When it Comes to MPG, the 2015 BMW X5 Falls Short

September 15th, 2014 by

When you shop for a family-friendly luxury crossover near Chicago, you likely have a few expectations of your new vehicle. Style. Technology. Comfort. Fuel economy. While a vehicle like the 2015 BMW X5 can waver on aesthetics, can compromise on features or comfort, when it comes down to fuel economy, the numbers don’t lie. MPG ratings for the 2015 X5 fall short of competing models like the 2015 Acura MDX.

Let’s take a closer look.

What’s Under the Hood

Both vehicles feature a powerful V6 engine under the hood, but when it comes to fuel economy, the MDX ekes out ahead. Front-wheel drive 2015 Acura MDX models earn an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 28 mpg, earning 20 mpg in the city.* And the BMW X5? It’s good for 27 highway mpg and 18 city mpg. Those are differences that will add up over time.

More than MPG

While we did say that a vehicle like the X5 can waver on its aesthetics and other features, that doesn’t mean that we’ll let them get away with it. Take a look at the features you’ll find on the 2015 MDX that are either unavailable or require an upgrade on the BMW X5:

  • Leather-trimmed seating
  • Rearview camera
  • Third-row split bench seat
  • Satellite radio
  • LED headlights
  • Paddle shifters

And when it comes to warranty coverage, the Acura comes out ahead again. While both vehicles have a 48-month/50,000-mile basic warranty, Acura provides drivers with a 72-month/70,000-mile powertrain warranty to the 48-month/50,000-mile powertrain warranty of the BMW. That’s peace of mind for one of the biggest investments a person can make, short of a new house.

Test Drive the MDX Today

In order to see if the 2015 Acura MDX is the right car for you, we encourage you to take a test drive. Stop by a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you and let us put you behind the wheel of this incredible crossover. We think you’ll love it; we know we sure do!

*Based on 2015 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.
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
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