Used BMW X5 2007 - 2013 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Alternatives

BMW X5 (07 - 13)
  • BMW X5 (07 - 13)
  • BMW X5 (07 - 13)
  • BMW X5 (07 - 13)
  • BMW X5 (07 - 13)
  • BMW X5 (07 - 13)
  • BMW X5 (07 - 13)
  • BMW X5 (07 - 13)
  • BMW X5 (07 - 13)
  • BMW X5 (07 - 13)
  • BMW X5 (07 - 13)
Used BMW X5 2007 - 2013 review
Star rating

Alternatives

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

Audi was a little late to the full-size premium SUV party but when it arrived with the Q7 it produced a very real alternative to the X5. It offers excellent interior accommodation and a larger boot than the X5 but is not quite as enjoyable to drive.

While BMW may have refined the ‘on-road’ SUV theme Land Rover’s Range Rover got there first. The Range Rover Sport offers plenty of style and is a more comfortable proposition than the X5, and it’s better off-road too, but is more expensive to run.

Overview

Prices for the second generation BMW X5s are starting to look very tempting, but does it make a sensible used buy?

  • Strong engines
  • Driver involvement
  • Roomy interior
  • Poor ride
  • Suspect build quality
  • Expensive to run