Which Mid-Sized SUV Should You Choose?Compare the New Acura MDX vs. the New BMW X5 and New Lexus RX 350

Compare the Acura MDX vs. BMW X5 vs. Lexus RX 350

When you're looking for the right SUV for sale near Williamsville, you can count on the Acura MDX to give you a high level of class and luxury that most brands cannot replicate. Some of the industry's biggest contenders think they can go up against the Acura brand in terms of style, comfort, and technology, but at our Acura dealership in Buffalo, we know they can't hold a candle. Even big names like BMW and Lexus are no match for the Acura MDX in many ways, and when you compare them, you'll see how we mean.

How Does the Acura MDX Outshine Competitors?

As the segment grows, many automakers try to pass off the same old SUV as a brand-new creation, often resulting in cookie-cutter cars surrounding you in Orchard Park. The Acura MDX doesn't just strive to stand out; it handles itself on the road in ways that surpass that of the Lexus RX 350 and BMW X5. When it comes to safety, performance, pricing, and technology, these SUVs couldn't be more different, and these disparities make it easier to choose just one.

Acura MDXBMW X5Lexus RX 350
Horsepower (lbs/minute)290335295
Apple CarPlay/Android AutoStandardStandardStandard
Driver Assist FeaturesAcuraWatch SystemActive Driving AssistantLexus Safety System+ 2.0
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)90.972.356.3

Acura MDX vs. BMW X5

Acura MDX
  • Power: Driving an Acura MDX in Grand Island means you get the option of a hybrid model that delivers generous fuel economy, while the BMW X5 won't offer a hybrid option to US customers until later this year.
  • Standard Safety: Standard features in the Acura MDX include the AcuraWatch™ System with Lane Keeping Assist System, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Road Departure Mitigation. The BMW X5 offers a few of these features, but you'll pay more to add others.
  • Technology: With the Acura MDX, you get to enjoy the versatility of the On Demand Multi-Use Display™ offering two screens for easy access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the X5 offers a single screen, forcing drivers to prioritize one function at a time.
  • Dimensions: The BMW X5 offers a third row, but it's optional, meaning it costs you extra. In the Acura MDX, there's no need to worry, thanks to the Advance Package that offers three rows of premium leather seats. Cargo volume also stands out in the Acura MDX with 90.9 cubic feet possible versus the 72.3 cubic feet in the X5.

Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350

Acura MDX
Lexus RX 350
  • Power: Towing a boat or camper? An Acura MDX in Lewistown can tow up to 5,000 pounds, while the Lexus RX 350 provides just 3,500 pounds of towing. Both models offer a hybrid option, but the Acura MDX hybrid delivers a more substantial boost in mpg than the Lexus RX hybrid does.
  • Standard Safety: If you like the idea of having standard features like Lane Keeping Assist System, and a Collision Mitigation Braking System, then the Acura MDX is perfect since it offers AcuraWatch™ System that combines those features with Adaptive Cruise Control and Road Departure Mitigation as well. The Lexus RX 350 provides the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0, which provides fewer standard features than the Acura SUV.
  • Technology: The RX 350 boasts about its large touchscreen, but it can only handle one task at a time, while the dual screens in the Acura MDX allows you to enjoy the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto feature while adjusting your climate controls simultaneously. Pricing in these models also differs significantly, with the Acura MDX giving you more features for less money than the Lexus RX 350.
  • Dimensions: If you're driving an SUV, chances are, space is at a premium for you, and upgrading to three rows should mean you get more for your family. The Acura MDX offers 90.9 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Lexus RX 350 makes you squeeze into a meager 56.3 cubic feet.

Schedule Your Test Drive & Bring Home a New Acura MDX SUV

We encourage you to visit us from East Aurora to discuss your Acura lease and loan options with our financing team when it's convenient for you. You can browse our lease specials to find the one that gets you the right Acura MDX lease near Amherst.