Do the 2015 BMW X5 Standard Features Deliver True Luxury?

September 15th, 2015 by

2016 MDX
It can be easy to be swayed by a vehicle like the 2015 BMW X5 xDrive35i, but do its standard features compare to its competitors? We put the X5 xDrive35i up against the 2016 Acura MDX base model and found that not only is the Acura crossover equipped with more in the way of luxury and technology, it offers a superior value as well.

Let’s take a look at how these two crossovers stack up so that our Chicagoland readers can make the right choice for their next luxury vehicle.

The Features of the MDX

Acura has recently redesigned their flagship crossover from the ground up, focusing on building the best MDX they know how to build, and that means giving drivers like you the latest in amenities.

While we admit that the 2015 BMW X5 xDrive35i standard features are nice, here’s just a glimpse at the amenities you’ll find on each MDX that BMW would have you upgrade for (if they’re available at all):

  • Rear heating and air conditioning controls
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Satellite radio
  • Jewel Eye LED headlights
  • Noise/sound cancellation
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters

The MDX also includes a standard third-row bench seat, letting you seat as many as seven people in your crossover. The BMW only has five-person seating as standard.

Find Value in an Acura

With such a long list of differences between these two crossovers, you might expect the MDX to be more expensive. See how the prices compare for yourself:

  • The 2015 BMW X5 xDrive35i carries a starting price of $56,200 (MSRP).
  • The 2016 Acura MDX base has a price of just $42,865 (MSRP)*

Acura’s crossover delivers more in the way of peace of mind as well, with a 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty to the BMW 48-month/50,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Test Drive an Acura Today

It’s one thing to see the differences on paper; it’s something else to experience all of the advantages of the 2016 Acura MDX has over the 2015 BMW X5 xDrive35i standard features in person. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today to take a test drive of the new MDX; if you’re looking for more amenities, Acura’s MDX can be upgraded even further ahead of what the X5 has to offer.

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a $920 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.
Posted in 2016 Vehicles, MDX