2019 BMW X5

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BMW X5 highlights

Customer rating


  • Engaging driving experience
  • Deluxe and inviting interior
  • Spacious dimensions for passengers and cargo


  • Visibility is limited by broad pillars and small mirrors
  • Not enough small item storage
  • Width of door sills hamper accessibility

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 22 highway, 19 combined

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Power and luxury in one package

Four generations in, the BMW X5 received a refresh for the 2019 model year and stands as one of the more desirable luxury SUVs on the market. Often referred to as a "sport activity vehicle," the 2019 BMW X5 has an athletic build and is packed with a ton of comforts and technology features. True to its heritage, this BMW SUV handles like a sports car and sounds like one too, with one of two exciting 2019 engine options: the 335-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder engine in the sDrive40i and xDrive40i or the 456-horsepower twin-turbo eight-cylinder engine in the xDrive50i.

All BMW X5 years

What is new for the 2019 BMW X5?

  • The X5 is available in a new trim called the xDrive40i.
  • The M, SDrive35i, XDrive35D, and XDrive35i trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • X5 trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, and Seat Massagers as standard equipment this year.
  • Power Folding Third Row, Remote Start, and Bowers & Wilkins Audio features are now available as options on select trims.

2019 BMW X5 trims

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BMW X5 xDrive40i

  • The base trim of the 2019 BMW X5, the BMW X5 xDrive40i trim configuration comes standard with a 335 hp 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, synthetic leather seats, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and more.

  • View all BMW X5 xDrive40is in stock

BMW X5 xDrive50i

  • The BMW X5 xDrive50i trim of the 2019 BMW X5 includes everything found on the BMW X5 xDrive40i trim as well as a 456 hp 4.4L turbocharged V8 engine, leather seats, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon® premium audio system, quad-zone automatic climate control, and more.

  • View all BMW X5 xDrive50is in stock

5 reasons to buy the 2019 BMW X5

1. Luxury is standard

2019 BMW X5 Review: Front Seats | CarMax

If you're looking for a used car, you might want to consider stepping up from the base model to get more features. That said, the base model sDrive40i is anything but basic. The list of standard features on the 2019 X5 is long, including items such as Apple CarPlay, heated seats, a panoramic moonroof, Comfort Access keyless entry, and a variety of driver aids. All X5 models are also available with a number of packages that add additional features to the vehicle, designated as Convenience, Premium, and Executive. Each pre-packaged option adds some of BMW's most popular features; 2019 X5 models that are equipped with the convenience package, as an example, come with wireless device charging, four-zone climate control, and satellite radio, among other things.

2. Hands-free driving

2019 BMW X5 Review: Tech Dash | CarMax

Distracted driving is never good, and automobile manufacturers have been adding features for years to help minimize driver distractions. While most late-model cars come standard with a Bluetooth® interface to allow hands-free phone calls, the 2019 BMW X5 takes things a step further. Available as an option on all 2019 X5 models is a Gesture Control feature. When equipped with this feature, the BMW X5 can recognize five distinct hand gestures from a dash-mounted detection field, allowing the driver to change radio stations, adjust volume, accept or reject phone calls, and access a 360-degree view around the SUV, all with a flick of the wrist.

3. Climate control

Road trips or commutes to the office with multiple occupants can be tricky when it comes to climate control. You might want it cool while your passenger likes it hot and it's never fun fighting over the temperature control. Luckily, the 2019 BMW X5 is a cool companion when it comes to keeping its occupants comfortable. Dual-zone climate control is standard, allowing the two front passengers to adjust the temperature to their liking. Four-zone climate control is also an option across the board, extending that temperature customization to four separate passengers.

4. Easy exit, easy access

2019 BMW X5 Review: Backseats | CarMax

The 2019 BMW X5 has its bases covered when it comes to hands-free driving, and that convenience is extended to getting in and out of the X5 as well. Standard across all models of the 2019 BMW X5 is a power liftgate, which makes loading up the rear cargo area with luggage, groceries, or golf clubs a breeze, even when you have your hands full. Also available on the 2019 X5 as an option are soft-close automatic doors—when equipped with this feature, the X5 closes a partially closed door the rest of the way with the aid of a small electric motor.

5. Weather ready

2019 BMW X5 Review: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

All-wheel drive comes standard on all BMW X5s for 2019 when in xDrive trims. 2019 X5s are standard with hill descent control and dynamic traction control, allowing the X5 to navigate through inclement weather with ease. An off-road package is also available which adds air suspension and multiple driving modes that can be selected based upon desired ride height and terrain. Heated seats are standard and if your inner Goldilocks needs your beverage temperature to be just right, heated and cooled cupholders are available as an option as well. 2019 BMW X5s that are equipped with the off-road package also come standard with front and rear differential locks for maximum off-road traction.

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The BMW X3 is a great choice if you're looking for a luxury SUV that has plenty of versatility in a more medium-sized wrapper. The BMW X3 was redesigned both in 2015 and more recently in 2018. The latter update featured interior upgrades, such as a 10.25-inch touch screen that can be equipped with the same Gesture Control technology available on the X5. 2018 also introduced a high-performance M variant of the X3, designated as the BMW X3 M40i, which upgrades the engine from a turbocharged four-cylinder to a 3.0L twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine that is rated at 355 horsepower. Staying true to BMW nomenclature, the X3 can be had with rear-wheel drive in sDrive configuration or all-wheel drive when in xDrive configuration. The M40i (all model years) is standard with all-wheel drive.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


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.

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BMW X5 features and specs

xDrive40i 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • 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
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bowers & Wilkins Audio
  • CD Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Seat Massagers
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 39.8"/R 37.4"

Head room

F 40.8"/R 38.7"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

660/6603 lbs.



2019 BMW X5 FAQ

More about the 2019 BMW X5

Color options

Exterior colors

  • Alpine White

  • Ametrin Metallic

  • Arctic Grey Metallic

  • Black Sapphire Metallic

  • Carbon Black Metallic

  • Dark Graphite Metallic

  • Jet Black

  • Manhattan Green Metallic

  • Phytonic Blue Metallic

  • Tanzanite Blue II Metallic

Interior details

The 2019 BMW X5 features a stunning interior design complete with premium materials and a wide range of interior colors from which to choose. The 2019 BMW X5 comes standard with synthetic leather seats and offers leather seats as an available option, both of which come in a variety of colors and patterns. In terms of interior space, meanwhile, the 2019 BMW X5 offers 33.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 72.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

Child seat details

The 2019 BMW X5 is capable of fitting two car seats in its back row and can easily accommodate all types of car seats, including latch car seats, rear-facing convertible car seats, forward-facing convertible car seats, infant car seats, and booster car seats. Thanks to its roomy and comfortable cabin as well as the ease in which it accommodates various types of car seats, 2019 BMW X5 is a fine choice to consider if you are looking for a great family vehicle.


The 2019 BMW X5 has a maximum towing capacity of 7,200 pounds when properly equipped and can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 4.3 seconds when outfitted with a 4.4L turbocharged V8 engine.


According to EPA estimates, the 2019 BMW X5’s tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 394 grams per mile, for the xDrive40i model with a 3.0 L, 6 cyl, Automatic (S8), Turbo, and premium gasoline.

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