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BMW 5 Series vs. Acura TLX

When comparing the BMW 5 Series to the Acura TLX, the BMW 5 Series has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Acura TLX has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW 5 Series versus the Acura TLX, the Acura TLX is a better car than the BMW 5 Series.

BMW 5 Series versus Acura TLX Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW 5 Series ranges from $38,472 to $71,972 while a used Acura TLX from the same model year range is priced between $26,256 to $38,981. For a new model, the BMW 5 Series's price is between $56,939 and $85,409, with the Acura TLX priced between $39,012 and $54,331.

BMW 5 Series versus Acura TLX Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW 5 Series is 7.8 out of 10 while the Acura TLX's quality rating is 8.4 out of 10. This results in the BMW 5 Series being ranked 13 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Acura TLX being ranked 7 out of 29.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW 5 Series’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the Acura TLX base engine makes 272 horsepower. The 5 Series is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 594 miles. The TLX is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 491 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are midsize cars, the BMW 5 Series has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Acura TLX has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

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2023 BMW 5 Series

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$56,939 - $85,409

Used Asking Price:

$38,472 - $71,972

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

59.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$39,012 - $54,331

Used Asking Price:

$26,256 - $38,981

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

51.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.9 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 29
13 / 29

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 29
12 / 29

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

540i xDrive, 540i, 530i, M550i xDrive, 530i xDrive

Trim Levels

w/Tech, SH-AWD w/Advance, SH-AWD, w/A-SPEC, SH-AWD Type S, SH-AWD w/Tech, Base, SH-AWD Type S w/HPWT, SH-AWD w/A-SPEC

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

257 foot-lbs @ 1450 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.066 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

272 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

280 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.073 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 33 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

450 / 594 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 31 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

349 / 491 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Not yet available

Pedestrian Detection:

Not yet available

Lane Departure Warning:

Not yet available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Not yet available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Not yet available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Not yet available

360-Degree Camera:

Not yet available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Not yet available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Not yet available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

14 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55 inches

Cargo Space:

13.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

93.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3783 lbs

Width:

83.7 inches

Height:

58.2 inches

Length:

195.8 inches

Wheelbase:

117.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3709 lbs

Width:

75.2 inches

Height:

56.4 inches

Length:

194.6 inches

Wheelbase:

113 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.3 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum alloy

Tire Size:

235/50R18