(4.2) 24 reviews
MSRP: $3,222$10,006
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 15-18
Engine: 225-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2003 BMW X5

Our Take on the 2003 BMW X5

Our Take

BMW joined the luxury sport utility vehicle ranks in the 2000 model year with its X5, a car-based model created to challenge the Infiniti QX4, Lexus RX 300 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Equipped with permanently engaged four-wheel drive (4WD), BMW says the X5 is suitable for “any road, any tim... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

Even in its mildest six-cylinder form, the BMW X5 is a cut above and a solid departure from the crowded field of sport utility vehicles.Although the very idea of BMW, the maker of "ultimate driving machines," marketing an SUV may seem like a sellout, at least the X5 is a tight, crisp-driving truck that combines the versatility of an SUV with BMW's usual sporty road manners.BMW doesn... Read full review for the 2003 BMW X 5

Consumer Reviews


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Great Car For The Money All Around

by New Family Guy from Chicago, Illinois on June 13, 2014

Since I had to make the switch from sports cars to a more family vehicle this SUV made the transition much more bearable. The all around performance & handling is impressive for what feels like a heav... Read Full Review

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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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