2020 Acura RLX vs. 2020 BMW 530 | NewCars.com

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2020 Acura RLX vs. 2020 BMW 530 Review

New 2020 Acura RLX

2020 Acura
RLX

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New 2020 BMW 530

2020 BMW
530

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MSRP*
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$54,900
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$53,900 to $56,200
Invoice* $50,947 $50,625 to $52,765
MPG - City 20 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 29 31 - 33
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the BMW 530. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura RLX and the BMW 530 in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW 530 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Acura RLX, 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). Whether you pick the Acura RLX or the BMW 530, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 RLX and the BMW 530 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Acura RLX is a little wider than the BMW 530, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Acura RLX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 530.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Acura RLX transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW 530.

Handling
The Acura RLX has about the same turning radius as the BMW 530, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RLX is somewhat more powerful than the BMW 530.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura RLX and the BMW 530. The Acura RLX has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 530, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Acura RLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 530.