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Sport Utility
5-7 Seats
17-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Diesel's estimated fuel economy
  • iDrive control system

The Bad

  • Leather upholstery not standard
  • Backup camera not standard
  • Grabby brakes (xDrive40e)
2016 BMW X5 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 BMW X5
  • New plug-in hybrid version
  • Seats five or seven people
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Choice of turbocharged engines, including a turbo-diesel

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 ...

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.


(Skip to details on the: X5 xDrive40e)

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

What drivers are saying

4.9
32 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Great SAV!!

by Steelerfan21 from Pittsburgh, PA on December 8, 2018

Loved everything about the X5. Exterior, interior and features and it handled like it was on rails!!! Handles well in snow as well. I?ve had two (an e53 4.4i and an e70 50i), and will be purchasing ... Read full review

(5.0)

Midsize SUV that really zips!

by covertstyle from Philadelphia, PA on October 30, 2018

Recently bought a 2016 BMW X5 xDrive35i preowned. Granted, it's still a bit too early to tell on reliability, but from what I've read on the N55 engine, it's commonly used in the BMW lineup and ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 BMW X5 currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 BMW X5 sDrive35i

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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

  • View All CPO Program Details

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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.
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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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