2020 BMW X5

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2020 BMW X5
2020 BMW X5

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

194.3” x 68.7”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Spacious interior
  • Strong acceleration
  • Comfortable ride
  • Quality interior materials
  • Plenty of second-row legroom

The bad:

  • Numb steering feel
  • Over-sensitive lane departure warning
  • Constantly twitchy lane keep assist
  • Useless gesture controls
  • No Android Auto
  • Split liftgate can make loading difficult

4 trims

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Our 2020 BMW X5 trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • New 523-hp M50i trim level available
  • Five- or seven-seat mid-size luxury SUV
  • Turbo six-cylinder or V-8 engine
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Apple CarPlay standard
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2020 BMW X5 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 BMW X5?

Redesigned for 2019, BMW’s X5 mid-size luxury SUV seats five or seven, depending on the seating configuration. It’s available with rear- or all-wheel drive and is powered by a standard 335-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine or a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 that makes 456 hp in 50i form and 523 hp in new M50i form. All engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and Land Rover Range Rover Sport

What’s New on the 2020 BMW X5?

Comfort Access is now standard. Besides more power, the new M50i trim level features 20-inch wheels, M Sport brakes, an M Sport differential, an adaptive M suspension, an M Sport steering wheel and exterior aerodynamic elements. 

What Features in the 2020 BMW X5 Are Most Important?

Standard features include a digital instrument panel, a 12.3-inch center touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, navigation, a panoramic moonroof, a power liftgate and a 40/20/40-split second-row seat. Options include wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a 360-degree camera system, night vision with pedestrian detection, remote start, an air suspension, first- and second-row heated seats, a heated steering wheel, a Bowers & Wilkins stereo and a rear-seat entertainment system. 

Should I Buy the 2020 BMW X5?

The X5 is a luxurious, comfortable and quick luxury SUV. However, some of its active safety systems can be a little too sensitive, and the optional gesture-based control system is gimmicky. It’s high time the X5 got Android Auto connectivity, too. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.9
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


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The car is spectacular, it only brings a defect to me concern, the star/stop bottom does not have the option to deactivate it, although in sport mode it is not bad. In areas of uneven pavement the car jumps like a rabbit, it's not comfortable, but smooth is not bad. The car is almost perfect except for those two things, and very economical in the city, spectacular on the highway and off roads or mountains, it is super good and capable. Mine has not brought mechanical or electrical problems. super nice everything

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
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
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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