2018 Acura MDX vs BMW X5

2018 Acura MDXWhen you’re looking for a new luxury midsize SUV, there’s a lot to consider. Our team at Elite Acura wants to help you explore your options with this 2018 Acura MDX vs. 2018 BMW X5 comparison. We’ll give you a closer look at the specs and features of two popular cars in this competitive market segment.

Read our comparison to see how the Acura MDX and BMW X5 stack up, and then visit our dealer to learn more. The roads of Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill are out there waiting, and one of these cars may just be the perfect ride for you!

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Passengers of the 2018 MDX and 2018 X5 will find the two cars are plenty roomy, which isn’t surprising given their size. In each vehicle, front-row passengers will get more than 40 inches of legroom and second-row riders will get 36.6 inches, while third-row occupants in the MDX will get 28.1 inches.

With that third row, the MDX can accommodate up to seven people (the X5 seats just five). The MDX has a larger trunk, too, with up to 90.9 cubic feet total when second- and third-row seats are folded. You can fit more storage bins, furniture, or camping gear than you could in the X5’s max 76.7 cubic-foot space.

Media Technology

The 2018 Acura MDX and BMW X5 have top-notch infotainment systems seamlessly integrated into the dash. Both feature a touchscreen display and conveniences like AM/FM radio, CD/MP3 playback and Bluetooth® wireless tech for hands-free calling and audio streaming. The MDX even has a second screen, so you can see audio info and navigation directions at the same time.

To make smartphone connectivity easier and more intuitive, the Acura MDX has standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integrations. You can access your messages, music library, and more from the vehicle’s media screen. Apple CarPlay™ is available but not standard in the BMW X5, though you won’t find Android Auto™ at all.

2018 Acura MDX Interior

Performance Specs

The 2018 MDX and 2018 X5 deliver comparable power and acceleration, with their respective I-6 engines producing outputs hovering near 300 horsepower. That’s plenty to boost you to highway speeds in just a few seconds, and it’ll get you up steep mountain roads as well.

The two cars have good fuel economy for the class, but the MDX slips slightly ahead with an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG.1 The X5 does well, but its 18 city/25 highway MPG will likely translate to more frequent stops at the pump.

2018 Acura MDX vs 2018 BMW X5: Which Will You Choose?

We hope you’ve found our 2018 Acura MDX vs. 2018 BMW X5 car comparison helpful! Both the MDX and the X5 are excellent luxury midsize SUVs, and they have a lot to offer potential shoppers.

In the end, we think drivers near Maple Shade, Moorestown, and Cherry Hill will enjoy the added passenger and cargo space, standard infotainment features, and fuel economy that the MDX has to offer. Decide for yourself by visiting Elite Acura and test driving the 2018 Acura MDX!


1 Based on 2018 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.