Used BMW X5 2018 - present review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used BMW X5 4x4?

One thing to be aware of: Apple CarPlay is standard on the X5, but BMW has it as part of a subscription service that needs to be renewed once the car is over three years old. All of the X5's major competitors that have CarPlay allow you to use this for free for the life of the vehicle.

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What are the most common problems with a used BMW X5 4x4?

Front passenger seat

On a small number of early-build cars made between 22 October 2018 and 12 November 2018, the front passenger seat wasn’t tightened down correctly at the factory. Check with a BMW dealer if your car still needs remedial work, because the bolts will need to be inspected and tightened if found to be loose.

Is a used BMW X5 4x4 reliable?

This generation of X5 is still too new to have thrown up any major issues at the moment and hasn’t been around long enough to be a part of the most recent What Car? Reliability Survey. BMW as a brand ranked a disappointing 21st out of 31 manufacturers, with rivals such as Audi, Volvo and Lexus doing considerably better.

To read more from our Reliability Survey in detail, check out the full results here.