BMW X5 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Introduction

BMW X5 2021 COTY
  • BMW X5 2021 COTY
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD rear tracking
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD dashboard
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD rear seats
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD infotainment
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD right panning
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD front right static studio
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD left side static studio
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD left rear static studio
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD front seats
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD boot open
  • BMW X5 2021 COTY
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD rear tracking
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD dashboard
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD rear seats
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD infotainment
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD right panning
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD front right static studio
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD left side static studio
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD left rear static studio
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD front seats
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD boot open
What Car?’s X5 deals
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Introduction

What Car? says...

If you’ve considered buying a luxury SUV at any time since they burst onto the scene, the chances are the BMW X5 has been on your radar. It kicked off the craze for sportier SUVs that felt more like cars to drive – sacrificing a bit of ruggedness and rock-climbing ability in favour of better handling, improved ride comfort and a smarter interior.

Several challengers have also staked a claim on this territory since the X5 landed all those years ago. Firstly, the Volvo XC90 joined the crowd, bringing with it seven seats as standard, while the Range Rover Sport came along offering a halfway house between sportiness and proper off-roading abilities. Later, the Audi Q7 would impress with its blend of seven-seat versatility, remarkable comfort and a truly classy interior. Under pressure from such talented rivals, this fourth-generation version of the X5 has its work cut out if it’s to rise to the top of the class again.

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £4,239
Target Price from £58,684
Save up to £4,239
or from £607pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £66,900
Leasing deals
From £680pm
RRP price range £61,995 - £88,635
Number of trims (see all)4
Number of engines (see all)5
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)hybrid, petrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions 235.4 - 42.2
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £949 / £6,389
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £1,897 / £12,778
Available colours