2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 BMW X5

Which SUV brings the Luxury and Fun?

2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 BMW X5

Picture of the 2020 Acura MDX and BMW X5

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura MDX

CAPACITY

7 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

3.5L V6

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

TRANSMISSION

9-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Front-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

20/27†

STARTING MSRP

$44,400*

2020 BMW X5 sDrive40i

2020 BMW X5 sDrive40i

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

3.0L TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

330 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

TRANSMISSION

8-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Rear-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

21/26

STARTING MSRP

$58,900

Luxury Styling from Front to Back

There’s no denying the 2020 Acura MDX brings all-out refinement and luxury when it rolls up on the block.

Fine and smooth lines craft an alluring silhouette inviting you to take a ride inside. Meanwhile, black and chrome accents across the exterior keep the suave and sleek looks strong. Take a look at the front or back, and you’ll spot distinct and fine facias that ensure no one will ever mistake your Acura SUV for anything else. When you open the door and take a seat inside the 2020 Acura MDX, you’ll find sporty cues from the NSX blended with upscale features designed to pamper your drives.

So, how does this luxury SUV stack up against competitors like the BMW X5? After all, the German SUV brings the distinct kidney grille and a modern design that make it a strong visual contender as is. Let’s take a look at how both these SUVs drive. And if the 2020 Acura MDX’s sharp design already grabbed your interest, stop by Spitzer Acura McMurray near Pittsburgh to take this refined Japanese SUV for a test drive. Until then, here’s the Acura MDX vs BMW X5.

Fine Design Meets Sportscar Performance

When you ride in the 2020 Acura MDX, It’s always a smooth, nimble, and efficient ride anywhere you travel. The base engine is a fun 3.5L V6. And with 290 horsepower, you’ll have no issues getting up and going on open highways and letting loose for a smooth ride. Don’t let any weather condition or road surface stop you with available AWD. You’ll also travel far without worrying about refueling with an EPA-estimated 27 highway mpg. * Whether you’re commuting through McMurray or traversing all angles of Pennsylvania, this fuel economy ensures there’s no high cost for your drives.

Got some epic weekend adventures planned? Let the 2020 Acura MDX help with a towing capacity of up to 2,500 lbs. That’s enough for hauling light ATVs, boats, and more for unforgettable getaways. When you’re looking for a boost in power, the 3.0L Sport Hybrid motor has you covered with 321 horsepower. It’s more than enough to enjoy an elated drive when your foot taps the gas pedal. And with 27 highway mpg, you’ll find power doesn’t need to compromise efficiency. For comparison, the BMW’s sporty xDrive 50i’s motor maxes out at an EPA-estimated 22 highway mpg. It’s a decent fuel-efficiency rating, but you won’t travel quite as far as you will in the 2020 MDX before needing to refuel.

For this round, the 2020 Acura MDX edges out a win thanks to its high fuel economy value.

Premium Treatment When You’re Behind the Wheel

Set sail in the 2020 Acura MDX, and it’s a standard first-class experience for you and the full family.

Genuine premium leather-trimmed seats set a new standard in luxury with their comfort and good looks. Meanwhile, natural woods finish off an upscale look to treat every drive. When the Pennsylvania mornings get cool and brisk, power on the standard heated front seats, and enjoy the warmth that enters your body and creates a cozy experience for your full commute. Extend the comfort to everyone on board with standard tri-zone climate controls. Even when you like the cold, your front seat passenger likes the heat, and your second-row likes it somewhere in between, everyone’s happy for the full trip.

Speaking of backseat riders, third-row seating comes standard. Even better, you’ll select between spacious captain’s chairs or seating for three in the second-row. Move to the third row, and you can fold the seats flat for more than 9- cubic feet of cargo space for fitting bikes, golf clubs, luggage, furniture, and more inside. When you’re ready to connect to your media, features like the On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) brings fun to all your drives. An 8-inch display allows you to connect to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto for access to all your texts and favorite playlists while keeping both hands on the wheel. You’ll also get the choice to switch between climate, audio, and available navigation with one touch.

When you ride in the 2020 BMW X5, you’ll also find some luxury touches with Sensa Tec upholstery for seating that looks similar to leather.

For cargo space, you’ll fit your goods inside with 72.3 cubic feet with the seats folded. And if you want third-row seating, that’s an option on the top BMW X5 xDrive 50i model. To connect to your media, the iDrive Operating system gives you access to features like Apple CarPlay for smartphone use. And a single-view display ensures your controls are a touch away. This one’s another close call, but with standard third-row seating, real leather upholstery, and 18.6 cubic feet more cargo space, this round goes to the 2020 Acura MDX for bringing uncompromised luxury.

AcuraWatch Keeping a Strong Watch on Your Drives

Wherever you drive in your 2020 Acura MDX, you’re protected with standard AcuraWatch over any highway or backroad you travel. Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) reduces your chances of a fender bender by sending you alerts upon detecting an imminent collision with pedestrians or stalled cars. To help you stop in time, this system can apply up to 80% of your full braking power. For sticking to your lane, Lane Keeping Assist System provides slight tugs on your steering wheel to help you re-center. For shoulder lanes and single-lane streets, Road Departure Mitigation keeps track of objects like trees and parked cars to determine when you’re about to unintentionally leave the road. Automatic active steering and braking will kick in to help you stay safe and on the asphalt during your drives.

When you hit the I-19, turn on Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow for your Acura to automatically cruise at a set speed while slowing down for traffic ahead. It’s no surprise these features will keep your rides easy and safe—and these are only the start of all the standard safety the 2020 Acura MDX offers. Take a ride in the BMW X5, and features like Active Driver Assistant brings frontal collision warning, lane departure warning, and more.

Overall, it’s another close call. But the 2020 Acura MDXwins for being able to keep you safe and centered on single-lane roads and in end-lanes on interstates.

Interior image of the 2020 Acura MDX

Discover McMurray in the 2020 Acura MDX

All-out luxury with fun performance with standard third-row seating—how many other SUV’s can bring such an exhilarating experience to your drives? The answer is: not many.

Get a feel for this refined and sporty experience by taking the 2020 Acura MDX for a test drive at Spitzer Acura McMurray.

We’re happy to serve you as your local McMurray car dealership. Feel free to speak to a member of our team about any questions that come to mind—be it 2020 MDX trims or financing options for your next SUV—our goal is to help you any way possible.

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*Prices shown do not include taxes, license, or a destination & handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.
† Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors. Source: Acura.com