The BMW X5 has earned high marks among buyers of luxury midsize SUVs. Among the innovations unveiled with its last redesign in 2013 was a third row of seats that's becoming de rigeuer in the competitive segment.
What's New for 2014
This year's most noticeable additions include telematics such as BMW apps and the option for rear-wheel drive.
Choosing Your BMW X5
Like most German automakers, BMW ties trim levels to engine choices. The X5 offers three engines and two drive types. All models use an eight-speed automatic transmission.
We're fans of diesel power, and the xDrive35d isn't a dramatic reach from the base price of an sDrive35i—and that's why it gets our vote.