Used BMW X5 2018-present review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

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  • BMW X5 driving
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  • BMW X5 45e infotainment system - 69-plate car
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Advice for buyers

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

Apple CarPlay is an option on the X5 (many of the X5's major competitors have CarPlay included as standard), so make sure yours has it fitted. Otherwise, you can have it retrofitted for a one-off fee.

Other than that, the X5 is still an enormous SUV with big alloy wheels to match, so inspect each rim carefully for kerb damage since repairs will be costly.

 

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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. The previous-gen model finished in fifth place out of nine cars in the luxury SUV class. 

BMW seems to be improving as a brand since it finished in ninth place out of 31 manufacturers, with Lexus being the only other luxury car maker doing better.

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