Price $69,950 – $112,400
Fuel consumption 8.0 – 16.6 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
The X5 was among the first luxury SUVs to combine comfort, cargo capacity and performance. Today, the BMW X5 and its more athletic-looking comrade, the X6, are among the bestselling midsize SUVs in North America. A plug-in hybrid version of the X5, the xDrive40e, is also available. Thanks to a 4.4L turbo V8 generating 567 horsepower and 552 lb·ft of torque, the X5 M and X6 M go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 75%
Fuel economy 5/10
Reliability 6/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 7/10

What's new in 2018



  • Good choice of drivetrains
  • Sturdy and seductive look
  • Fun to drive
  • Technological updates


  • Very high maintenance costs
  • High-end versions very costly
  • M versions: Ride sometimes unforgiving
  • High fuel consumption (except the 40e)