2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 BMW X5

March 3rd, 2020 by

There are a lot of SUVs out on the market today, and they all seem to look the same as they drive down the street. If you want to make a statement and stand out from the crowd, while still driving around in comfortable style fit for the whole family, a luxury SUV is the vehicle for you. Two great choices as you enter the luxury SUV market are the 2020 Acura MDX and the 2020 BMW X5.

2020 Acura MDX

The Acura MDX is a next-level SUV that features not only the latest in technology inside, the best engine under the hood, and the boldest exterior design, it also features a third row of seats to comfortably seat three additional passengers in the vehicle. The MDX is built for space, speed, and sport. Starting at $54,390, the MDX has a 3.5-litre V6 engine that offers 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. It comes in six model varieties with varying degrees of luxury and technology: the standard MDX, Tech, A-Spec, Tech plus, Elite, and Sport Hybrid.

The Acura MDX has aggressive looks and aggressive power that makes it one of the best luxury SUVs. It features Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH AWD) and a Sequential SportShift nine-speed automatic transmission. The MDX comes standard with AcuraLink, which sends you notifications on mileage, tire pressure, oil life, and more. In addition, almost all safety features come standard on all MDX models, including a Lane Departure Warning System, a Lane Keeping Assist System, a Road Departure Mitigation system, and more. The blind spot and cross traffic monitor systems are the only features not standard on the lowest-priced MDX.

2020 BMW X5

The BMW X5 is the German manufacturer’s mid-size SUV offering, full of style and elegance. The X5 comes in a 5-seat or 7-seat configuration to meet the needs of you and your family. The included xDrive40i engine produces 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque while the upgraded M50i engine produces an astounding 523 horsepower.

The X5 starts at $73,500 for the xDrive40i engine 5-passenger model, and all models feature AWD. The X5 takes innovation to the next level with one example being a split tailgate with upper and lower sections that can be opened and closed fully electrically. Its intuitive operation and clean design makes the X5 a powerful testament to BMW’s bold transition to modernity.

2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 BMW X5

Acura MDX
3.5-litre V6 Engine3.0-litre I-6
12.3City Fuel Economy 11.7
9.2Highway Fuel Economy 9.1
929mmLeg Room in Second Row 950mm
1230 LCargo Volume Behind Second Row 959 L
2575 LMaximum Cargo Volume 2047 L

There are several differences between the 2020 Acura MDX and the 2020 BMX X5, but none are major. The biggest difference between the two is that the BMW features several interesting features not found on the Acura (split electric tailgate, panoramic sky lounge roof, etc.). However, those items come at a price tag at least $20,000 higher than you will find on the Acura MDX, and the MDX still features more space for hauling all your family and gear. In the end, the decision is an easy one—the 2020 Acura MDX for a sporty and adaptive driving machine.

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