2022 Acura MDX vs. 2022 BMW X5

2022 Acura MDX vs. 2022 BMW X5
2022 Acura MDX FWD


2022 BMW X5
$47,200 MSRP*

Starting Price

$59,400 MSRP

Available Trim Packages



3.5L V6 engine


3.0L turbo engine
19 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy**

Fuel Economy

21 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
3,500 lbs

Towing Capacity


You’ll have a range of options to choose from when shopping for the right luxury crossover around Kyle, although you may have narrowed your search between Acura vs. BMW comparisons such as the 2022 Acura MDX or BMW X5. While each option delivers its own unique features and capabilities, only one goes above and beyond to truly elevate your driving experience. Find the right fit with our breakdown of the new 2022 Acura MDX vs. BMW X5, then shop for your next luxury crossover SUV among our inventory at Sterling Acura of Austin today! You can even find more luxury vehicle comparisons like a closer look at Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX.

2022 Acura MDX vs. BMW X5: Starting Price & Trim Packages

One of the first ways to compare these two Acura vs. BMW crossovers is starting price. Immediately, you’ll love Acura MDX thanks to its competitive $47,200 MSRP** while the base BMW X5 package has a much higher price tag of $59,400 MSRP. The MDX lineup also gives you four available packages as opposed to only two available BMW X5 configurations you can sport on Buda roads.

2022 Acura MDX vs. BMW X5: Performance Specs

When you look at the MDX vs. X5 in terms of performance on San Marcos and Buda roads, both come with similar fuel economy ratings, however, sport their own distinct engineering. Here’s where the MDX takes the lead once again thanks to a stronger engine and transmission pairing where you’ll benefit from its immense towing power along with the option to achieve a seamless ride with an available Super Handling-AWD system. Compare the base specs of the MDX vs. X5 below:

2022 Acura MDX FWD:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 19 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy**
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 3,500-lb towing capacity

2021 BMW X5:

  • 3.0L engine
  • 21 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Towing capacity: N/A

2022 Acura MDX vs. BMW X5: Interior Space

Another comparison to make between these Acura vs. BMW crossovers are interior space. Right off the bat, the MDX is sure to impress thanks to its standard seating for seven passengers and cabin which provides up to 139.1 cubic feet of room for a relaxing ride around Buda or far from home.

The BMW X5 is much more compact as it only comes with five-passenger seating and you’ll have to stretch your budget for a trim that offers seating for two more passengers. You’ll also appreciate the versatility of the MDX as it comes with up to 95.0 cubic feet of customizable cargo space, while the 72.3 cubic feet of cargo room available in the BMW X5 means you’ll have to make multiple trips or leave some things behind.

Bring Home a New Acura MDX for Sale at Sterling Acura of Austin

No matter how you compare the 2022 Acura MDX vs. BMW X5, experience the difference for yourself on San Marcos roads with your very own Acura crossover. Lease or finance a new Acura MDX for sale from Sterling Acura of Austin, and see more ways to save on your preferred Acura package when you shop our inventory of new vehicle specials and national incentives.

You can explore more Acura vs. BMW comparisons as well as apply for financing online right at home to get started. Contact us today for more information on the MDX vs. X5 and schedule a test drive at our Austin Acura dealership!


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*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge for sedans (excluding PMC Edition) and SUVs (excluding PMC Edition) is $1,045.00. Destination & Handling charge for PMC Edition models and NSX is $1,995.00. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2022 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.

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