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Key specs of the base trim
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- Spacious interior
- Strong acceleration
- Comfortable ride
- Quality interior materials
- Plenty of second-row legroom
- Numb steering feel
- Overly sensitive lane departure warning
- Twitchy lane keep assist
- Useless gesture controls
- Split liftgate can make loading difficult
Android Auto connectivity now standard
Five- or seven-seat mid-size luxury SUV
Turbo six-cylinder or V-8 engine
Rear- or all-wheel drive
Eight-speed automatic transmission
Plug-in hybrid and performance X5 M also offered
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What Is the 2021 BMW X5?
The BMW 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 engine or a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 that makes 523 hp in the M50i and 600 hp in the X5 M. A new plug-in hybrid variant is also available. All versions have an eight-speed automatic transmission, and competitors include the Audi Q7, Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.
What’s New on the 2021 BMW X5?
Satellite radio and Android Auto smartphone connectivity are now standard, and the 40i version now incorporates a mild-hybrid system.
What Features in the 2021 BMW X5 Are Most Important?
Standard features include:
- Digital instrument panel
- 12.3-inch center touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Panoramic moonroof
- 40/20/40-split second-row seat
- Forward collision warning with city collision mitigation
- Blind spot warning
- Lane departure warning
Available features include:
- Remote start
- Wireless device charging
- Wi-Fi hot spot
- Head-up display
- 360-degree camera system
- Low-speed hands-free driving system
- Air suspension
- Heated front and second-row seats
- Ventilated and massaging front seats
- Heated steering wheel
Should I Buy the 2021 BMW X5?
The X5 is a luxurious, comfortable and quick luxury SUV. However, some of its active safety systems can be too sensitive, and the optional gesture-based control system is gimmicky. The available third-row seat is handy, but bear in mind that the space is best left for kids.
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The 2021 BMW X5 currently has 11 recalls
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New Car Program Benefits
48 months / 50,000 miles
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