Last update: May 25, 2022

When you are shopping for a premium SUV, you expect reliability, safety, power, a smooth ride and fuel consumption that won’t make you regret your purchase. So which is the better choice for you between an SUV like the Acura MDX or the BMW X5?

Compare the performance of the two vehicles by considering factors like price and interior and decide between these two luxury vehicles.

Red 2020 Acura MDX

Performance SUVs

With its sporty A-SPEC look, the 2020 MDX has an 18-inch wheel set, but can also be equipped with 20-inch designer wheels that will keep you firmly planted on Quebec’s twisty roads.

This SUV is available in basic, technological and elite models. What’s more, the Japanese benchmark now offers a sport hybrid model developing 321 horsepower. It is rated green in its class, saving 3.0 L/100 km compared to gasoline models, but also remains affordable thanks to a very competitive price.

For comparison, the C5's base engine develops 335 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, which makes it consume up to 12 L/100 km in the city.

This distinguishes it even more favorably from the 2020 BMW X5. Acura is clearly ahead of BMW in terms of hybridization.

In the belly of the MDX, at a price unmatched in Canada, is a 290-hp, 3.5-litre, i-VTEC V6 direct-injection engine and a Super Handling Wheel Drive system (SH-AWD). The SH-AWD system is designed to sense road conditions and can distribute up to 70 percent of the torque to the rear wheels.

Acura MDX Price VS. BMW X5: Expensive for the X5

Without a doubt, the 2020 Acura MDX from your Acura Montreal Centre dealership is powerful and high-performance. While the 2020 BMW X5 appears to be more powerful than the 2020 MDX, it costs close to $50,000 more in its more elaborate version.

Here’s how the BMW X5 price range compares and the Acura MDX price:

Acura MDX 2020

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Hybride Sport


M Compétition



Certainly, the M variants at BMW offer performance that far exceeds that of the MDX. However, this data shows us that even the base version of the BMW is more expensive than the most expensive MDX!

To these initial characteristics, we can add technologies such as:

  • The cruise control with low-speed setting 
  • The collision warning system
  • The impact reduction braking system
  • The blind spot information system
  • The lane departure warning system
  • And many more


Acura MDX interior, black

Acura MDX Interior: A More User-Friendly interior in Acura

The 2020 Acura MDX interior is spacious, elegant and refined just like the BMW X5 interior. Its high-end finish and even the smallest details are impeccable, such as: 

  • Its blonde wood trim
  • Its head-up display hologram
  • Its triangular steering wheel
  • Its front and rear multimedia sockets


Additionally, Acura’s 2020 MDX features an easy-access, comfortable third row of seats, which is much more user-friendly than the BMW X5. MotorTrend journalists are unmistakeable about the latter: 

“Though interior materials and build quality are strong points, the second-row seats are not as spacious as we'd hoped.”

In short, the MDX is a luxury SUV at a very competitive price, since it includes all the features of a sport utility vehicle.

Acura MDX for Sale: The Most Popular

This SUV still at the top of its league in the Canadian and North American market. In fact, many more MDXs are sold than X5s on the Quebec market.

All in all, the BMW X5 has good features and innovative functionalities, but it’s much more expensive than the 2020 MDX. It’s not worth the investment; the MDX will satisfy you from start to finish.

Find your next Acura MDX for sale at Acura Montréal Centre in the heart of the city, near Laval and Longueuil. Keep up to date on all the latest news with the Acura blog of your car dealership in Montréal. We look forward to hearing from you!