hamburger icon

2015 BMW X5

Expert Rating

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

Select a Trim
Select a Trim
2015 sDrive35i 4dr 4x2 Sports Activity Vehicle
most popular
Price:   -  From $53,900
2015 xDrive35i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $56,200
2015 xDrive35d 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $57,700
2015 xDrive50i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $70,100
2015 X5 M Base 4dr All-wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $98,700


Nothing is so much a staple among upscale families than the BMW X5. It may not be the last word in practicality, but nothing has the presence and premium appeal of the X5, one of the first luxury soft-roaders. On top of that, a wide choice of engines, trims and its driving dynamics make it a force in this category.

What's New For 2015

For 2015, the X5 gets minor efficiency and performance upgrades, as well as some changes in option pricing and packaging. Bluetooth audio streaming is now standard, but Enhanced USB and Smartphone Integration is now an option.


Choosing Your BMW X5

X5s come in four trim levels differentiated by four powertrain setups. Each of those is also offered in four "lines," or essentially appearance packages: Base, Luxury Line, xLine and M Sport. Upholstery, color, wheels and some individual options are affected by which line you choose.



The xDrive35i adds an all-wheel drive system. Other than that, standard features and options are equivalent to the sDrive35i.



The diesel-engined X5 gets a 3-lliter turbocharged six-cylinder unit with 255 horsepower, good for highway fuel economy of up to 31 mpg according to the EPA. Otherwise, the xDrive35d shares standard and available features with the xDrive35i.



The V8-powered xDrive50i includes a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with 445 horsepower, along with standard all-wheel drive. It also adds 19-inch wheels and leather interior trim, keyless entry and start, a power liftgate, panoramic moonroof and 20-way multi-contour powered front seats.

Luxury Line add to base trim 19-inch wheels, chrome exterior accents and satin aluminum roof rails. The xLine changes that to silver matte trim and different 19-inch wheels. And, finally, M Sport includes a revised front bumper and lower air dam, M Sport wheels, revised transmission tuning, a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, as well as a unique set of paint colors.

CarsDirect Tip

Base trim is probably the way to go no matter which X5 you choose, since many of the sport tweaks that affect driving dynamics are available on the base car. Our pick has to be the xDrive35d for the way most people use the X5 and will give it excellent efficiency and cruising range. But even the 35i models are quick.

Choose your BMW X5 »

author image
Automotive Editor
Read Less

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L I-6 / 300 HP / 300 ft.lbs.
Standard: 8-spd STEPTRONIC w/OD
Available: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 27 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L I-6 / 300 HP / 300 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 27 / 23 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
22.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
76.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
191.1 "
Exterior Width
76.1 "
Exterior Height
68.5 "
Front Headroom
40.5 "
Rear Headroom
38.8 "
Front Legroom
40.4 "
Rear Legroom
36.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
60.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,680 Lbs.
Wheel Base
116 "
Turning Radius
20.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Painted Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Body-colored With Metal-look Insert / Body-colored / Front Body-colored With Stainless Steel Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Chrome / Metal-look W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Seat Trim
Sensatec Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Premium Bucket / Sport
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / (12-way Power) / 12-way (10-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / (12-way Power) / 12-way (10-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / (12-way Power) / 12-way (10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
10 / 16 Harman/kardon / 16 Bang & Olufsen
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt Sport
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear / Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

Used 2015 BMW X5 for Sale

7 vehicles found within 50 miles of your area
xDrive35i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle
Color: Black

107,916 mi

Map location icon

Hawthorne Motors Pre-Owned (4 mi)

Phone: (310) 793-9999
Color: Silver



116,929 mi

Map location icon

Legacy Auto Group (3 mi)

Phone: (310) 622-4522
Color: Gray



109,885 mi

Map location icon

Ideal Motor Group (22 mi)

Phone: (626) 285-6628
xDrive35i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle
Color: Brown



87,770 mi

Map location icon

Nash Auto (33 mi)

Phone: (714) 435-4000
See All Used Car Listings

Insider Information

We have information you must know before you buy the X5. We want to send it to you, along with other pricing insights.

Sign Me Up

I agree to receive emails from CarsDirect. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. We will not spam you, and will never sell your email. Privacy Policy.

Thank you. You are now subscribed to our Pricing Insider updates.