Standard power adjustments in the front row help the driver maintain a comfortable driving position, and standard side bolstering keeps front-row occupants secure in their seat during sharp turns. The optional third row is cramped though, even for kids, but it’s suitable for use in a pinch. Individual add-ons include multicontour seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a third row, and an air suspension. The sDrive40i also includes synthetic leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, 16-way power-adjustable front sport seats, memory settings for the driver’s seat, an adaptive suspension, automatic climate control, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, a hands-free power liftgate, a panoramic moonroof, and 19-inch wheels. The M50i (MSRP: $82,800) comes with a 523-horsepower turbocharged V8 engine, genuine leather upholstery, an adaptive M Sport suspension, 20-inch wheels, an M Sport differential, and M Sport brakes. The 2021 BMW X5 comes in five trims: sDrive40i, xDrive40i, xDrive45e, M50i, and the high-performance X5 M. The base sDrive40i trim is an excellent choice for most shoppers.
It has the same engine as the M50i, but it produces 600 horsepower (617 in models with the Competition package) and can hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. The available Competition package ($9,000) adds 17 horsepower, an M Sport exhaust system, extended shadowline trim, and M seat belts. My 6-foot frame had a couple of inches’ rearward seat travel to spare, and headroom in our moonroof-equipped model was excellent. All X5s except the hybrid can be equipped with second-row comfort seats (with fore/aft and recline adjustment) and a third-row seat (includes the rear air suspension). Despite myriad other amenities, it doesn’t adjust, as the seats in some competitors do. Well, saying you like a brand or a car is one thing, but actually putting your money where your mouth is, completely another. It’s fast (but far from frugal) and rides relatively well, while it boasts the same level of practicality and technology as other X5s. While the X3 M obviously isn’t as low or as dynamic as an M3 will be, it’s pretty damn close and close enough that its added practicality makes it well worth considering instead.
We’ve analyzed 30 BMW X5 reviews, as well as performance specs, interior dimensions, fuel economy ratings, and more, to give you all the information you need to make a smart car-buying decision. Yes, the BMW X5 is one of the best luxury midsize SUVs on the market. It’s one of the very best family cars BMW has ever made. BMW looked for ways to make the X5 more interesting to look at, more fuel efficient and more comfortable, and it found them without dropping its moderate levels of off-road capability too low and without sacrificing too much of that innate BMW feel to the electronically controlled future. Stick to the second-generation X5, which began production in 2006, if you’d like a near-new look–it hasn’t changed much until 2014, making earlier second-gen models potential bargains for the image-conscious. The GLE is a better choice for comfort-focused drivers, while folks who favor performance should stick with the X5. It has plenty of power for your commute while still returning good gas mileage figures. Since the X5 M costs more than six figures, you’d expect plenty of luxury. The base sDrive40i delivers an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is great for a luxury midsize SUV.
The sDrive40i and xDrive40i trims are powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that makes 335 horsepower. All three trims deliver zero-to-60 times of 5.3 seconds. Q7 in its 55 TFSI config follows the Merc closely covering the 0-60MPH in 5.7 seconds. If you’ve got something you need to pull, the BMW X5 will do just as well as the Lexus GX 460, since they have about the same towing capacity. Here’s our guide to the BMW SUV range. The xDrive45e gets 50 MPG-equivalent in combined city/highway driving, and it has a 30-mile all-electric range. The all-wheel-drive xDrive40i gets just 1 less mpg on the highway. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the X5 with all-wheel drive an overall safety rating of four out of five stars, with five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the frontal crash and rollover tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2021 BMW X5 the highest rating of Good in all six crash safety tests. This article has been created with the help of GSA Content Gener at or DEMO.