BMW X5

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

85
Priced From $47,500
MPG 19.0
Styles Reviewed
SUV/TruckSUV/Truck

Auto123.com

04/20/10
2010-04-20
87
100

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Justin Pritchard Justin Pritchard 7.3 out of 10 2011 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

If you’re an existing X5 owner looking to upgrade to a newer model, you’ll feel right at home with the new X5. BMW says you’ll experience unmatched performance bang for your gasoline buck, too.

Popular Mechanics

04/28/10
2010-04-28
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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James Tate James Tate Score Pending 2011 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

BMW banishes the notion that the X5 is getting long in the tooth. BMW managed to squeeze even more power out of an already capable platform. Coupled with the new Active Steering and Active Drive systems, the SUV drives like it has completely new bones.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

11/28/11
2011-11-28
87
100

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Alex Dykes Alex Dykes Score Pending 2012 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

The 2012 BMW X5M is a far better sports car than a Cayman, and one of the best tow vehicles this side of a diesel F-250. It’s an insane vehicle that’s crazy fast and crazy fun.

Cars.com

11/02/11
2011-11-02
87
100

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Carrie Kim Carrie Kim Score Pending 2012 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

With its fantastic family utility and stylish looks, the 2012 BMW X5 offers a driving experience that can’t be matched by another crossover. Admittedly, this fusion of function and fun doesn’t come cheap.

MotorAuthority.com

02/04/12
2012-02-04
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Viknesh Vijayenthiran Viknesh Vijayenthiran Score Pending 2012 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

The X5 remains one of the best options for buyers looking for a mid-size luxury SUV. This is mainly thanks to its handsome styling, ample space for five passengers, and luxurious interior, but it’s also a brilliant performer.

AutoWeek

04/18/10
2010-04-18
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Greg Migliore Greg Migliore Score Pending 2011 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

If you’re a BMW fan, particularly of the X5, this is a nice upgrade. And yes, that is a reason to consider putting it in your garage. More power. Same comfort. Classy, understated looks. It’s all here. And it’s a well-executed package.

Car and Driver

04/19/10
2010-04-19
86
100

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Jared Gall Jared Gall 6.6 out of 10 2011 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

The BMW X5 remains a surprisingly agile and entertaining way to transport the family. The new, more-powerful engines will only enhance its appeal.

LeftLane News

04/19/10
2010-04-19
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2011 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

BMW’s refreshed X5 continues in its quest for total perfection in the luxury crossover/SUV realm by incorporating engine and drivetrain improvements that continue to keep the Sport Activity Vehicle, or whatever they want to call it, relevant in an extremely competitive segment.

Edmunds.com

06/27/12
2012-06-27
86
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

The 2013 BMW X5 remains a top choice among luxury crossover SUVs thanks to its athletic performance and refined interior.

Automobile Magazine

04/19/10
2010-04-19
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Joe Lorio Joe Lorio 8.3 out of 10 2011 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

The 2011 X5 is unlikely to make your neighbor’s head swivel, nor are valets likely to grant you any more respect than if you pulled up in a three-year-old X5. Instead of restyling the X5, BMW concentrated its efforts in the engine room.

Edmunds.com

05/20/10
2010-05-20
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2011 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

The xDrive35i could be the pick of the X5 litter. The 35d gets better fuel economy, but it’s noisier and slower. The V8-powered 50i is, of course, a real kick in the hind end, but you certainly don’t need it, given how swift the 35i is.

CNET.com

05/31/12
2012-05-31
85
100

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2012 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

The 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i emphasizes onroad handling in the most high-tech SUV available, although it hasn’t conquered the curse of mediocre SUV fuel economy.

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