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2018 BMW X5 vs. 2018 Acura MDX Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the BMW X5 than the Acura MDX. The BMW X5 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The BMW X5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura MDX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW X5 is somewhat more expensive than the Acura MDX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the BMW X5 and the Acura MDX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW X5 is a little narrower than the Acura MDX, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the BMW X5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Acura MDX.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the BMW X5 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Acura MDX.

Handling
The BMW X5 has a larger turning radius than the Acura MDX, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X5 is clearly the choice over the Acura MDX for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X5 has a little less horsepower than the Acura MDX.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X5 and the Acura MDX. The BMW X5 has less cargo space than the Acura MDX, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW X5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Acura MDX.

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2018 BMW
X5

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MSRP*: $57,200 - $74,050

2018 Acura
MDX

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MSRP*: $44,200 - $58,650
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City MPG: 15 - 23 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 21 - 29 26 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 6 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $53,695 - $69,365 $41,493 - $55,031

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.