• (4.0) 21 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,318$11,642
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 18-19
  • Engine: 225-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2004 BMW X5

Our Take on the 2004 BMW X5

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort with Sport Package
  • Some cryptic controls
  • Abrupt automatic-transmission shifts
  • Fuel economy
  • Price

Notable Features

  • Inline-six or V-8
  • New AWD system
  • Unibody construction
  • Premium amenities
  • Available navigation system


Our Expert Reviews

Quality, times five BMW X5 a substantial SUV choice First warning on the 2004 BMW X5 4.4i: Don't listen to the hype. BMW has insisted on calling its X5 a "Sports Activity Vehicle" - either a silly attempt to create a new automotive segment or an effort to force a change in the language by continually repeating jargon. It's a little like "embedded," which no self-respecting journa... Read full review for the 2004 BMW X 5

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Consumer Reviews


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A Substantial SUV

by Sjones from Chicago, IL on October 19, 2006

I've been driving an X5 for a few weeks now and the first thing that struck me about it was how substantial it is. Heavy doors. high-effort and purposful controls. Accurate but deliberate handling. Gu... Read Full Review

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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