BMW X5 Crossovers

BMW X5

About BMW X5

The 2018 BMW X5 is the German automaker’s midsize-crossover SUV, slotting between the compact X3 and the forthcoming X7. Loathe to call it an SUV, the luxury brand prefers “Sports Activity Vehicle,” a designation that highlights the X5 favoring of on-road dynamics over off-road ruggedness. Indeed, compared to rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q7, Lexus RX and Acura MDX, this BMW luxury-crossover SUV feels inherently athletic. Like those rivals, the X5 is filled with technology, advanced safety features and creature comforts. It also boasts a wider variety of powertrains than its competitors. With choices ranging from gasoline V6 and V8 engines to a plug-in hybrid and even a diesel, the 2018 X5 lineup is suited to a variety of tastes.

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2018 BMW X5
What's new for 2018?
2018 BMW X5

Only minor updates have been made to the 2018 BMW X5. Among them are new wheel options and a revised interface for the iDrive navigation, audio and communication systems. Also, the tilting function of the rear glass in the panoramic moonroof has been removed.

  • Expert Rating: 9.2
  • Consumers Rating: 8.4
  • MPG 18|25
2017 BMW X5
What's new for 2017?
2017 BMW X5

BMW sweats the details for the 2017 X5. Most of the changes involve relabeling various option packages, but the X5 now comes standard with touch-screen capability for the iDrive infotainment system, a navigation system updated to iDrive 5.0, and available wireless charging and Wi-Fi hotspots.

2016 BMW X5
What's new for 2016?
2016 BMW X5

For 2016, a new X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid joins the lineup, providing up to 13 miles of pure electric driving enjoyment and fuel-economy estimates up to 56 mpge.

2015 BMW X5
What's new for 2015?
2015 BMW X5

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.

2014 BMW X5
What's new for 2014?
2014 BMW X5

The 2014 X5 is all new as it enters its third generation. A new model joins the lineup as the base version: the sDrive35i, which is the first X5 to offer rear-wheel drive. All other X5 models continue to have all-wheel drive (xDrive) standard.

2013 BMW X5
What's new for 2013?
2013 BMW X5

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.

2012 BMW X5
What's new for 2012?
2012 BMW X5

Given the number of substantive changes (some 4,000 new parts) in 2011, the 2012 BMW X5 is largely a carryover model year for the SUV, with only minor modifications.

2011 BMW X5
What's new for 2011?
2011 BMW X5

For 2011 the X5's gasoline engines have been updated and are now paired with an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. Along with subtly tweaked styling, the 2011 model includes new options like active cruise control and a lane departure warning system.

2010 BMW X5
What's new for 2010?
2010 BMW X5

For 2010, the optional navigation system receives an 8.8-inch screen, BMW's fourth generation iDrive controller and an 80GB hard drive for storing navigation data and music files. New options include automatic high beams and a top-view perspective for the available rear backup camera. High Definition (HD) Radio is now standard.

2009 BMW X5
What's new for 2009?
2009 BMW X5

The big news for 2009 is the introduction of a diesel model, the X5 xDrive 35d, to the lineup. Other changes include the addition of heated rear seats to the Cold Weather package and an automatic tailgate to the Premium Package. The self-leveling rear suspension is removed from the 48i's standard equipment list and is now only available with the optional third-row seat.

2008 BMW X5
What's new for 2008?
2008 BMW X5

The 2008 BMW X5 receives more standard equipment, including a power sliding panoramic sunroof.

2007 BMW X5
What's new for 2007?
2007 BMW X5

Since the X5's introduction the SUV/CUV market has become much more competitive, and BMW's own smaller X3 snuck up behind it with similar character and more cargo room for a lot less money. This second-generation X5 is larger, roomier and more powerful and offers optional third-row seating for the first time.

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