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Acura MDX vs. BMW X5 Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Acura MDX 16
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 MDXs, 7.3 months of data per MDX, average 6800 miles

 

2015 Acura MDX 17
20.8074534161% 20.8074534161% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 MDXs, 10.4 months of data per MDX, average 10700 miles

 

2014 Acura MDX 24
33.4285714286% 33.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 MDXs, 10.2 months of data per MDX, average 21000 miles

Redesigned. Much better than a year ago.

 

2013 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 MDXs, 9.7 months of data per MDX, average 30600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 BMW X5 39
55.4187192118% 55.4187192118% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 X5s, 10.6 months of data per X5, average 32200 miles

 

2012 Acura MDX 26
25% 25% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 MDXs, 9.9 months of data per MDX, average 45000 miles
2012 BMW X5 61
87.5% 87.5% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 X5s, 8.5 months of data per X5, average 39100 miles

Nearly all of the reported engine repairs involve the diesel.

 

2011 Acura MDX 45
52.0408163265% 52.0408163265% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 MDXs, 9.5 months of data per MDX, average 60900 miles
2011 BMW X5 89
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 X5s, 8.1 months of data per X5, average 60000 miles

Refreshed for this model year. Most of the reported engine repairs involve the diesel, which has a higher repair frequency.

 

2010 Acura MDX 28
19.5970695971% 19.5970695971% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 MDXs, 8.7 months of data per MDX, average 72900 miles
2010 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 X5s, 8.0 months of data per X5, average 92300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Acura MDX 35
17.032967033% 17.032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 MDXs, 9.2 months of data per MDX, average 74100 miles

 

2008 Acura MDX 68
53.2967032967% 53.2967032967% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 MDXs, 9.7 months of data per MDX, average 98700 miles
2008 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 X5s, 6.3 months of data per X5, average 91700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Acura MDX 45
25.3246753247% 25.3246753247% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 MDXs, 8.7 months of data per MDX, average 99600 miles

First model year of second-generation MDX.
2007 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 X5s, 7.4 months of data per X5, average 80200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Acura MDX 55
33.709273183% 33.709273183% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 MDXs, 8.5 months of data per MDX, average 119400 miles
2006 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 X5s, 8.6 months of data per X5, average 87100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 MDXs, 10.1 months of data per MDX, average 148500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 X5s, 5.9 months of data per X5, average 125700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Acura MDX 85
51.066098081% 51.066098081% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 MDXs, 9.6 months of data per MDX, average 163000 miles

Refreshed for this model year.

 

2003 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 MDXs, 8.5 months of data per MDX, average 161700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MDXs, 8.4 months of data per MDX, average 158400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 MDXs, 10.0 months of data per MDX, average 164400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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2015 Acura MDX Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We've owned several Acura's over the past 13 years, this is the first SUV. The past has proven their reliability as long as you maintain them. I mean the basic prescribed routine care every 5,000 miles. I've driven many different American made vehicles supplied by my Company over the span of the last 35 years and none can compare with how Acura's hold up or perform, even with the same routine care and still offer the resale value that they do. full 2012 Acura MDX review