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2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Cadillac XT5 Review

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2022 Acura
MDX

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2021 Cadillac
XT5

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MSRP*
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$46,900 to $60,650
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$43,995 to $55,095
Invoice* $45,701 to $56,811 $41,795 to $52,340
MPG - City 19 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 26 - 29
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Acura MDX offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Cadillac XT5. The Acura MDX offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Cadillac XT5, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Cadillac XT5 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 Acura MDX is somewhat more expensive than the Cadillac XT5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura MDX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Cadillac XT5.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Cadillac XT5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura MDX, which is slightly longer than the Cadillac XT5.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura MDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Cadillac XT5.

Handling
The Acura MDX has the same turning radius as the Cadillac XT5, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Acura MDX is clearly the choice over the Cadillac XT5 for pulling heavy loads. The Acura MDX has a little less horsepower than the Cadillac XT5.

Utility
The Acura MDX offers greater seating capacity than the Cadillac XT5, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Cadillac XT5.

Warranty
The Acura MDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Cadillac XT5.