• (4.5) 17 reviews
  • MSRP: $10,927$21,531
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-22
  • Engine: 260-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5-7
2010 BMW X5

Our Take on the 2010 BMW X5

Our Take

BMW's X5 sport utility vehicle has three rows of seats available with room for seven occupants. All X5 models come with all-wheel drive (called xDrive), and the X5 is available in six-cylinder, eight-cylinder and diesel six-cylinder models, the latter added for 2009. BMW also will offer a ne... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Reliability
  • Some ill-fitting dash panels
  • Small cargo area
  • Turning circle
  • Curtain airbags don't cover third row

Notable Features

  • Six-cylinder diesel gets 26 mpg on the highway
  • Six-cylinder or V-8 gasoline models
  • Standard AWD
  • Optional third-row seat
  • Standard panoramic moonroof
  • Standard six-speed automatic


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in March 2009 about the 2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d. For 2010, BMW gave the X5 a next-generation iDrive interface — addressing a major issue we had with the 2009 model. To see other changes for 2010, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Aside from a low clatter at startup, there are few initial signs that BMW&apo... Read full review for the 2010 BMW X 5

Consumer Reviews


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Absolutely Amazing Vehicle

by First Time Owner X5, NY from New York, NY on October 8, 2015

I just purchased my first BMW this year. I'm totally in love with this car. Not only does the BMW X5 look and handle well, the interior designs just makes enjoying the car that much more exciting. Thi... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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