2016 BMW X5

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2016 BMW X5
2016 BMW X5

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Diesel's estimated fuel economy
  • iDrive control system

The bad:

  • Leather upholstery not standard
  • Backup camera not standard
  • Grabby brakes (xDrive40e)

4 trims

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Notable features

  • New plug-in hybrid version
  • Seats five or seven people
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Choice of turbocharged engines, including a turbo-diesel

2016 BMW X5 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The BMW X5 crossover SUV seats up to seven when equipped with an optional third row. Competitors include the Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and Volvo XC90. There’s a new plug-in hybrid version, the xDrive40e, for 2016.


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New for 2016
The X5 xDrive40e, a plug-in hybrid version of the X5, is available.

Significant Standard Features

  • 300-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder gas engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Navigation system with 10.2-inch screen
  • Push-button start
  • Heated front seats
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 255-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder
  • 445-hp, turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 gas engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Variable-ratio steering
  • Active suspension
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Harman Kardon or Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Backup camera
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Night vision with pedestrian detection

X5 xDrive40e

The plug-in hybrid version of the X5 gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in combined driving and is powered by a four-cylinder gas engine and an electric motor. It can travel up to 14 miles on electric power alone when the lithium-ion battery pack is fully charged.

What’s Special

  • Gas engine and electric motor make 308 hp total
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Special driving mode recharges battery pack

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

X5 M Sport (best SUV on Earth)

Perfect vehicle in every way! Amazing gas mileage yet, faster than most SUV’s… I would recommend to anyone looking for a rocket on wheels. Love this ride!

4.9

Best SUV I have ever owned!

My X5 is very roomy and has lots of space in the trunk for all of my stuff! It has a sporty look and smooth ride. I am really happy with my X5!

5.0

Best car I ever owned

This is the best vehicle I ever had. I would recommend this car to anyone. You spend a little more and you enjoy it more. You get what you pay for and this is worth every dollar. Want to just find reasons to drive it.

See all 74 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
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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