Compare 2017 Acura RLX vs 2017 BMW 5-Series

2017 Acura RLX
2017 BMW 5-Series
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Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 29 30 $61,184 $65,950
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 29 30 $55,625 $59,950
RLX Sedan w/Advance Pkg 20 30 $56,088 $60,450
RLX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 30 $50,529 $54,450
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530i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 530i Sedan 24 34 $48,115 $51,200
5 Series 530i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $50,255 $53,500
5 Series 535i Gran Turismo 19 27 $57,135 $60,900
5 Series 535i xDrive Gran Turismo 18 26 $59,275 $63,200
5 Series 540i Sedan 20 30 $53,000 $56,450
5 Series 540i xDrive Sedan 20 29 $55,140 $58,750
5 Series 550i xDrive Gran Turismo 15 24 $67,925 $72,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$61,184
$48,115
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,950
$51,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1099 / month
$853 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If the Acura RLX's weak sales figures are anything to go by, its subtlety is lost on most consumers. The 2017 BMW 5-Series may do for tech sedans what turn-of-the-century 5-Series did for sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 58.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 98.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
196.1 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 117.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 73.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 18.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 -
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)
12.2 -
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)
15.1 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 39.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P245/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4359 3746
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
377 @ 6500 248 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
341 @ 4700 258 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.31
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.20
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.82
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 5.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.93
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 2.14
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
Summary
Body Style
SH-AWD Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.5
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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