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Sport Utility
5-7 Seats
16-22 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Acceleration (diesel or V-8)
  • Diesel fuel economy
  • Ride quality
  • Handling
  • Upscale cabin materials
  • Crash-test ratings

The Bad

  • Reliability
  • Some ill-fitting dash panels
  • Small cargo area
  • Turning circle
  • Curtain airbags don't cover third row
2010 BMW X5 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2010 BMW X5
  • 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 Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
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 new X5 M performance model with a new 555-hp V-8 this year. BMW's best-selling SUV, the X5 sits above the BMW X3 and X6 SUVs as far as size and carrying capability. The X5's primary competitors include the Acura MDX and Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

New for 2010
BMW tweaks the iDrive controller again in an effort to make it more user-friendly. HD radio is now standard, the available backup camera gains a top view feature and automatic high-beam headlights are a new option.

Exterior
The X5's headlights and air dam have a lot of 3 Series styling cues; the hood lines recall the 5 Series.
  • Adaptive xenon headlamps rotate several degrees during turns
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Available 19- and 20-inch rims
  • Optional automatic high beams
  • Roof rails for accepting racks


Interior
The cabin features a prominent dashboard deck that abruptly descends toward wood trim. A large information screen sits front and center; it's operated with BMW's iDrive system.
  • Programmable buttons on the center control panel allow the driver to bypass iDrive for various functions
  • Audio system with CD player and 12 speakers
  • Auxiliary MP3 jack
  • Available upgraded stereo
  • Available heated seats for front an...
Vehicle Overview
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 new X5 M performance model with a new 555-hp V-8 this year. BMW's best-selling SUV, the X5 sits above the BMW X3 and X6 SUVs as far as size and carrying capability. The X5's primary competitors include the Acura MDX and Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

New for 2010
BMW tweaks the iDrive controller again in an effort to make it more user-friendly. HD radio is now standard, the available backup camera gains a top view feature and automatic high-beam headlights are a new option.

Exterior
The X5's headlights and air dam have a lot of 3 Series styling cues; the hood lines recall the 5 Series.
  • Adaptive xenon headlamps rotate several degrees during turns
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Available 19- and 20-inch rims
  • Optional automatic high beams
  • Roof rails for accepting racks


Interior
The cabin features a prominent dashboard deck that abruptly descends toward wood trim. A large information screen sits front and center; it's operated with BMW's iDrive system.
  • Programmable buttons on the center control panel allow the driver to bypass iDrive for various functions
  • Audio system with CD player and 12 speakers
  • Auxiliary MP3 jack
  • Available upgraded stereo
  • Available heated seats for front and second row
  • Available third-row seat expands seating capacity to seven; BMW says third-row accommodations are for those 5 feet 6 inches or shorter
  • Folding second and third rows


Under the Hood
The automaker's 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine works in the X5 xDrive30i. In the X5 xDrive48i, a 4.8-liter V-8 makes 350 horsepower. The diesel engine in the xDrive35d makes 265 hp and a whopping 425 pounds-feet of torque. All engines work through a six-speed automatic transmission.
  • 3.0-liter six-cylinder makes 260 hp and 225 pounds-feet of torque
  • 4.8-liter V-8 makes 350 hp and 350 pounds-feet of torque
  • 3.0-liter diesel six-cylinder makes 265 hp and 425 pounds-feet of torque
  • xDrive all-wheel drive uses an electronic center coupling to shift torque between the front and rear wheels; under normal circumstances, 60 percent of power is sent rearward
  • Available variable-ratio active steering system
  • Available electronically controlled suspension, AdaptiveDrive coordinates electronic suspension damping and roll resistance for better cornering


Safety
  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with brake drying and brake-fade compensation
  • Side curtain airbags for the first and second rows
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Adaptive brake lights that illuminate across a wider area under heavy braking
  • Standard run-flat tires


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.5
23 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

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(5.0)

Reliable and fun to drive

by Aremmy from Indiana on August 22, 2018

I love how my BMW drives and handles. I have drove over 40k miles in 2 years and we have not had any issues. Great car! Read full review

(5.0)

Luxury car with reasonable price

by Rem0713 from Diamond Bar, CA on July 17, 2018

This car is pretty good, the overall performance is awesome and it gives good sight compared to sedan. If you wanna try SUV sports, this is the right choice. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2010 BMW X5 currently has 10 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 BMW X5 has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by BMW

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    196-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The X5 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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