Who Wins on MPG, the 2015 Acura MDX or BMW X5?

January 27th, 2015 by

We’re big fans of the 2015 Acura MDX at Chicagoland Acura Dealers, particularly for its ability to have high mpg ratings both in the city and on the highway while still offering up quite a bit of power from its V6 engine. But how does it compare to a competing model like the 2015 BMW X5?

After all, BMW is one of the most well-known luxury automakers, but how does it do when compared to the 2015 Acura MDX mpg?

Acura Comes Out Ahead on Fuel Economy

Acura has a 3.5L V6 engine under the hood of their SUV, and 2015 MDX models with front-wheel drive earn an EPA-estimated 28 highway mpg and 20 city mpg* compared to the 27 highway mpg and 18 city mpg of the BMW X5.

Don’t worry, there’s more than just the mpg separating these two models.

Acura Adds More Features

Would you believe that the 2015 BMW X5 doesn’t even come with leather seating as a standard feature? This is a luxury crossover, yet BMW has drivers upgrading to have leather-wrapped seating. Leather seating is not the only feature that Acura gives drivers on the MDX that is either unavailable or requires upgrade on the X5, either:

  • Rear heating/air conditioning controls
  • Rearview camera
  • Third-row split bench seating
  • Satellite radio
  • Active noise cancellation
  • LED headlights
  • Paddle shifters

We’re a bit surprised by just how little that comes standard on the BMW crossover, and we think that if you’re looking for a well-equipped modern luxury SUV, you’ll want to go with the 2015 MDX.

As if that’s not enough, the 2015 Acura MDX 6-Spd AT is priced starting at $42,765 (MSRP)** to the BMW’s $56,200. We’re not quite sure where the difference in price comes from when Acura gives drivers so many more features, but it’s yet another argument in favor of the MDX.

Test Drive an MDX

We think that the 2015 Acura MDX’s mpg ratings and features make it look quite a bit better on paper, but the real test is the one you take from behind the wheel. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer today so that we can put you in the driver’s seat of a new MDX and let you experience it for yourself.

*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.
**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.
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