2022 BMW X5 review

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BMW X5 highlights

Customer rating


  • Potent performance from diverse engines
  • Sumptuous cabin comfort
  • Ample interior and cargo space


  • Small mirrors and wide roof pillars create blind spots
  • Limited storage options
  • Entry and exit hindered by wide doorsills

Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 18 highway, 15 combined

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All BMW X5 years

What is new for the 2022 BMW X5?

  • The sDrive40i trim now comes with Panoramic Sunroof and Rear Air Conditioning as standard equipment.
  • The xDrive40i trim now comes with Rear Air Conditioning and Third Row Seat as standard equipment.

2022 BMW X5 trims

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  • Includes all features available on the sDrive40i
  • 4WD/AWD


  • Includes all features available on the xDrive40i
  • 523-hp, 553-lb-ft of torque 4.4L
  • Leather Seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Remote Start
  • A/C Seats
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Harman Kardon Sound


  • Includes all features available on the M50i
  • 567-hp, 553-lb-ft of torque 4.4L
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Head Up Display
  • View our BMW X5 M inventory

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 BMW X5

1. Luxurious standard features

Just when you think a vehicle can't get any better, the 2022 BMW X5 significantly ups its game by introducing both a panoramic sunroof and rear air conditioning as standard features. This luxury midsize SUV already counts navigation, five USB ports, a 10-speaker stereo, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity, synthetic leather upholstery, a power liftgate, and keyless entry among its standard offerings. The added luxury makes the 2022 X5 even more enticing.

2. Black Vermilion trim

For the 2022 model year, BMW introduced a new trim: the limited-edition Black Vermilion X5. As the name suggests, this trim is mostly focused on a super-cool black-and-red color scheme. Most of its features are the same as those in the xDrive40i trim (the AWD base model), adding 22-inch wheels, an M Sport exhaust system and brakes, a red grille, black-and-red leather upholstery, and exclusive Frozen Black Metallic exterior paint. The Black Vermilion trim also boosts the luxury with a heated steering wheel, 16-speaker stereo system, and head-up display, among other additions.

3. High-end interior

As you'd expect from a luxury midsize SUV, the interior of the 2022 BMW X5 is filled with attractive features. Even the base model impresses, with synthetic leather upholstery, comfortable seating, and an intuitive infotainment system. Style-wise, the interior is sporty and minimalist without feeling cold. The soft materials that trim the surfaces and doors block out road and wind noise effectively, making every journey a peaceful one. Plus, the X5 offers a pleasant ride with crisp handling and adaptive suspension.

4. Appealing engine options

The 2022 BMW X5 has a 3.0L six-cylinder turbocharged engine as standard, which is both powerful and practical. The xDrive40i base AWD model gets an EPA-estimated 23 combined mpg and creates an impressive 335 hp.

 It also achieves zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds with ease, and generally offers fantastic performance (according to the manufacturer, when new). If you want something extra, the xDrive45e trim offers a plug-in hybrid version of the base engine, and the M50i and M trims have hyper-powerful V8 engines that achieve 523 hp and 600 hp, respectively.

5. Generous cargo space

Looking for a midsize SUV to help you accommodate extra gear? Whether it's luggage, shopping bags, sports equipment, or furniture, the 2022 BMW X5 is perfectly suited to the job. This vehicle has 33.9 cu-ft of cargo space behind the second-row seats and 72.3 cu-ft with all the seats folded. This impressive volume is one of the largest in its class, cementing the X5's status as much more than your average midsize SUV.

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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

sDrive40i 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 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
  • Head Up Display
  • 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 Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Seat Massagers
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 39.8"/R 37.4"

Head room

F 40.8"/R 38.7"

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