Crossover Comparison: 2016 BMW X5 Standard Features vs. 2016 Acura MDX

May 26th, 2016 by

Acura MDXFor many drivers, the features define the vehicle, and that goes double for luxury sedans and crossovers. If you find yourself looking at the 2016 BMW X5 standard features and wondering if it’s all there is on the market, don’t worry; the 2016 Acura MDX offers Wisconsin drivers one of the most spacious and well-appointed luxury SUVs on the road.

We think the 2016 MDX is one of the best luxury crossover SUVs available, and comparing it with the BMW X5 is a great way to show you how Acura’s SUV succeeds.

What’s “Standard” for a Luxury Crossover?

Are there features you expect to be included in a luxury crossover? Would it surprise you if a rearview camera, rear climate controls, leather-trimmed seating, or LED headlights weren’t included among the 2016 BMW X5 standard features? Then you should consider yourself surprised.

Those amenities are just some of the features you’ll find on the Acura MDX base model but that require an upgrade or are unavailable on the BMW. One of the biggest advantages of the MDX comes with its standard third-row seating, which lets you take up to seven people wherever they need to go. The BMW has a third row available, placing it firmly into the cargo area and barely leaving room for kids, let alone adults.

One of the greatest advantages of the 2016 MDX is that it carries with it one of the most comprehensive warranties in the auto world, with a 48-month/50,000-mile basic warranty and a 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty. The BMW only has 48-month/50,000-mile terms on both warranties.

With all of these advantages spelled out, you might expect the BMW to be more affordable, and yet these are the base prices for these luxury crossovers:

  • The 2016 BMW X5 starts at $57,000 (MRSP), rising up to $66,045 when comparably equipped to its Acura competitor.
  • The 2016 Acura MDX base has a price of just $43,015 (MSRP).*

Take a look at a more thorough breakdown of the differences between these SUVs in our 2016 BMW X5 review.

Test Drive an Acura

We think the only way to really understand a vehicle is to get behind the wheel, and that’s especially true for luxury options like the MDX. Visit a Wisconsin Acura Dealer near you today for a test drive.


*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.

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

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