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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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24 reader reviews for BMW X5 4x4.
  • xDrive40d M Sport 5dr

    Andrew French , Essex . Date: 17/12/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30.3

    My car

    I bought this car ahead of the winter and as a replacement for my 3.0d XF Premium Luxury 2 months ago. Having covered 3,500 miles the ride quality has been very impressive although trying to keep the rear clean has been a nightmare; valet company suggested the only solution was to park it up until April. Added a few bells and whistles such as the head up display which has been incredibly useful, soft close doors, powered boot, rear entertainment dvd players and panoramic sunroof etc. Most of my journeys are on country roads and I am managing just over 30 mpg which isn't bad for a 2 tonne car. It will be interesting to see how this thing stops in the winter. Wished I had added the running board option since my wife struggles to climb in and out without dragging trousers or dress on the sill which is dirty almost 100% of the time. Strangley cannot find anyway to lock the car and fold the mirrors except by manually pushing the mirror button and then locking the car. I also miss the XF's heated front screen which BMW claim Ford won't licence to them. Not sure how my wife's Cooper S has this function since Mini are owned by BMW. Everything appears bolted together well, and running costs are pretty good. For £475 I added the 5 year or 50k mile service pack. I managed to get one of the remaining outgoing models with a list price of £63,996 for £47,000 which was excellent value considering a couldn't get anything of the new model. Time will tell if I made the correct choice.

  • xDrive40d M Sport 5dr

    Prem Mathiazhagan , teesside . Date: 01/06/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    Please note , this is my personal comments. I think this 2013 m sport model is the best looking suv in market at the moment ( even the next generation x5 does not come close to it in looks) . Quite good to to drive . There is some engine and wind noise but I feel it compensates for the performance and acceleration, which leaves its rivals far behind in competition. I can get this 2 tonne, 7 seater to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 7 seconds , while protecting the occupants and being safe at the same time. I have not had any major issues apart from minor electrical tweaks which could be easily corrected by BMW garage. Can get a bit more than 30 mpg on normal driving.

  • 3.0si SE 5dr

    Don Harrold , . Date: 12/02/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      27

    My car

    I find the Whatcar review rather biased. Statements like "It'll be like money in the bank" regarding cost and "Plenty provided; lots more available" regarding specification are frankly ridiculous. My car depreciated to 45% of its purchase price in two years and the equipment was incredibly sparse on the SE model. The cost of servicing and repairs was ludicrous: £700 to replace a wing mirror and service costs of £500+. A great drive but you'll need patience and deep pockets as it soaks up your hard earned money. I replaced mine with a Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland and am quite happy that I did.

  • xDrive30d SE 5dr

    J Phillips-Powell Date: 07/10/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    Had my new X5 for a week and its awesome. Always been a BMW fan and before this I had 525i and 520d but needed something bigger with growing family etc - the X5 is in a different league. It drives like a hot hatch - loads of feel, taught handling, 8 speed 'box is as smooth as it gets. It also looks the business, less Cheshire than RR Sport or Q7. Economy not bad - 35mpg so far on mixed driving. Totally lux interior too, not sure anyone does better interiors than BMW at the moment. Best option I went for was Individual stereo upgrade... WOW!

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