• (5.0) 19 reviews
  • MSRP: $54,700–$71,500
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17-26
  • Engine: 300-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5-7
2016 BMW X5

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 BMW X5

What We Don't Like

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

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 Reviews

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

(5.0)

Average based on 19 reviews

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Best 3rd Row Luxury SUV on the Market!

by Car Guy Al from Glen Ellyn on November 10, 2017

My wife and I love her car! The 2016 X5 50i is larger than the competition (Q7, Land Rover Sport) and in my opinion has better performance and handling. The fit and finish is impressive and the engi... Read Full Review

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2016 BMW X5 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on BMW X5 sDrive35i

Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on BMW X5 sDrive35i

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

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

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on BMW X5 sDrive35i

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on BMW X5 sDrive35i

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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