2018 BMW X5 sDrive35i

2018 BMW X5

2018 Acura MDX FWD

2018 Acura MDX

2018 BMW X5 vs. 2018 Acura MDX


When shopping for a new luxury crossover around Oak Park, we know you have your choices, but most arrive at Perillo BMW with one grudge match 2018 BMW X5 vs. 2018 Acura MDX. We can’t make the choice for you, but we think that if you prefer power, fuel economy, and interior comfort, there’s only one solution: a new BMW X5.

BMW: More Power, More MPG

BMW is one of the few automakers giving Chicago drivers an inline 6-cylinder these days, and it’s one of the 2018 BMW X5’s many advantages over its competitors – including the 2018 Acura MDX. Acura also only gives drivers their 290-hp V6 engine with an optional hybrid add-on while BMW offers 4 powertrains:

  • 3.0L Turbocharged Inline 6: 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L Diesel Inline 6: 255 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque
  • 4.4L V8: 445 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque
  • Plug-in Hybrid: 308 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque

Not only does BMW offer 3 engines with more power than the MDX, the diesel engine earns an EPA-estimated 29 highway and 23 city mpg, besting the MDX’s 27 highway and 20 city mpg. To top it all off, if you need to tow, the X5 handles up to 6,000 pounds as standard while the MDX manages just 3,500 pounds.

Interior Luxury Defines the X5

You might be thinking that the only advantages of the 2018 BMW X5 are on the highways of Park Ridge, but the X5 interior will mean you may not even notice the 2018 Acura MDX you’ve left in your rearview.

  • BMW has a 10.2-inch touchscreen for easy use; Acura’s standard touchscreen is just 7 inches.
  • Navigation is included as a standard feature on the X5 while the MDX requires a package upgrade.
  • A nine-speaker stereo system is standard from BMW, offering a fuller sound than Acura’s eight speakers.
  • BMW’s panoramic sunroof opens up the cabin to the great outdoors while Acura has just a standard sunroof.
  • Premium upholstery is included as standard on the X5.
2018 BMW X5 on winding road

2018 BMW X5 interior cabin and dashboard

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See the difference in person. Test drive the 2018 BMW X5 at Perillo BMW today to see firsthand all it has to offer!

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