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
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2014 models 14
2013 models 86
2012 models 85
2011 models 84
2010 models 86
2009 models 82
2008 models 82

CNET.com

07/23/14
2014-07-23
87
100

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

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2014 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

The 2014 BMW X5 is a strong on-road performer with a comfortable ride for the long hauls.

Edmunds.com

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

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

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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.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

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

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

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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

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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.

CNET.com

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

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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.

Cars.com

09/23/11
2011-09-23
83
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Kelsey Mays Kelsey Mays 8.0 out of 10 2012 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

The 2012 BMW X5 has sharp styling, decent utility and an interior that lives up to BMW’s luxury reputation. You really want to love the SUV. But its driving flaws add up, and a decade of awful reliability stains any admiration.

AutoGuide.com

09/20/11
2011-09-20
83
100

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Jeff Voth Jeff Voth Score Pending 2012 BMW X5 SUV/Truck

The 2012 BMW X5 xDrive50i is not your typical back roads SUV. It challenges you to take the road less traveled whether it is paved with asphalt or not.

Auto123.com

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

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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.

AutoWeek

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

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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

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

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
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.

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