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BMW X5 vs Acura MDX

2020 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Acura MDX

3.0L turbocharged V6

Base Engine

3.5L V6 engine
335 hp

Horsepower

290 hp
7,200 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds
All-Wheel Drive

Standard Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive
33.9 cubic feet

Standard Cargo Space

15.0 cubic feet

Luxury car fans in San Francisco and Redwood City are always debating the merits of Acura vs. BMW, and while both brands have their fans, it’s hard to beat the iconic BMW lineup. If you want proof, you only need to take a look at the 2020 Acura MDX vs. BMW X5. While both offer luxury styling and amenities, it’s the 2020 BMW X5 that proves it has the muscle to handle any task around Burlingame.

Acura MDX vs. BMW X5: Performance

There is a stark difference between the performance of the Acura MDX vs. BMW X5. The BMW X5 is much more powerful with much more impressive engineering right off the bat.

BMW X5

  • Two engine options: Standard 335-hp 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 or a 456-hp 4.4-liter turbocharged V8.
  • Standard all-wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 21 mpg city and 26 mpg highway fuel economy with base engine

Acura MDX

  • One engine option: Standard 290-hp 3.5-liter V6
  • Standard front-wheel drive and 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway with base engine

Acura MDX vs. BMW X5: Towing Capacity

What if you have big plans for your new vehicle? The BMW X5 towing capacity is much more impressive, which gives you plenty of options for travel. The BMW X5 towing capacity hits a whopping 7,200 pounds when properly equipped. That’s over 2,000 pounds compared to the MDX’s 5,000-pound Max. Plus, the X5’s standard all-wheel drive offers better traction and control – not to mention standard features like Trailer Hitch Prewiring, Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT, and SPORT modes, and Dynamic Stability Control.

Acura MDX vs. BMW X5: Interior

Finally, what about the cabin? The Acura MDX may have extra passenger capacity, but the BMW X5 interior is more flexible and spacious overall – including a huge advantage in cargo capacity.

BMW X5 Interior Space

  • Seating for five passengers
  • 39.8 inches of front legroom
  • 37.4 inches of rear legroom
  • Split-folding rear seats standard
  • Upright rear seats allow for 33.9 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Folded rear seats create 72.3 cubic feet of cargo space

Acura MDX Interior Space

  • Seating for seven passengers
  • Three-row seating
  • The first row: 41.1 inches of front legroom
  • Rear row: 36.6 inches of legroom
  • Seats in their upright positions give 15.0 cubic feet of storage space

Find Your Next Vehicle at Peter Pan BMW

You’ve read all about the Acura vs. BMW, and we think that the results speak for themselves. If you want to learn more about the BMW X5 towing or more, contact our team. Browse our current BMW X5 inventory in San Mateo and start shopping the Peter Pan BMW Virtual Showroom to find your next vehicle!

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