(4.3) 19 reviews
MSRP: $842$11,358
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 15-17
Engine: 225-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2001 BMW X5

Our Take on the 2001 BMW X5

Our Take

BMW joined the luxury SUV ranks last year with the X5, a car-based sport utility introduced as a challenger for the Lexus RX 300, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Infiniti QX4 and other upper-crust models. Though it comes with a permanently engaged four-wheel-drive system, BMW positions the X5 as suited f... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

At first glance, the BMW X5 3.0i and the Jaguar S-Type 3.0L have little in common except for the size of their engines. The X5 is a luxury sport-utility from a German automaker. The S-Type is a luxury sedan from a venerable name in British auto making that's now owned by Ford Motor. In fact, each even employs a different engine configuration, with the BMW getting the expected in-l... Read full review for the 2001 BMW X 5

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Least reliable auto I've owned

by good bye to BMW from Owensboro Ky on March 11, 2008

Love the comfort and handling of my BMW but have spent thousands keeping it on the road and maintained. I enjoyed the first year of ownership and driving it but after that , it was at a dealer (50mile... Read Full Review

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Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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