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Acura MDX vs. BMW X5 Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 30, 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 28
51.2987012987% 51.2987012987% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  41 MDXs, 8.5 months of data per MDX, average 10600 miles

 

2015 Acura MDX 24
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 MDXs, 9.7 months of data per MDX, average 14600 miles

 

2014 Acura MDX 19
20.3296703297% 20.3296703297% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  54 MDXs, 9.3 months of data per MDX, average 27400 miles

Redesigned. Much better than a year ago.

 

2013 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 MDXs, 8.3 months of data per MDX, average 37500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 BMW X5 41
59.3596059113% 59.3596059113% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  37 X5s, 7.9 months of data per X5, average 38100 miles

 

2012 Acura MDX 18
14.039408867% 14.039408867% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  43 MDXs, 9.5 months of data per MDX, average 50600 miles
2012 BMW X5 60
96.7980295567% 96.7980295567% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  33 X5s, 9.1 months of data per X5, average 46800 miles

Most of the reported engine repairs involve the diesel.

 

2011 Acura MDX 37
32.7838827839% 32.7838827839% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 MDXs, 8.2 months of data per MDX, average 66900 miles
2011 BMW X5 53
56.2271062271% 56.2271062271% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  29 X5s, 8.6 months of data per X5, average 67800 miles

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

 

2010 Acura MDX 16
2.01465201465% 2.01465201465% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 MDXs, 10.4 months of data per MDX, average 78400 miles
2010 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 X5s, 8.1 months of data per X5, average 101500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 MDXs, 10.6 months of data per MDX, average 79700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Acura MDX 73
58.7912087912% 58.7912087912% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  38 MDXs, 9.6 months of data per MDX, average 103600 miles
2008 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 X5s, 7.5 months of data per X5, average 91400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 Acura MDX 70
47.5369458128% 47.5369458128% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  41 MDXs, 9.2 months of data per MDX, average 104800 miles

First model year of second-generation MDX.

 

2006 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 MDXs, 8.4 months of data per MDX, average 119100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 X5s, 9.6 months of data per X5, average 91600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Acura MDX 79
45.9488272921% 45.9488272921% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 MDXs, 7.9 months of data per MDX, average 151700 miles
2005 BMW X5   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 X5s, 7.1 months of data per X5, average 127900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2004 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 MDXs, 8.8 months of data per MDX, average 169900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 MDXs, 8.3 months of data per MDX, average 177300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 MDXs, 10.8 months of data per MDX, average 164600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 MDXs, 7.4 months of data per MDX, average 167100 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