BMW X7 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

BMW X7 2021 interior infotainment
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  • BMW X7 2021 rear cornering
  • BMW X7 2021 interior dashboard
  • BMW X7 2021 interior rear seats
  • BMW X7 2021 interior infotainment
  • BMW X7 2022 right tracking
  • BMW X7 2022 rear left tracking
  • BMW X7 2022 front cornering
  • BMW X7 2022 grille detail
  • BMW X7 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • BMW X7 2022 interior front seats
  • BMW X7 2022 interior rear seats
  • BMW X7 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • BMW X7 2022 interior driver display
  • BMW X7 2022 interior detail
  • BMW X7 2022 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

If you want to seat seven in comfort, the BMW X7 isn't the cheapest option: a Land Rover Discovery will do the job for less money. Likewise, if you’re not desperate for the X7’s size but like the rest of the package, you may be better off with the cheaper but still excellent BMW X5 or the even better Audi Q7. However, if you’re looking for a fantastic blend of luxury, versatility and space, the X7 is a great buy – far more so than the Mercedes GLS.

According to official tests, the X7’s fuel economy and CO2 emissions are a close match for those of its key rivals. If you tend to have one eye on keeping running costs low, you’ll want to go for the xDrive40d for the best fuel economy, though. If you’re a company car driver, it probably won’t surprise you that the X7 – along with all its rivals – sits in the top benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax bracket.

Our advice is to stick with the entry-level trim – simply named X7 – but to consider adding some of the optional extras for a touch of extravagance. You can add heated and cooled cupholders and TV screens for the second row, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The X7 wasn’t included in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey but BMW as a brand finished 13th out of the 30 manufacturers involved. That puts them above premium rivals Audi, Mercedes and Land Rover. 

The X7 has yet to be crash-tested by Euro NCAP but should prove to be a very safe car, due in part to its standard safety technology, including automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane-departure warning.

BMW X7 2021 interior infotainment

Overview

The BMW X7 is everything a big luxury SUV should be. Its huge interior is as practical as it is luxurious, and it’s comfortable and quiet on the road. What’s more, its style – not to mention its sheer scale – gives it an element of theatre and desirability that few rivals can match.

  • Super quiet and comfortable
  • Incredibly spacious and practical
  • Outstanding infotainment system
  • There are cheaper alternatives
  • Feels its size and weight on the road
  • Looks won’t be to all tastes
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