2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 BMW X5

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 BMW X5

$44,500 MSRP*

Starting Price

$59,400 MSRP

Available Trim Packages



3.5L V6 engine


3.0L engine
20 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy**

Fuel Economy

21 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
3,500 lbs.

Towing Capacity


When deciding which Acura vs. BMW SUVs are better suited to keep you moving on Costa Mesa roads, the 2020 Acura MDX and BMW X5 offer their own unique performance capabilities and interior cabins. You’ll also want to take a closer look to see which lineup provides more trim options and better pricing to seal the deal. Decide which is right for you, the 2020 Acura MDX vs. BMW X5, and then shop for your next high-end SUV at Weir Canyon Acura.

MDX vs. X5: Starting Price and Trim Packages

Just because you’re shopping for a luxury vehicle doesn’t mean you have to go over budget, and the Acura MDX Standard Package already provides customers with more competitive pricing with a $44,500 MSRP*. If you’re interested in the BMW X5 lineup, you’ll have to stretch your budget a bit more, as its base trim package comes in at a much higher $59,400 MSRP. You’ll also benefit from more choices with five MDX configurations to select from compared to the four models in the BMW X5 lineup.

MDX vs. X5: Performance Specs

Montclair drivers looking to see which luxury SUV displays a more well-rounded performance will already be impressed with the larger engine configuration and transmission, as well as as the stronger fuel economy offered in the MDX over the X5. Take a look a the performance specs for both luxury models below:

2020 Acura MDX FWD:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 20 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy**
  • 9-speed automatic transmission

2020 BMW X5:

  • 3.0L engine
  • 21 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

MDX vs. X5: Cargo Space and Passenger Capacity

You’ll also want to compare the 2020 MDX vs. X5 in terms of interior space, as you’ll want to ensure your luxury SUV offers plenty of versatility, whether you’re running errands or carpooling around Tustin. The Acura MDX cabin comes with three rows with seating for up to seven passengers, while the BMW X5 only comes with standard five-passenger SUV seating. Along with more passenger seats in the MDX includes better individual seating dimensions. For instance, you’ll have 41.4 inches of front legroom and 61.1 inches of front shoulder room in the MDX, while there’s only 39.8 inches of front legroom and 60 inches front shoulder room offered with the X5.

Another advantage you’ll have with the MDX is more storage, as it comes with up to 90.9 cubic feet of cargo space. The BMW X5 cargo volume only measures 72.3 cubic feet.

Find Your Next Acura MDX SUV at Weir Canyon Acura

After having a closer look at the 2020 Acura MDX vs. BMW X5, it’s time to experience the difference behind the wheel of an Acura SUV in person on Tustin roads. Find more Acura vs. BMW comparisons at Weir Canyon Acura, and take a look at our online inventory of new Acura MDX models for sale to see what suits you best. Whether you’re interested in purchasing or leasing your next Acura, speak with a member of our finance department who can answer your questions. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a test drive in any luxury SUV or crossover from our Acura dealership near Montclair!

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,025.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2020 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 only) and other factors.

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