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  • (4.6) 32 reviews
  • MSRP: $18,178$34,330
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-22
  • Engine: 265-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (diesel)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5-7
2013 BMW X5

Our Take on the 2013 BMW X5

BMW's all-wheel-drive X5 crossover uses the turbocharged six-cylinder and V-8 engines also seen in models like the 5 Series and X6. Also offered are a diesel xDrive35d version, which carries on as a 2012 model, and a high-performance X5 M. Depending on the model, the X5 can seat five people... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Lack of comfort suspension mode
  • Gets pricey with options
  • Curtain airbags for front two rows only
  • No blind spot monitors
  • Shoulder belt height not adjustable
  • Optional third row is small

Notable Features

  • Turbocharged six-cylinder or twin-turbo V-8
  • Turbo-diesel six-cylinder (xDrive35d)
  • New M Performance Package adds 15 hp to six-cylinder, 40 hp to V-8
  • Standard AWD
  • Available 555-hp X5 M

2013 BMW X5 Reviews Expert Reviews

I recently saw a 1967 BMW ad titled "Why is BMW a Man's Car?" According to the ad, the answer is, "Because it was designed to suit a man's taste. Fast, lean, tough. No frills, no nonsense. Just a handsome, totally dependable car that gets you there with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of driving pleasure." After of week of diverging opinions between my husband and me about the 2013 BM... Read full review for the 2013 BMW X 5

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by bmwmomma from Colts Neck on June 7, 2012

I owned an Acura MDX for 7 yrs and traded it in for an X5. The Acrua was great, just wanted something different and the x5 wasn't much more than a new acura with navigation. The power and drive of the... Read Full Review

5 Trim Levels Available

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2013 BMW X5 Safety Ratings

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Free Scheduled Maintenance


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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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