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2018 BMW X5

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2018 sDrive35i 4dr 4x2 Sports Activity Vehicle
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Price:   -  From $57,200
2018 xDrive35i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $59,500
2018 xDrive35d 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $61,000
2018 xDrive40e iPerformance 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $63,750
2018 xDrive50i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $74,050
2018 X5 M Base 4dr All-wheel Drive Sports Activity Vehicle Price:   -  From $101,700
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Overview

When launched, the BMW X5 ushered in a new era for the German automaker, providing drivers with a sporty ride, premium comfort, and the most versatile body in the automaker's history. Since its inception, the X5 has evolved its balance of performance and luxury to become a leader in the midsize SUV segment.

What's New for 2018

The 2018 X5 comes with only minor updates over the previous year. New optional features on the xDrive 35i, xDrive 35d, and xDrive 50i models include 21-inch M-branded wheels with performance run-flat tires as an available upgrade in addition to the M Sport Package for an extra $1,550.

Pricing for the 2018 X5 has increased throughout the entire lineup – the X5 sDrive 35i is an additional $300 over the previous model with a new starting price of $57,945 (all prices include a $995 destination and handling fee). The X5 xDrive 35i is now priced at $60,245, which is $350 more than the old model. The same price difference – $350 – separates the new X5 xDrive 35d from the previous model, while the range-topping xDrive 50i has increased to $74,795, an increase of $150.

BMW also offers the X5 as a high-performance M model and in a plug-in-hybrid xDrive40e iPerformance variant – both are listed separately.

BMW X5

Choosing Your BMW X5

The entire X5 lineup is available with numerous packages that are available on all the trims. The Cold Weather Package ($550) adds heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and retractable headlight washers. The Driving Assistance Package ($1,400 on the sDrive 35i, xDrive 35i, and xDrive 35d) adds a rear-view camera and a head-up display. Another similar package, the Driving Assistance Plus Package ($1,700) that’s available on all of the X5 models, adds speed limit information, a surround view system, and blind-spot monitoring.

The xDrive 35i, xDrive 35d, and xDrive 50i have an available Dynamic Handling Package ($4,500) that adds Dynamic Performance Control and Active Roll Stabilization. Lastly, the M Sport Package ($3,550 on the sDrive 35i, xDrive 35i, and xDrive 35d) adds different exterior colors, new wheel choices, a new set of wood trim, a full aerodynamic kit, a sport automatic transmission, an M-branded steering wheel, and dark trim around the greenhouse. The M Sport Package ($3,000) on the xDrive 50i adds the same items as the non-V8 models, but adds 10-way power front sports seats.

BMW X5

sDrive35i

The entry-level X5 comes with enough performance to impress the majority of drivers. The base turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine cranks out 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, which is matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Power for the sDrive 35i is put down through the rear wheels, which helps the SUV achieve 18 miles per gallon in the city, 25 on the highway, and 21 combined.

Standard features on the sDrive 35i include: 19-inch alloy wheels, Xenon Adaptive Headlights, 14-way power-adjustable seats, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, 10.2-inch high-resolution screen, a panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, Park Distance Control, and a nine-speaker HiFi sound system.

BMW X5

xDrive35i

The next step up is the xDrive 35i, which is an all-wheel-drive variant of the sDrive 35i. The SUV is powered by the same 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, but sends power to all four wheels through an xDrive all-wheel-drive system. Fuel economy takes a slight hit at 18 mpg in the city, 24 on the highway, and 20 combined.

Standard features on the xDrive 35i are similar to the ones found on the rear-wheel-drive model, but include, Hill Descent Control, star spoke 19-inch alloy wheels, BMW Connected App compatibility, and an advanced vehicle and key memory system.

BMW X5

xDrive35d

Stepping into the xDrive 35d brings a twin-turbo, 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder diesel engine that produces 255 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque that’s paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The diesel-powered X5 gets the best fuel economy at 23 mpg in the city, 29 highway, and 25 combined. The trim comes with most of the same features as the gasoline-powered X5 models.

BMW X5

xDrive50i

The top-of-the-line xDrive 50i is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that produces 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque, which helps propel the SUV to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. The V8-powered X5 is rated to return 15 mpg in the city, 21 highway, and 17 combined.

While the majority of standard features are similar to the ones found on the lower models, the xDrive 50i adds 20-way power seats, Dakota Leather upholstery (an optional extra on lesser trims), a rear-view camera, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, automatic four-zone climate control, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

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Unless you truly enjoy going fast, skip the 4.4-liter V8 and go for one of the six-cylinder-powered models. The xDrive 35i, with its all-wheel drive system and lengthy list of standard features is the most appealing, but we're shocked to see that a rear-view camera doesn’t come as standard. Adding the Driving Assistance Plus Package fixes that with a surround-view system, while drivers that enjoy winding roads should opt for the M Sport Package.

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The 2018 BMW X5 is one of the original luxury crossovers, providing a more sporty alternative to the Lexus RX-series while launching BMW into the realm. While the luxury SUV market is now incredibly well developed, the X5 remains a cornerstone of it, as a refined and luxurious, but somewhat conservative option.

Best Value

The best value for the 2018 BMW X5 is one of the six-cylinder models. Personally, we'd go with the all-wheel-drive xDrive 35i model, which opens up the possibility of travel on less-than-ideal surfaces. It includes all of the standard features of the rear-wheel drive model, but adds some neat ones like hill descent control and an advanced vehicle memory and key system. Additionally, the chrome accents that come with the Luxury Design look pretty smart. The Premium Tier is also a good value at $1,150, giving you four-zone automatic climate control and keyless entry.

Once you get into the realm of packages and options, the X5 can get expensive – like most BMWs. We're already shelling out over $60,000 for this luxury SUV, so we'd go for the Dakota leather to make it feel the part. The Lighting Package is a great add, as the extra light really makes a difference when driving at night. Options can add up really quickly, but the third row seat with the rear air suspension is nice to have, as is the heated rear seats.

  • Model: 2018 BMW X5 xDrive35i
  • Engine: 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder
  • Output: 300 hp / 300 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy
  • Options: Luxury Design ($0), Premium Package ($1,150, four-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, Sirius XM satellite radio for one year), Dakota Leather ($1,450), Lighting Package ($1,900, adaptive headlights, automatic high beams), Third Row Seat with Rear Axle Air Suspension ($1,700).
  • Base Price: $60,495 (including a $995 destination charge)
  • Best Value Price: $66,695

Performance

BMW X5

The BMW X5 is well powered in all trims. The base engine is a smooth revving 3.0-liter straight six with a turbocharger that produces 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. The engine is quick enough to get the 4,700-pound vehicle to 60 miles per hour in a hair over six seconds.

If that isn't enough for you, BMW also offers a 4.4-liter V8 for those who need more power in their lives, with 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque, making it very fast. If you'd prefer to save some gas, BMW offers a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel, which offers 255 hp and an awesome 413 lb-ft of torque, while also offering 23 miles per gallon city and 29 mpg highway.

There's also a hybrid version that combines electric motors with a four-cylinder turbo to make 308 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, while also giving the X5 an electric-only range of 14 miles. Strangely though, the hybrid version doesn't get better gas mileage than the diesel, with a combined rating of 25 mpg. It's better in the city, but you won't notice a difference when cruising on the highway.

The X5 is available with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive trims get hill descent control, although you won't be able to tackle off-road challenges like a Land Rover. Base trims of the X5 are set up for comfort, so they can feel fairly disconnected in the corners with very little road feedback to inspire confidence. The M Sport's suspension tune works well to help mitigate this, but steering feel remains distant. The best option is the adaptive suspension, which allows for the best of both words. It's comfortable yet feels in control on the road.

Style

The BMW X5 is same as it ever was, with an exterior that hasn't deviated in design from the very first model. It's a handsome design, but there isn't anything that excites us about the look. You'll not be turning heads in an X5, but who in your position needs validation from the masses? The only thing that matters is what you think, and the X5 reflects that.

Inside, the design is still conservative, but BMW makes it work. The wood and aluminum trims look great, and there's even an option for ceramic climate control knobs. While the leatherette that upholsters the base option feels and looks like the real deal, the real leather seats are supple and available in a wide range of colors. It's a high-class vehicle that feels like its price tag says it should.

The X5's seats are comfortable and adjustable, with optional sport seats for those who like to feel held more in the corners. There are also available multi-contour seats that are adjustable in every possible way. A third row is optional, but they're not there for regular use; use them instead to haul your kid's friends around. If you'll consistently need a third row, you should skip the X5 for a bigger vehicle.

The Best and Worst Things

The strength of the X5 lies in the powerplants. The base inline-six cylinder turbo is powerful and well balanced, giving smooth acceleration and plenty of oomph for a vehicle this size. It's also nice to know that BMW is continuing to offer a V8, giving buyers a taste of the bonkers X5M without shelling out over $100,000. Additionally, the offering of a diesel and a hybrid powertrain allow the X5 to suit most needs.

Like most BMWs, the way the options and trim packages are set up can be very confusing. It has been refined somewhat for the current model year, but there are still many avenues and paths to go down that can get your head spinning. Also, many features are offered as standalone options and the price can add up quickly if you're not paying attention.

Right For? Wrong For?

BMW X5

The X5 is perfect for a successful businessman or woman who wants the comfort and refinement of a luxury crossover, but doesn't want to draw attention to their wealth or choice of vehicle. It's very incognito, and its exterior style will not shout to the commoners that you've done much better than them in life. However, the interior is very nice, providing every comfort a luxury car should have.

On the other hand, BMW's largest SUV may have a third row, but it's not for daily use. It's capable of being used in a pinch if you need to get a few extra people somewhere, but those in regular need of a third row should look elsewhere.

The Bottom Line

The BMW X5 is one of the definitive offerings in the mid-size luxury crossover market. It's been around since the beginning of the concept, and it has continued to offer a luxurious driving experience and power to spare. It may not be the flashiest vehicle out there and it may have softened up a bit, but the BMW X5 is still a benchmark that others try to emulate.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L I-6 / 300 HP / 300 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Available: 8-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
18 / 25 / 21 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
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
18 / 25 / 21 Mpg
Brakes
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
$86
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
76.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
192.4 "
Exterior Width
76.3 "
Exterior Height
69.4 "
Front Headroom
40.5 "
Rear Headroom
38.8 "
Front Legroom
40.4 "
Rear Legroom
36.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
61.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
60.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,680 Lbs.
Wheel Base
116 "
Turning Radius
20.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Body-colored With Aluminum Insert / Body-colored With Chrome Insert / Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Metal-look W/chrome Surround / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Seat Trim
Sensatec Leatherette / Dakota Leather / Nappa Leather / Merino Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Premium Bucket / Sport Bucket
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
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
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 Style
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
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
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
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Frontal Collision Warning W/city Collision Mitigation Forward Collision Mitigation / Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Detection Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Warning Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Warning / Daytime Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Park Distance Control Front And Rear / Parking Assistant Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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