For 2015, the high-performance X5 M rejoins the BMW lineup. Other than some minor equipment changes and a 1-mpg increase in the xDrive50i’s city fuel-economy rating, there are no major changes to BMW’s 2015 X5 SUV.
Changes to the 2013 BMW X5 consist mainly of a reshuffled optional-equipment list. The M Performance Package is now available on the xDrive35i Sport Activity and xDrive50i with M Sport Package. The Premium Sound Package is reduced to $950, while the Active Ventilated Seat Package is renamed the Luxury Seating Package.
2016 BMW X5 is branded by the company as a “sports-activity vehicle” or SAV, for simplicity’s sake we’ll just lump it in with such equally capable SUVs as the
Porsche Cayenne and
Mercedes-Benz GLE. However, there’s no denying the X5 places a big emphasis on the “sport” part of sport-utility vehicle, offering an impressive lineup that includes a plug-in
hybrid, diesel model and high-performance M variant. Though it has grown slightly in size, the X5 remains manageable and delivers big in the areas of room, economy and performance. While it certainly is the master of the paved road, the pricey X5 still takes a back seat to such off-road champs as the
Jeep Grand Cherokee and
Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
"I've owned my 2014 X5 35d for 1.5 years now and have driven 44,000 miles. So far I've only had a ton of fun and no problems at all.
I LOVE the way it drives, I love the exterior but even more so the interior with Mocha Napa leather seats and leather dash board, love the heads-up display, the 360 degree camera, love the comfort seats (they are amazing, but you need to take the time and really fine-tune all the different adjustments). Love all the technology (safety features, advanced navigation system, etc). Love all the little thoughtful details that you don't notice during a test drive. There are a ton of other things that I love, but if I had to give you cons, the only ones I can come up with are: the blind spot indicator light is by far not bright enough and the Rhapsody app doesn't work very well, but that's probably not even BMW's issue. Bottom line: amazing car in every aspect!"
Pros: "Love driving the car when it runs correctly"
Cons: "They don't know how to fix the problem."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"This is the 3rd time in the last 90 days that mine has had an engine malfunction. I just picked up on Monday from being fixed and today is Thursday and the engine malfunctioned again. I drive the highways to work and this is just not reliable. When the engine malfunctions the engine power is reduces to 50% and on a highway that is not good."
"I have leased 2014 BMW X5 last week. It has broken right after 2 days with 40 miles on it. BMW does not have parts to repair it. Their estimate of the availability of parts is end of January 2014 and they do not give written proof on that when they can fix it. Thought of letting this scary situation know to other BMW X5 lovers, so that they can think twice and save their money. BMW refused provide any alternatives in this case until the vehicle attempt to fix, which nobody knows when it will be. Most importantly, I’m running out of time in my lease and spending money for partially working vehicle."