2017 BMW X5

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$56,600

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2017 BMW X5
2017 BMW X5

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Seat comfort
  • Handling
  • Cabin materials
  • Diesel's estimated fuel economy
  • iDrive control system

The bad:

  • Leather upholstery not standard
  • Backup camera not standard
  • Awkward liftgate and tailgate combo

4 trims

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Our 2017 BMW X5 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Midsize luxury SUV
  • Seats five or seven people
  • Turbo six-cylinder or V-8 gas engines
  • Plug-in hybrid, turbo-diesel versions available
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • High-performance X5 M available

2017 BMW X5 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The BMW X5 midsize 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. A turbocharged gas six-cylinder engine is standard, but the X5 also offers a turbo-diesel engine, a turbo gas V-8 and a plug-in hybrid in the xDrive40e model. BMW also sells a high-performance variant, the X5 M.
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New for 2017
The standard iDrive control system gains a touch-screen while wireless smartphone charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot are available. New standard exterior trim includes stainless-steel underbody cladding, a matte-silver grille and rocker panels, and satin-aluminum roof rails and window trim.
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
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • 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
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • 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
  • Wireless smartphone charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot

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 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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X5 M
The high-performance X5 M is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine that makes 567 hp and 553 pounds-feet of torque. The engine works with an eight-speed automatic transmission and power is routed to all four wheels. BMW says the X5 M can hit 60 mph in just 4 seconds. As to be expected of a performance offshoot, the X5 M wears unique bumpers, aggressive side sills and highly bolstered sport seats.
What’s Special

  • 21-inch alloy wheels standard
  • M-tuned all-wheel drive standard
  • Active suspension standard
  • Quad exhaust tips

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

This car is amazing!

This vehicle is definitely super comfortable! A must buy if you have a big family. Very luxurious! The technology in this vehicle definitely makes it super safe to drive it. I give it 5 out of 5 stars 😁

5.0

Great car

We were looking for this car and found one with features we like and lower miles. Value is very good. I’m glad we made this purchase.

5.0

Super surprised how it handles snow!

I was hesitant to not get a Jeep because of our weather, I needed a vehicle that could devour the snow! I can now say my BMW X5 was the right purchase! More luxurious and better then any other vehicle I’ve ever driven. I’ve owned Mercedes, Jeep, and a few GM cars, and I only see BMW in my future!

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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
36 months/36,000 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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