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Acura MDX vs. BMW X5 Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending December 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 and Model Percent of Average  
2014 - 2016 Acura MDX
29.4285714286% Best 89% Worst
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2010 - 2013 Acura MDX
14.5714285714% Best 63% Worst
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2011 - 2013 BMW X5
70% Best 160% Worst
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2007 - 2009 Acura MDX
38.5714285714% Best 105% Worst
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2004 - 2006 Acura MDX
46% Best 118% Worst
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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. full 2012 Acura MDX review
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. full 2009 Acura MDX review
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
expecting it to be above average. full 2008 Acura MDX review
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Initial fit is not there full 2008 Acura MDX review
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
No real reliability or durability issues in 15K miles. full 2007 Acura MDX review
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 full 2007 Acura MDX review
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! full 2007 Acura MDX review
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
brand reputation, online reviews and ranking full 2007 Acura MDX review
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. full 2007 Acura MDX review
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
rated highly by Consumer reports full 2007 Acura MDX review
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 full 2007 Acura MDX review
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. full 2007 Acura MDX review
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 full 2003 Acura MDX review
 

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 full 2008 BMW X5 review
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. full 2002 BMW X5 review
BMW X5 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The V8 engine in this car turned shockingly fragile once we got above 95K miles. We have to replace an alternator, battery, water pump, thermostat housing, hoses, power steering hoses, fix the "alternator bracket" leak, transmission sender leak, valve cover gaskets, multiple other oil leaks, motor mounts, plus routine maintenance including front brakes that were done just 20K ago. Then we started having leaking valve seals. The engine runs great, but this is the least durable of 3 bmws that I have owned. 3 three of our other vehicles are Ford v8s with a collective 450K miles. We had one oil leak and routine maintenance with those. We no longer feel like we can trust this car, we have spent close to $6000 in non-scheduled maintenance in the last 6 months of ownership and the valve seals would be another 2-3K. We traded it in. full 2005 BMW X5 review
2003 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Got in mechanical trouble all the time~~~ full 2003 BMW X5 review
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. full 2001 BMW X5 review