2024 BMW X5

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BMW X5 highlights

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  • Powerful acceleration from all available engines
  • Comfortable and premium-feeling cabin
  • Spacious cargo area and seating


  • Compact side mirrors and wide pillars hinder visibility
  • Limited small-item storage
  • Wide doorsills can hinder entry and exit in tight spaces

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The 2024 BMW X5 gets updated engines and a retooled interior

The BMW X5 has long been a key player among midsize luxury SUVs. It sits between the smaller BMW X3 and the larger BMW X7 in the automaker's lineup. It competes with SUVs such as the Audi Q7 and the Mercedes-Benz GLE, offering its own blend of luxury, performance, and utility.

The considerable number of changes for the 2024 X5 are just shy of a full redesign. The restyled front end features slimmer headlights and a more prominent grille, which can be illuminated on some models. There are also new taillights and updated engine choices. Inside, BMW gave the X5 a more high-tech look, with a large digital curved display that occupies nearly half of the dashboard. The display has reduced the number of physical buttons in favor of digital control for various functions.

One notable feature that’s no longer available is the third row equipped on some models. While the third row could have been more spacious, the extra seating was useful.

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5 reasons to buy the 2024 BMW X5

What We Like

  • Excellent cargo space: The X5 has a big, usable cargo area with a flat load floor. The big power tailgate lengthens the reach to the very back, but it eases the loading and unloading of cargo. There are also tie-down loops to hold a cargo net to prevent your items from sliding. 

  • Powerful and more efficient engines: There are several changes to the X5's engine lineup. The base six-cylinder engine gets 40 more horsepower and is slightly more fuel-efficient than the prior year. The plug-in hybrid gets a whopping 100 more horsepower and also an extra 10 miles of added electric range, for a total of 40 miles.

    Even the V8-powered M60i xDrive model is a touch more efficient thanks to a 48-volt mild hybrid system. 

  • Driving position: There's an excellent range of adjustability from the seat and steering wheel, which means that drivers of all sizes can find a comfortable seating position. The power-adjustable bolsters can be made to hold you tight in hard cornering or relaxed for extra comfort. 

What Needs Improvement 

  • Visibility: The X5's side mirrors and door frame can hide pedestrians and other road users from view. Direct views to the back are adequate if your seat is adjusted properly. That said, the available surround-view camera system is excellent when parking, and views out of the front and the sides are commanding. Without the surround-view camera, however, you start to realize how many little blind spots and hard-to-judge distances there are. We recommend looking for models with front and rear parking sensors. 

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the BMW X5 an overall reliability rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks BMW X5 12th out of 20 among Luxury Fullsize SUVs.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a BMW X5 is $833, compared to an average of $779 for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, BMW X5 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.8 times per year, compared to an average of 1.8 times for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 18% for the BMW X5, compared to an average of 17% for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

BMW X5 features and specs

sDrive40i 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Running Boards
  • Seat Massagers
  • Tow Hitch

2024 BMW X5 FAQ

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