine options.

If you live near Atlantic City, Vineland, or Egg Harbor and would like to test drive the 2020 BMW X5, contact us today at BMW of Atlantic City!

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