Used BMW X5 2018-present review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Alternatives

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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used BMW X5 4x4?

The Audi Q7 is pretty much the benchmark luxury SUV, because it does everything you could want of this type of car, and it can still seat seven people comfortably. It isn’t as sporty as the X5, but it's more practical.

If you want something the handles well but still has serious off-road capability, go for a Range Rover Sport. Like the X5, it isn’t the most spacious of seven-seaters, but it will handle almost as well, especially in high-performance supercharged petrol V8 form.

Overview

It may not be the most practical luxury SUV, but the BMW X5 is good to drive and wonderfully classy 

  • Good to drive
  • Classy, well-designed interior
  • Class-leading electric-only range of the PHEV version
  • Some models are expensive to run
  • Boot relatively small
  • Rivals have a more spacious third-row