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Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  15 MDXs, 4.6 months of data per MDX, average 4000 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2015 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  23 MDXs, 9.4 months of data per MDX, average 6700 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2014 Acura MDX 30
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  55 MDXs, 8.8 months of data per MDX, average 15100 miles

Redesigned. Much better than a year ago.

 

2013 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  12 MDXs, 10.7 months of data per MDX, average 27000 miles

* Very small sample size, only visible to members.
2013 BMW X5 34
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  31 X5s, 10.1 months of data per X5, average 27400 miles

 

2012 Acura MDX 33
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  45 MDXs, 9.8 months of data per MDX, average 39600 miles
2012 BMW X5 47
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  30 X5s, 7.6 months of data per X5, average 34100 miles

Nearly all of the reported engine repairs involve the diesel.

 

2011 Acura MDX 30
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 MDXs, 9.4 months of data per MDX, average 53900 miles
2011 BMW X5 82
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  38 X5s, 7.3 months of data per X5, average 52700 miles

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

 

2010 Acura MDX 18
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  33 MDXs, 8.2 months of data per MDX, average 62700 miles
2010 BMW X5   Join or sign in to vie  
  10 X5s, 11.3 months of data per X5, average 77300 miles

* Very small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2009 Acura MDX 34
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 MDXs, 10.6 months of data per MDX, average 69200 miles

 

2008 Acura MDX 60
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  47 MDXs, 8.1 months of data per MDX, average 94900 miles
2008 BMW X5   Join or sign in to vie  
  19 X5s, 6.7 months of data per X5, average 91500 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2007 Acura MDX 51
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  50 MDXs, 9.3 months of data per MDX, average 95800 miles

First model year of second-generation MDX.
2007 BMW X5   Join or sign in to vie  
  11 X5s, 9.1 months of data per X5, average 93800 miles

* Very small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2006 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  24 MDXs, 8.7 months of data per MDX, average 111700 miles

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2006 BMW X5   Join or sign in to vie  
  12 X5s, 6.2 months of data per X5, average 79400 miles

* Very small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2005 Acura MDX 24
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 MDXs, 9.1 months of data per MDX, average 142600 miles
2005 BMW X5   Join or sign in to vie  
  15 X5s, 8.1 months of data per X5, average 111200 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2004 Acura MDX 82
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  31 MDXs, 8.5 months of data per MDX, average 156800 miles

Refreshed for this model year.

 

2003 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  20 MDXs, 8.8 months of data per MDX, average 151300 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2002 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  17 MDXs, 8.5 months of data per MDX, average 155000 miles

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2001 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  16 MDXs, 9.6 months of data per MDX, average 157300 miles

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Acura MDX vs. BMW X5 Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Acura MDX or BMW X5 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Acura MDX and the BMW X5 truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Acura MDX and BMW X5 reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Acura MDX and the BMW X5 were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Acura MDX and the BMW X5 have been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Acura MDX

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Acura MDX

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.
2009 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I am not worried about breaking down or about expensive repairs. This is a vehicle I can keep with no worries.
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Initial fit is not there
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
expecting it to be above average.
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Hve friends who have owned MDX for over 10 years and had no issues
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
My last Acura Legend went 262 thousand miles with nothing but oil changes and tires. That is reliability!
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
brand reputation, online reviews and ranking
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
i have owned several acura passenger vehicles and the reliability is unbeatable in my opinion. as it turned out i did have some front end thunks in my MDX. at no time did the dealer ever admit defeat (they all do that) and always made me feel welcome.
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
rated highly by Consumer reports
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
trouble free operation over time
Acura MDX Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Multiple trips to shop
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Had to make 4 trips to the dealer for warranty issues in 18 months of ownership.
2003 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
This SUV is a dog! Engine mounts, transmission, AC, alternator, cooling fan have all failed catastrophically. I will not buy an Acura again
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the BMW X5

BMW X5 Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
german engineer
2002 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
It appears from others to be a safe and reliable car. If the engine holds up as well as my other I should have it a long time. It has 60,000 mile but looks and drives like new.
2002 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual AWD
Way too many repairs. The list is endless culminating in a required engine rebuild that I refuse. Donate to a church.
BMW X5 Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Got in mechanical trouble all the time~~~
2001 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The worst car I have ever owned. The transmission failed 4 days after the warranty was over - and the vehicle had less than 45,000 miles on it then.