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2016 BMW X5 Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Luxury SUV is offered in five models in the US
  • New plug-in hybrid model, the xDrive40e (covered separately)
  • Carries over mostly unchanged; was last redesigned in 2014
The 2016 BMW X5 welcomes a new addition to the lineup for 2016, a plug-in hybrid model called the xDrive40e (covered separately).

The X5 is the largest SUV in the BMW lineup and comes with seating for five-passengers across two rows standard. An optional third-row expands capacity to seven. Styling borrows heavily from the rest of the BMW lineup, as is their way; a split-kidney grille leads the way, surrounded on either side a thin headlight clusters that house adaptive xenon HID headlights. A panoramic moonroof comes standard, as does a power liftgate for more convenient access to the cargo area.

You can determine which drivetrain is found in each of the X5s five models by its name; the number corresponds to the engine, while sDrive indicates a rear-wheel drive setup and xDrive means all-wheel drive. The X5 offers two gas engines; 35i models get a 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six while 50i models feature a 445-hp, turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8. Rounding out the pack is an efficient 255-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder. Each comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. An adaptive suspension is optional for a smoother ride and flatter cornering.

Inside, the X5 is loaded up with standard features. Powered/heated front seats, wood trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, push button start, navigation with a 10.2-inch high-res screen, iDrive infotainment with a controller mounted in the center console, and Bluetooth connectivity all come standard. Also available are leather upholstery, four-zone climate control, and a dual-screen rear entertainment system.

Standard safety features include six airbags, active front head restraints, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, and front/rear parking sensors. Also standard is BMW Assist which offers emergency communications and comes with a 10-year subscription. The 2016 X5 also offers most of the latest in safety technology advancements, with blind spot warnings, lane departure warnings, a surround view camera system, and night vision with pedestrian detection all available.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 15 - 23 MPG
  • Highway: 21 - 30 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

16 of 16 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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