Do the 2016 BMW X5 SAV Standard Features Compare to an Acura?

October 8th, 2016 by

Acura MDXThe 2017 Acura MDX gives Wisconsin drivers more bang for their buck than its competitors in the crossover SUV class. The 2016 BMW X5 SAV has challenged the MDX’s domination, but when taking a closer look, it’s obvious which vehicle gives you the most value for the price tag. MDX models with front-wheel drive are priced at $43,950 MSRP* while the X5 carries an MSRP of $57,000. Learn more about the differences between the two before shelling out that much more money.

Performance and Efficiency

The 2017 Acura MDX has a lot to offer for its price. It’s got a 3.5L V6 that gets an EPA-estimated 19 city mpg** (in 2WD models) to the X5’s 20 city mpg, but it’s on the highway where the Acura really shines with 2WD models getting an EPA-estimated 27 highway mpg** compared to the X5’s 24 highway mpg. The MDX will save you money up front and on your future travels.

Space You Need

The MDX is meant to be a little smaller than your standard SUV, but it’s still got more room than the X5. The MDX has seating for seven and more than 90 cubic feet of cargo volume. The X5 only has room for five and falls 20 cubic feet short in cargo volume. Are you going to fork over the cash for the X5 if it can’t fit your family and anything they’ve packed along?

Simple Features, Big Difference

The 2017 MDX is loaded with standard features that will cost you extra or aren’t even offered in the X5. Leather-trimmed seats, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, and rear seat heating/air-conditioning controls all come standard in the 2017 Acura MDX. You get comfort and convenience for yourself and your passengers without extra costs.


The most important feature of any vehicle is its ability to get you where you need to go safely. The 2017 Acura MDX comes standard with an accident avoidance system. You would have to pay extra to get that with the BMW X5. Plus, the MDX has third-row head restraints standard, a feature not found on the X5.

Try Out the MDX Today

Visit any Wisconsin Acura Dealer and see the difference the 2017 MDX makes for yourself. Can’t make it to a dealership today? Compare the newest Acura models using our handy tool and decide before you buy.


*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 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 only), and other factors.

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