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2020 Acura MDX
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FWD 6-Passenger w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MDX FWD 6-Passenger w/Advance Pkg 20 27 $52,782 $56,250
MDX FWD 7-Passenger 20 27 $41,774 $44,500
MDX FWD 7-Passenger w/Technology Pkg 20 27 $46,458 $49,500
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger PMC Edition 19 25 $57,935 $61,750
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 26 27 $56,061 $59,750
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger w/Advance Pkg 19 26 $54,656 $58,250
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $50,206 $53,500
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger 19 26 $43,647 $46,500
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 26 27 $49,737 $53,000
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg 19 26 $56,530 $60,250
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger w/Technology Pkg 19 26 $48,332 $51,500
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger w/Technology/A-Spec Pkg 19 25 $51,611 $55,000
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M50i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 M50i Sports Activity Vehicle 16 22 $76,900 $82,150
X5 sDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle 21 26 $55,275 $58,900
X5 xDrive40i Sports Activity Vehicle 20 26 $57,415 $61,200
X5 xDrive50i Sports Activity Vehicle 16 22 $71,320 $76,150
X5 M Competition Sports Activity Vehicle 13 18 $106,615 $114,100
X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle 13 18 $98,245 $105,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,782
$76,900
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,250
$82,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$938 / month
$1369 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Acura MDX is a stately three-row family crossover that has aged well. The 2020 BMW X5 is a big SUV on a big budget that does nearly everything great.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
132.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 60
Third Leg Room (in)
28.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.7
Third Hip Room (in)
40.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 58.1
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 39.8
Third Head Room (in)
35.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.3 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
111 117.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.7 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
66.3 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 194.3
Height, Overall (in)
67.4 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
90.9 72.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.8 33.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.4 33.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 -
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 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 21.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 41.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/45HR20 P275/45HR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/45HR20 P275/45HR20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4090 5260
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 20 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 20 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4700 553 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 4.4 L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200 523 @ 5500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.20
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.32
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.52
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.64
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura MDX BMW X5
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 10.0
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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2020 Acura MDX
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2020 BMW X5
  • 2020 BMW X5 available; 2021s arriving
  • Incentive: $500 College Grad Bonus
  • Finance: 0.9% + $2,500 APR credit
  • Lease: From $669 for 36 months
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