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BMW X5:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

BMW X5 side view
BMW X5 angular front perspective
BMW X5 angular rear perspective

Overview of the BMW X5

Learn about the BMW X5

BMW X5 Summary

The BMW X5 combines fearsome power with luxurious design. As one of the best all-wheel drive cars out there, it’s precise and capable on-road and off. The X5 has a sharply contoured, aerodynamic look, which speaks to the vehicle’s strength and manoeuvrability. Add in plenty of space, cargo capacity and high-tech systems for entertainment, and you’ve got your go-to off-road car. This is the one for drivers who need the flexibility to go even where the road won’t take them but want the comfort and style of a luxury ride.

Pros and cons of the BMW X5

  • All-wheel drive
  • Many high-tech systems included
  • Capable both on- and off-road
  • Tech features can be complicated
  • Lane-keeping assist can seem intrusive
  • No diesel available
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the BMW X5

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6 - 8Number of airbags depend on trim choice.

Specifications of the BMW X5

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas or Hybrid
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption11.4 - 15.4 L/100km
  • Highway consumption9.2 - 11.2 L/100km
  • Width2004 mm
  • Length4936 mm
  • Trunk space500 - 650 L
  • Cargo space1720 - 1870 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the BMW X5

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the BMW X5 2019 - 2023 is available in 5 trims:

35i trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the BMW X5

Dimensions of the BMW X5

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20231744 mm2004 mm4936 mm
20221753 mm2004 mm4936 mm
20211753 mm2004 mm4936 mm
20201753 mm2004 mm4936 mm
20191753 mm2004 mm4936 mm

Towing capacity of the BMW X5

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
Exact values depend on trim choices.
2023750 kg2700 kg
2022750 kg2700 kg
2021750 kg2700 kg
2020750 kg2700 − 3500 kg
2019750 kg3500 kg