2018 BMW X5

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$57,200

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2018 BMW X5
2018 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
  • Awkward liftgate and tailgate combo

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 BMW X5 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Mid-size 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

2018 BMW X5 review: Our expert's take


What it is: The BMW X5 mid-size luxury 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 turbocharged gas V-8 and a plug-in hybrid in the xDrive40e model. BMW also sells a high-performance variant, the X5 M.


A backup camera is now standard, as are trapezoidal tailpipes for the 35i and 35d models.


X5 xDrive40e


The plug-in hybrid version of the X5 gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in combined driving, 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 horsepower total

  • All-wheel drive standard

  • Special driving mode recharges battery pack


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 expected of a performance offshoot, the X5 M has 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


 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Best looking car I've owned

The is one of the best, if not the best mid-sized sports utility vehicle around. definitely the best value and quality for the money. I'll definitely recommend this vehicle.

5.0

Most well equipped car I’ve owned.

Plenty of legroom In the back; smooth ride. Love the split hatch. The interior is gorgeous and the ambient light features are really nice. Drives really well and it’s great that it tows close to 6,000lbs!

5.0

Awesome BMW

For starters the car is very smooth. Very well built and can barely hear the outside noise. The sound system and tech sucks you in but in a great way. We love it.

See all 66 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
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
View all cpo program details

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