How Do the 2016 BMW 5 Series Standard Features Compare with the Competition?

March 4th, 2016 by

2016 Acura RLX SliderConsumers expect to find impeccable amenities when they’re shopping for a luxury car and preparing to pay a premium price.

When comparing prospective vehicles, drivers may wonder if the 2016 BMW 5 Series standard features are up to par or if a competing vehicle like the 2016 Acura RLX may offer a greater variety of high-end amenities.

Comparing Features

At the base model level, the RLX and the 5 Series have various features in common, such as automatic climate control, rear climate control, a power moonroof, voice-activated controls, steering wheel–mounted controls, power tilt and telescopic steering column, speed-sensing interval windshield wipers, a navigation system, power front seats, remote keyless access system, push-start ignition, and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

There are also various features the RLX offers that the 5 Series doesn’t, including:

  • Noise/sound cancellation
  • Trunk pass-through
  • Rearview camera (available only as an optional upgrade in the 5 Series)
  • Adaptive cruise control (available only as an optional upgrade in the 5 Series)
  • Leather-trimmed seats (available only as an optional upgrade in the 5 Series)
  • Heated front seats (available only as an optional upgrade in the 5 Series)
  • Satellite radio (available only as an optional upgrade in the 5 Series)
  • LED headlights (available only as an optional upgrade in the 5 Series)

Safety Contrast

The RLX has been named a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ vehicle by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its exceptional performance in crash tests—an honor not shared by the 5 Series.

The RLX has also received a 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in front driver crash tests and front passenger crash tests, while the 5 Series received only 4 stars.

Among safety amenities offered as standard features in the RLX base model but not the 5 Series, drivers will enjoy an accident avoidance system. This feature is available only as an optional upgrade in the 5 Series base model.

Explore the Impressive RLX Up Close

Drivers can further discover the superior offerings of the 2016 Acura RLX at any Wisconsin Acura Dealers location. Visit or contact any of our affiliated dealerships to today take a test drive of this impeccable model.

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