Comparison - Acura MDX Sport Hybrid 2019 - vs - BMW X4 M40i 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
52,800
Updated: 
01 Apr 2019
$
61,000
Updated: 
23 Jan 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.40gals
17.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Majestic Black Pearl
#1C252D
Gunmetal Metallic
#5F5E63
Lunar Silver Metallic
#A9A9A9
Modern Steel Metallic
#616267
White Diamond Pearl
#DEDDDA
Fathom Blue Pearl
#123969
Performance Red Pearl
#971C30
Canyon Bronze Metallic
#6D5247
Color: 
FLAMENCO RED METALLIC
#A5413E
SUNSTONE METALLIC
#CAC3B5
PHYTONIC BLUE METALLIC
#13264A
DARK GRAPHITE METALLIC
#3C3C3C
GLACIER SILVER METALLIC
#8E8F93
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
#252627
CARBON BLACK METALLIC
#2E333F
ALPINE WHITE
#DADADA
Jet Black
#000000

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid ranked #15 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Acura MDX Hybrid has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Quick acceleration
Agile handling
Good fuel economy

Cons
Rivals are more luxurious inside
Several competitors provide more cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

Full of tech and full of people, the 2019 Acura MDX is a safe—and conservative—pick among family-sized crossover SUVs.

PROS
Agreeable styling
Interesting options
Capable all-wheel drive system
Great standard features
Plenty of room

CONS
Expensive options
Busy transmission
Confusing trim/package choices
A-Spec is all for looks

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Revised calibrations for transmission programming and engine idle-stop system.Advance package-equipped MDXs have continuously variable suspension dampers.New A-Spec variant.The 2019 Acura MDX comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money
Optional SH-AWD system enhances handling and all-season traction
Smooth and confident acceleration from the V6 engine
Quiet, comfortable and spacious cabin

Cons
Cabin looks and feels less luxurious than those of some rivals
Adaptive cruise control can be slow to respond and abrupt when it does

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 BMW X4 offers powerful engine performance, lithe handling, and an upscale cabin with user-friendly features, but it trails the competition in terms of interior space. This luxury compact SUV does not have an overall score or ranking because it hasn’t been fully crash tested.

Pros
Enjoyable ride and handling
Potent turbocharged engines
User-friendly infotainment system
Handsome interior

Cons
Snug rear headroom
Below-average cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

Fresh off its 2019 redesign, the X4 carries over into 2020 with minimal changes. The biggest news is that the twin-turbo six-cylinder of the M40i gets a serious boost in power, from 355 to 382. Base models add BMW's Comfort Access system as standard equipment. This system allows you to access the vehicle without removing the key fob from your pocket.

Pros
Snazzy exterior design,
good fuel economy,
entertaining driving dynamics from both trim levels.

Cons
Stingy cargo capacity relative to that of rival crossovers,
slim selection of standard driver-assistance features,
Android Auto is conspicuously absent.

By: 
caranddriver.com

No significant changes for 2020.Part of the second X4 generation introduced for 2019.

Pros
Both available engines are smooth, powerful and fuel-efficient
Easy personalization thanks to abundant standard and optional features
Impressive handling for an SUV

Cons
Sloping roofline compromises rear headroom and cargo space
Android Auto is not available
Pricey when fully optioned

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
AUTOMATIC COMBINED (mpg) 23
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
289ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
365ft-lbs
at 1 520rpm
Horsepower: 
321hp
at 6 300rpm
382hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
40.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Variable Sport Steering
Dynamic Cruise Control
3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.20in
187.50in
Width: 
77.70in
76.30in
Height: 
67.40in
63.80in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
8.00in
Front Track: 
66.30in
63.20in
Rear Track: 
66.30in
65.60in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
112.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
40.30
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
40.70in
Rear leg room: 
36.60in
35.50in
Front Hip Room: 
57.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
57.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.40cu.ft
50.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
18.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
17.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4471.00lbs
4323.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Power windows with key-off operation; "one-touch" opening and closing of all door windows, anti-trapping feature
Power tailgate
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leatherette
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
2 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding with storage center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding center armrest
40/20/40 split-folding rear seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Automatic climate control with micro-filter and air recirculation
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
10 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
501 watts stero output
Speed sensitive volume control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Enhanced smartphone connectivity with additional microphone, USB connections, and ability for simultaneous device pairing
HD Radio™ with "multicast" FM station reception
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 1-year All Access subscription
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo with Radio Data System (RDS)
HiFi Sound System with 12-speakers and 205-watt digital amplifier
Systems, speakers and more.
Live Cockpit Professional features a 12.3" instrument cluster, and 10.25" central information display. The multi-input iDrive 7.0 system is operated by voice, touchscreen, and iDrive touchpad Controller. The modern design of the digital instrument cluster
205 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
12 Total Speakers
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
Panoramic moonroof with fully automatic, 2-piece glass panel, power slide and lift control, wind deflector, and power interior sunshade
Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control
Rear-window defroster
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0-In
19 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
All-season run-flat
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
ventilated anti-lock disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
ventilated anti-lock disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
LED headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn signal mirrors
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Destination Download
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
BMW's Active Protection System detects imminent accidents, then prepares by automatically pretensioning safety belts, closing windows and activating post-crash braking; includes Fatigue and Focus Alert feature
Head Protection System (HPS), front and rear
Park Distance Control, front and rear
Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
Central locking system on driver and front passenger doors (leaves fuel filler door unlocked)
Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors; and turns on hazard and interior lights
Adaptive Brakelights
Anti-theft alarm system
BMW Remote Services includes Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Door Unlock and My BMW Remote app
Active Guard with Frontal Collision Warning and Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking including Daytime Pedestrian Detection
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp
Self-Leveling Headlights

Options

Packages: 
Driver Assistance Plus
Driving Assistance Package
Premium Package
Executive Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Non-Run-Flat Tires
Roof Rails In High-Gloss Shadowline
Space-Saver Spare
21" M Double-Spoke Cerium Grey Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Interior Options: 
Ambient Lighting
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Front Ventilated Seats
Heated Front Seats
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Wireless Charging

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#101010
Graystone, leather
#78756F
Parchment, leather
#CFC0A3
Espresso, leather
#473C38
Color: 
Black Vernasca w/Red Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#000000
Tacora Red Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#9C615B
Black Vernasca w/Blue Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#000000
Cognac Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#9C745B
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#C4C0B5
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Mocha Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#5A5653
Canberra Beige/Black Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#D9D3C7
Black Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#000000
Ivory White Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Fiona Red/Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#935B4E
Tartufo Extended Merino, premium leather
#9D7866