In this article you will find short estimation of the latest BMW X5 in terms of comfort, reliability, driving issues, etc. According to the general opinion of automotive professionals who compared BMW X5 to other vehicles like Mercedes Benz or Toyota series, this model does the most luxurious version of BMW Company exist in the market today?
Comfortable for five people, and can seat up to seven
Five adult men with big shoulders will feel absolutely comfortable in this car. The great advantage of the latest BMW X5 is the ability to install optional third row of seats for two more people which can also be folded when not needed. These seats are more suitable for children.
Good if you choose the right suspension
The BMW X5 can be purchased with several suspension setups, but experts recommend the Adaptive Comfort suspension because it makes a cruiser comfortable.
Sport models come with Adaptive M Sport suspension instead, however reviews prove that it is nowhere near as forgiving.
For seat adjustments it is advised to choose electronics, because manual handles are not ideal if more than one person will be driving the car.
Dashboard layout 9/10
Simple and classy to use
BMW X5 just like other models comes with the iDrive control system, which has proven to be one of the best in the market.
Easy to drive 8/10
Decent visibility; standard smooth auto gearbox
The visibility in BMW X5 is more than one could ask for, no blind spots or items will be present in this car (the closest analogue in other companies is Mercedes Benz). With such perfect feature you should not worry about any accidental things to happen.
Smooth-shifting automatic gearbox and light steering are standard on every model which simplifies any operations with this vehicle.
As the vehicle is pretty new in the market it has not yet been included in the JD Power customer satisfaction survey. Nevertheless, this make is very close to the previous version, which had a very respectable performance.
When getting BMW, as well as Mercedes Benz, you get three years of warranty, regardless of the run you have/make.
Fuel economy 9/10
Good for this sort of car
There is no secret that big 4x4s usually drink lots of fuel say Kijiji.ca experts comparing it with Mercedes Benz vehicles, however BMW X5 is more efficient than most of them. Standard 30d diesel version officially returns to average of 45.6mpg. If four-wheel drive is not critical for you, you can there is a possibility to get X5 with an average of more than even 50mpg.
Like any other modern car, the X5 model has a great function of stability control system which helps you stay in control in any possible poor conditions. In the front you will find side and window airbags in case of an accident.
Another great standard feature is a trailer assist system which will offer greater stability when you are towing.
The general verdict of the experts is 8/10.