2009 BMW X6

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3 reviews
Available Price Range $19,553-$32,397 Trims2 Combined MPG 15-17 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2009 BMW X6

Our Take

BMW's latest foray into SUV territory comes in the form of the X6, a tallish fastback that the company calls a sports activity coupe. With seating for four, it's basically a midsize SUV w... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Tall bumper makes loading cargo hard
  • Have to swing legs wide to step out
  • Rocker panels rub leg when stepping out
  • Poor rear visibility

Notable Features

  • Coupe-like styling
  • Choice of two turbocharged engines
  • Standard AWD
  • Four bucket seats


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in June 2008 about the xDrive 35i version of the 2008 BMW X6. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2009, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.My wife and I had just climbed out of the X6 SUV, one of BMW's newest models, and were walking away from it when she s... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Based on 3 reviews

This car is a dream

by Dumbo from Riverside, CA on April 11, 2010

Its realy the car everyone will ever dream to have. Once you drive it, you will never want to drive anything else. I had the car since Sept 09, no problems at all. Takes time to learn all the features... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls 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

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


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

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained


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.


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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