Price $77,500 – $130,000
Fuel consumption 9.2 – 17.9 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 79%(view ratings)
Completely redesigned two years ago, the BMW X5 returns with no major changes for 2021. A sweet mix of luxury, performance and technology, this midsize SUV offers a generous selection of powertrains including a plug-in hybrid system for extra efficiency and a mighty twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine that produces up to 617 horsepower in M Competition trim. That one is a real monster, there’s no other way to describe it.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 79%
Fuel economy 6/10
Reliability 4/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 9/10

What's new in 2021

No major change


  • Fun to drive
  • Powerful engines (M and Competition versions)
  • Very precise and well-dosed steering
  • Nice interior


  • High prices
  • Too much noise on the road