2018 Acura MDX

2018 Acura MDX

2018 BMW X5 copy

2018 BMW X5

2018 Acura MDX vs. 2018 BMW X5

A three-row luxury SUV could be the perfect vehicle for large families who want high-class comfort and plenty of passenger room. If you’re shopping in this category, you’ve likely come across the 2018 Acura MDX and the 2018 BMW X5. Both brands have a great reputation for long-lasting performance, but when it comes to fuel economy, base trim price, and a high standard of luxury, only one model deserves your hard earned money. Find out which one comes out on top in this comparison from McGrath Acura.

Starting Price

Many drivers will choose the base trim for their next vehicle. Let’s see how the MDX and X5 compare in starting price.

  • The 2018 MDX starts at $44,200 MSRP*.
  • The 2018 X5 starts at $56,950 MSRP.

That’s a difference of over $12,000, enough to add several options packages to the MDX.

Acura MDX Price


Standard Features

That considerable price difference might be understandable if the MDX had fewer standard features, but the opposite is true. The X5 is missing these important systems in the base trim:

  • LED Headlights
  • Rear Seat Heating Controls
  • Leather Trimmed Seats
  • Collision Prevention System

As you can see, the MDX is better equipped and more affordable, and on the hectic streets of Naperville, an active safety feature like Collision Prevention will come in handy.

Acura MDX Interior


Fuel Economy

When purchasing your next vehicle, it’s important to look at its overall fuel economy. That will determine how much you’ll spend on fuel over the life of the vehicle. Let’s see how the MDX and X5 match up:

  • The Acura MDX with front-wheel drive and a nine-speed transmission delivers 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway/22 mpg combined** in EPA estimates.
  • The BMW X5 with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission can only reach 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway/21 mpg combined in EPA estimates.

The MDX is not only more affordable initially at the dealership, but for years to come on fuel costs.

Acura MDX Fuel

Drive the MDX in Naperville

If you’d like a higher standard of luxury for a reasonable price, the choice is clear. You can browse McGrath Acura of Westmont’s selection of new MDX models online to find the perfect color and configuration. Be sure to apply for financing to get preapproval on a low-cost auto loan before you arrive at our dealership. We’re located at 400 W. Ogden Ave. in Westmont, IL, so schedule a test drive to experience the MDX for yourself!

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
**Based on EPA ratings. Use for comparison only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrid vehicles) and other factors.
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