2021 BMW X5

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2021 BMW X5 Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


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Dealership Experience

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Best Upper Midsize Premium SUV of 2021

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Upper Midsize Premium SUV
#3 BMW X5

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2021 BMW X5 after 90-days of ownership.
  • Power of your vehicle's engine/motor
  • Quietness of your vehicle's cabin while driving
  • Quality of the materials used inside your vehicle

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2021 BMW X5 during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Sound quality of your vehicle's audio system
  • Experience of using your vehicle's driver assistance systems
  • Ease of getting in/out of the front seats

Performance Specs

MPG City

16 - 21


22 - 26


335 - 523


8 speed, Automatic w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8


All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2021 BMW X5 Review

When you need to get away and you want to do it in style turn to your BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle. It’s competent and capable. Above all it’s comfortable. So you can go ahead and actually head for the hills. Choose from four models starting with the xDrive40i and moving through the M50i. BMW TwinPower Turbo gas engines provide the muscle. Electrification options include a 48-Volt Mild Hybrid system and an eDrive Plug-In Hybrid. Dynamic Damper Control comes standard and Integral Active Steering is available. Settle into the driver’s seat and everything falls into place around you. Passengers get the luxury treatment too with up to four climate-control zones. Or fold down the rear seat and create over 72 cubic feet of cargo space. Stay connected on the road with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional. It brings your life to a 12.3-inch touchscreen. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build an X5 that’s all yours. The BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle. It’s the ultimate escape pod.
The BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle sets the technology bar for Sports Activity Vehicles. BMW Live Cockpit Professional shows vehicle and routing information in a customizable 12.3-inch display behind the steering wheel. Your personal settings are stored in the cloud and can follow you to other BMW vehicles. BMW iDrive with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility brings your infotainment communication and navigation preferences to another 12.3-inch screen. And BMW ConnectedDrive links your X5 to your compatible phone smartwatch or digital assistant. Now your calendar can interact with your X5’s navigation system to create an itinerary. The BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle. Simply connected.
The BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle uses a system of cameras and radar to help you stay safer. The BMW Active Driving Assistant comes with every X5. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps you back out of parking spaces safely. Active Blind Spot Detection lets you know when it’s okay to change lanes. The available Driving Assistance Professional Package adds more features. Change lanes safely—just by activating the turn signal. And Traffic Jam Assist with extended hands-off time takes the stress out of rush hour. The BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle. It comes with a personal co-pilot.
Wherever you want to go the BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle gets you there in style. Three TwinPower Turbo engines are available: a three-liter inline 6 fortified by a 48-Volt hybrid system; the same inline 6 but with the eDrive plug-in hybrid and a two 4.4-liter V-8. With 8.3 inches of ground clearance and dynamic Damper Control you can go way beyond than the shopping mall. Plus it can tow up to seventy-two-hundred pounds with the available factory-installed trailer hitch so you can bring your toys. The BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle. It’s an extremely capable package.

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