In comparing the 2018 BMW X5's and the 2018 Acura MDX's specifications and ratings, The 2018 Acura MDX has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2018 BMW X5's and the 2018 Acura MDX's specifications and ratings, the 2018 Acura MDX is a better car than the 2018 BMW X5.
2018 BMW X5 vs. 2018 Acura MDX Pricing
A used 2018 BMW X5 ranges from $24,182 to $37,349 while a used 2018 Acura MDX is priced between $22,981 to $37,500.
2018 BMW X5 vs. 2018 Acura MDX Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2018 BMW X5 loses 60.3 percent of its value and the 2018 Acura MDX loses 60.3 percent of its value. This means the 2018 Acura MDX retains 0.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2018 BMW X5.
2018 BMW X5 vs. 2018 Acura MDX Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X5 is 7.0 out of 10 while the Acura MDX's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the BMW X5 being ranked 5 out of 6 Best Hybrid Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows and the Acura MDX being ranked 1 out of 6. Out of 10 Best Hybrid Luxury Midsize SUVs, the BMW X5 is ranked 7 and the Acura MDX is ranked 2. The BMW X5 is also ranked 10 out of 23 Best Hybrid Luxury Crossover SUVs while the Acura MDX is ranked 2 out of 23. The BMW X5 is also ranked 12 out of 25 Best Luxury Hybrid SUVs while the Acura MDX is ranked 2 out of 25.
2018 BMW X5 vs. 2018 Acura MDX Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X5 is 7.4 out of 10. For the Acura MDX the reliability rating is 9.5 out of 10. This gives the Acura MDX an advantage in reliability compared to the BMW X5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2018 BMW X5’s base engine makes 308 horsepower, and the 2018 Acura MDX base engine makes 321 horsepower. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 574 miles. The MDX is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 524 miles.This gives the 2018 Acura MDX the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2018 BMW X5 the advantage in maximum range. The X5 uses electricity, premium unleaded, and the MDX uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are hybrid SUVs, the 2018 Acura MDX has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room and rear shoulder room. The 2018 BMW X5 has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear leg room and cargo space. The 2018 BMW X5 and 2018 Acura MDX are comparable in regards to rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The 2018 Acura MDX has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.