Compare 2015 Acura MDX vs 2015 BMW X5

2015 Acura MDX
2015 BMW X5
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 4-Door 20 28 $39,620 $42,765
MDX FWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $50,799 $54,980
MDX FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 20 28 $43,533 $47,040
MDX FWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 20 28 $45,363 $49,040
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door 18 27 $41,450 $44,765
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Advance/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $52,630 $56,980
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 18 27 $45,363 $49,040
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg 18 27 $47,193 $51,040
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AWD 4-Door xDrive35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 24 31 $53,585 $57,700
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $52,205 $56,200
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 15 22 $64,990 $70,100
X5 RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $50,090 $53,900
X5 M AWD 4-Door 14 19 $91,305 $98,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,620
$53,585
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,765
$57,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$713 / month
$962 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Acura MDX continues to offer an attractive blend of content, comfort, and entertainment for the entire family–including the driver. The 2015 BMW X5 is a handsome, capable, tech-filled vehicle for the shopper who wants a luxury SUV.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.4
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 36.6
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 60.5
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 68.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 65
Wheelbase (in)
111 115.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 76.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.8 35.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 35.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 76.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 22.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 41.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 595
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 595
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5952
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5952
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4025 4930
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 255 @ 4000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Diesel I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4500 413 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.0 L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX BMW X5
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.6 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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