Compare the 2016 BMW X5 Price to an Acura

February 8th, 2016 by

2016 Acura MDXWisconsin drivers, we hope you know that the 2016 BMW X5 price is not the end-all be-all in the luxury crossover world. While BMW vehicles often carry a higher price than their competitors, we’ve had a tough time figuring out just why that is. So we put the X5 up against the 2016 Acura MDX, comparing the features found on the MDX to the price and features of the X5. We think you might be surprised by what we found.

Acura Models Deliver Luxury and Affordability

One of the hallmarks of the Acura brand has been the ease with which it introduces drivers to the luxury car world. Put simply, vehicles like the MDX are geared to be more affordable than many of their competitors. See for yourself:

  • The 2016 BMW X5 Sport Activity Vehicle xDrive35i is priced starting at $56,200, and when it comes to long-term costs, it only earns 24 highway mpg.
  • A 2016 Acura MDX has a base price of $42,865 (MSRP),* and FWD models are rated at an EPA-estimated 27 highway mpg.**

The MDX isn’t just more affordable and more fuel efficient, though; it has quite a few advantages that the BMW requires upgrades for, including:

  • Rear heating and air-conditioning controls
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • Leather-trimmed seating
  • Noise/sound cancellation
  • Jewel Eye LED headlights

The MDX also gives driver a standard third row of seating while the BMW X5 would require that you upgrade for that third row, taking away valuable cargo space and forcing any third-row passengers to essentially sit in the tailgate area of the crossover.

With such a substantial difference in price, drivers who were considering the BMW X5 could put that money away or spend it on a few upgrades—like Acura’s technology package or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive—and still come out ahead on savings.

Visit a Wisconsin Acura Dealer Today

We hope it’s clear that while the 2016 Acura MDX certainly beats the 2016 BMW X5 price, there is also so much more to the Acura crossover, and we would like to show it to you. Visit a Wisconsin Acura Dealer near you today to get behind the wheel of the new MDX and see it for yourself, firsthand. We can’t wait to hand you the keys.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or a $940 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor, and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2016 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 only), and other factors.

Wisconsin Acura Dealers includes Bergstrom Acura, Acura of Brookfield, and Zimbrick Acura.

Posted in 2016 Vehicles, MDX