The look of the X7 is all BMW, although we can’t easily see past the front fascia with its bold, upright twin-kidney grille. The grille design seems overpowering and the side pockets are large too. A more subdued face would be a better fit here. As for the rest of the exterior, we admire its strong lines and upright pillars, which deliver a commanding presence.
Inside, the cabin is cavernous and a much better option for families than when the X5 offered an available third row. BMW claims that there isn’t a penalty seat in the house and we agree – this model holds seven with ease, which is a significant purchase consideration for shoppers.
BMW supplies the expected high-level look inside, with choice materials, beautiful lines, and a carefully laid out cabin. The X7 matches well against the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, with fine leathers, premium wood, aluminum accents, and ambient lighting throughout.