There's a high demand for midsize luxury crossovers. According to an auto dealer in Las Vegas, the 2019 Acura MDX has become one of the segment's most popular choices. Drivers enjoy this SUV's plush interior and confident performance. Let's see how the new 2019 Acura MDX stacks up against the 2019 BMW X5.
Both of these luxury crossovers welcome you to a high-quality interior. However, the 2019 Acura MDX comes standard with a greater number of premium features. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone support come standard on the new MDX. Not only does BMW require you to pay a subscription fee for Apple CarPlay after the first year, but it also fails to even offer Android Auto. Standard leather upholstery, keyless entry, and tri-zone automatic climate control further set apart the new MDX.
Like most people who're in the market for a luxury crossover, you probably need to accommodate your family. The 2019 Acura MDX will give everyone plenty of space to spread out. When riding in the MDX's second row, passengers can enjoy an extra 1.1 inches of legroom. Meanwhile, an additional 1.6 inches of legroom in the front makes the MDX more comfortable for taller drivers. Standard three-row seating gives the MDX another advantage over the 2019 BMW X5, which only offers a third-row as an option.
Excellent impact protection makes the 2019 Acura MDX especially rewarding. It received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, which outclasses the 2019 BMW X5's four-star overall safety rating. While both crossovers provide a number of helpful driver-assist technologies, only the MDX comes equipped with Road Departure Mitigation. This valuable safety technology helps prevent you from accidentally drifting off the pavement.
Most people will consider the 2019 BMW X5 to be an attractive ride. However, the 2019 Acura MDX's exclusive Jewel Eye LED headlights and Diamond Pentagon grille help it to stand out. Expect the new MDX A-Spec to turn even more heads. It comes equipped with wider wheels for a sportier stance.
While the 2019 BMW X5 remains a solid luxury crossover, it loses this comparison to the 2019 Acura MDX. You'll appreciate the MDX's extra passenger room, more impressive list of standard features and top-notch crash protection.