Compare 2016 Acura MDX vs 2016 BMW X5

2016 Acura MDX
2016 BMW X5
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 4-Door 19 27 $40,021 $43,015
MDX FWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $41,414 $44,515
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Advance 20 27 $49,506 $53,230
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 20 27 $51,363 $55,230
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech 19 27 $44,130 $47,440
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $45,244 $48,640
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 19 27 $45,987 $49,440
MDX FWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plus 19 27 $47,101 $50,640
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door 18 26 $41,878 $45,015
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $43,271 $46,515
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance 19 26 $51,363 $55,230
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Advance/Entertainment 19 26 $53,220 $57,230
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech 18 26 $45,987 $49,440
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $47,101 $50,640
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment 18 26 $47,844 $51,440
MDX SH-AWD 4-Door w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plus 18 26 $48,958 $52,640
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AWD 4-Door xDrive35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 23 30 $53,585 $57,700
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 24 $52,940 $57,000
X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 15 21 $66,280 $71,500
X5 RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 18 25 $50,825 $54,700
X5 M AWD 4-Door 14 19 $91,395 $98,800
X5 eDrive AWD 4-Door xDrive40e N/A N/A $57,630 $62,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,021
$53,585
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,015
$57,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$962 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Acura MDX remains one of the best luxury three-row SUVs, but the benefits of its new nine-speed automatic are unclear. The benchmark of mid-size luxury SUVs, the 2016 BMW X5 offers handsome looks, a choice of powertrains, an abundance of tech features, sporty on-road dynamics, and even some off-road capability.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
27.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.8
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 60
Passenger Capacity
7 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 40.4
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 65
Wheelbase (in)
111 115.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.2 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
193.6 192.4
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 69.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.4 76.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15 35.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 35.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 22.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 41.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/50WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P255/50WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5952
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 595
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3960 4930
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 413 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.0 L/183
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.11
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX BMW X5
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.2
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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