2014 BMW X5 vs 2014 Acura MDX
Are You Considering Driving Home a 2014 BMW X5 in the Metro Detroit Area?
We know that Metro Detroit drivers have some affection for the BMW name, and the 2014 BMW X5 is certainly an option for families in the market for a new luxury crossover vehicle. BMW has made the X5 quite appealing these days, with standard amenities like:
- A powerful and efficient engine
- Five-passenger seating
- A 48-month/50,000-mile powertrain warranty
If those features sound nice, though, the 2014 Acura MDX comes out ahead of all of them, gives drivers more, and comes in at a lower price. The 2014 MDX can be driven home starting at just $42,290 (MSRP),* but the BMW X5 comes in at a staggering $55,100. Your savings don’t stop there, though. The 2014 MDX with a 6-speed automatic transmission earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway fuel economy and 20 mpg in the city.** The X5 comes in at only 27 highway mpg and 18 city mpg.
The whole family can fit comfortably into the Acura crossover too. The X5 only seats five, but the MDX has room for as many as seven–that’s enough for family and friends with plenty of space to spare.
And Acura goes even further, giving you access to many features that are either unavailable or need an upgrade in the BMW:
- Built-in rearview camera system
- Third row split bench seat
- Leather-trimmed seating
- LED headlights
And finally, Acura’s powertrain warranty covers 72 months or 70,000 miles for yet another area that the MDX comes out ahead of the X5. The choice seems clear to us, but you should take a test drive of a 2104 Acura MDX at a Metro Detroit Acura Dealer.
*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or an $895 destination and handling charge. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
**Based on 2014 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.