2015 Acura MDX vs 2015 BMW X5 Model Comparison Naperville, IL

Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Discusses The Differences Between The 2015 Acura MDX And The 2015 BMW X5

The market today is full of options when looking for a luxury midsize SUV crossover. Continental Acura just east of Chicago, IL is here to offer some perspective to help when deciding which option provides the best value. There are a lot of big names to choose from. When doing research, be sure to check what is offered with each brand beyond high-priced name badges. Take a look at the following comparison between the 2015 Acura MDX and the 2015 BMW X5 then come by Continental Acura to experience the Acura MDX first hand.

2015 Acura MDX


2015 BMW X5

$43,685* Base Price $65,200
20 City – 28 Highway Fuel Mileage 18 City – 27 Highway
72 Months – 70,000 Miles** Powertrain Warranty 48 Months – 50,000 Miles
Standard Equipment Rearview Camera Optional Equipment


Design Differences From Continental Acura In Naperville, IL

Both vehicles are designed as luxury midsize SUVs and both live up to that standard. Exterior styling for each vehicle is what one would expect from a vehicle in this class. The Acura MDX maintains slightly more defined body lines along the side while the front ends of each vehicle well establish the signatures of their respective makers. The Acura MDX has a sleek and poignant front end that fits in well with modern design while the X5 stays true to the BMW ‘kidney grille’ that has defined the brand for generations. Once inside, there is a striking difference between the entry level models of each vehicle. The Acura MDX comes standard with leather, 4-zone automatic climate control, and 3rd row seating to name a few. These are all things that are optional and must be added to the entry level X5. When comparing entry level vehicles, it is clear that the Acura MDX was designed to be a luxury vehicle from the start where the far more expensive X5 appears to be designed for a luxury price tag. Come see the well-designed Acura MDX at Continental Acura just west of Downers Grove, IL.

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Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Discusses How The Acura MDX Performance Caters To Different Needs Than The X5

It seems that too often a vehicle’s performance is defined by how fast a professional driver can take it around a particular race track. Sure many would prefer that the drive home from work be on a race track, but the reality is that such benchmarks do not translate well to everyday driving. The X5 has a turbocharged 3.0L inline 6 cylinder that puts out 300 horsepower. The Acura MDX has a 3.5L V-6 with nearly the same horsepower at 290. Despite the smaller engine, the X5 gets slightly less fuel mileage due largely to the turbo charger which also adds another complicated and expensive piece of machinery to the engine of the X5. The X5 is also a rear-wheel drive vehicle which is preferable on a race track but much less so on wet and otherwise slippery roads. The Acura MDX is front-wheel drive which is much better at pulling the vehicle through roads in inclement weather. The Acura MDX is also an exciting vehicle to drive with paddle shifters and adaptive variable suspension as standard equipment. The X5 does offer similar options as upgrades. The Acura MDX also has a tighter turning radius making it more agile in tight places like parking lots. Ultimately performance is something that should be experienced before making a decision, so drop by Continental Acura just east of Aurora, IL and test drive the Acura MDX.

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Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Looks At Safety And Features Of The Acura MDX And The BMW X5

Roadways today are more crowded than ever and safety is something that simply can not be compromised. Both vehicles offer front crash prevention technology and both vehicles have been given a 5-star safety rating from the government, however, the Acura MDX has earned the highest IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’ award where the X5 managed a ‘Good’ rating for a couple of the IIHS crashworthiness tests. This distinction from the IIHS makes the Acura MDX one of the safest vehicles on the road. As mentioned before, the Acura MDX comes standard with far more features as standard equipment. To get an X5 comparably equipped to the entry level Acura MDX would require nearly an extra $10,000 worth of options, making the already more expensive X5 cost over $22,000 more for a vehicle that has similar equipment to the Acura MDX entry level model. This is a clear distinction when it comes to getting the best value for the money. With new cars today it is nice to know that they will hold their value. The Acura MDX maintains a significantly higher ALG residual value at both 36 and 60 months. When it comes to value for the money, the Acura MDX holds a clear advantage. Stop by Continental Acura near Geneva, CA to learn more.

Continental Acura In Naperville, IL Is The Premier Acura Dealership In Northern Illinois

The car business today is rife with loud promises and fake smiles. At Continental Acura outside of Chicago, we hold ourselves to a higher standard. We provide every customer with VIP treatment before, during, and after each transaction. The large variety of new Acura vehicles allow customers to appreciate first hand the advantages and differences of owning an Acura. We provide one of the best finance teams in the business as well as the best rates and terms. For those looking for used vehicles, we offer a wide selection to choose from. We don’t stop at just providing the vehicles. We are also available when vehicles are due for service or in need of repairs. Our state-of-the-art service department specializes in quality work with a smile while working around customers’ busy schedules. The professional and courteous parts department is well stocked for the home mechanics. Come see for yourself at 2275 Aurora Avenue Naperville, IL 60540 or call and make your appointment by calling (866) 993-3920.

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* Manufacturer’s suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.

**Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded