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Starting at
$71,500
EPA - est City/Hwy
15/21
Engine
4.4L V8
Seats
5
Power
445 hp

2016 BMW X5 Overview

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The 2016 BMW X5 is an excellent choice for a luxury crossover SUV thanks to its strong performance and high-quality interior. There's little wrong with the 2016 BMW X5, but a high price might give some consumers pause.

Introduced at the turn of the 21st century, the X5 was the first utility vehicle in the BMW lineup, and in many ways, it's still the most desirable of the German automaker's crossovers. Like every X5 before it, the 2016 BMW X5 is a luxurious and well-built midsize crossover SUV that's spacious enough for everyday family use and capable enough to get you through a snowstorm. What really sets it apart from rivals, though, is its engaging character. It's a delight to drive any day of the year. Carefully tuned suspension and steering systems contribute much to the BMW X5's winning personality. In spite of its considerable size and weight, this midsize crossover steers with precision and feels athletic going around turns, yet it's also comfy enough for long-distance highway travel. Of course, BMW has always offered a sweet lineup of engines, too. The vast majority of X5 buyers will be happy with the power and efficiency of the entry-level turbocharged six-cylinder, but there's also a turbocharged V8 and a diesel six-cylinder. For 2016, BMW has added a fourth option: the new X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid model that has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a lithium-ion battery pack. The batteries are a supplement rather than the primary power source (13 miles is the limit in electric-only mode), but even so, the hybrid BMW X5 should be almost as quick as a base six-cylinder X5, while consuming less fuel. Unlike those early days of the X5, though, there's now no shortage of options if you're shopping for a midsize luxury crossover SUV. Although you'd be hard-pressed to find a crossover with a nicer interior, the 2016 BMW X5 might not be the best fit for families, even when equipped with its optional third-row seat. Less expensive models like the Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60 have roomier third rows, while the revamped Volvo XC90 offers built-in child booster seats. On the other hand, if it's performance you're after, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Porsche Cayenne are likely to be just as enjoyable to drive. You'll probably also want to check out long-time rivals like the Lexus RX 350 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (formerly the M-Class), as both are redesigned for 2016. On the whole, though, we think very highly of the BMW X5, and it remains a benchmark in this class.

Thanks to its well-rounded nature, the 2016 BMW X5 is a top choice for a luxury crossover SUV, especially if performance is a priority.

For 2016, the BMW X5 line expands to include the xDrive40e plug-in hybrid model (late availability). It combines a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a lithium-ion battery pack.



2016 BMW X5 Reviews From Owners
(19 Reviews)

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By Judy Parketon

on Aug/04/16

2016 BMW X5

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By Mb

on Jan/21/16

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By Peter Carson

on Sep/05/16

2016 BMW X5

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Great Driving, poor spacer

If want cargo area for SUV, very disappointing. Previous model much better

By Robert DiGiorgio

on Sep/02/16

2016 BMW X5

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Nothing compares

Perfect Ride

By ALEXEI MORFFIS

on Nov/11/16

2016 BMW X5

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OWNER

A LOT OF RUBBER NOISE ON THE ROAD

By Yogesh

on Aug/03/16

2016 BMW X5

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Excellent combination of beauty and beast!!!

Look out for the features available on X5 like luxury line, 20 inches Y spoke wheels, Premium Package, Harman/ Kardon Surround sound system, Surround view camera etc.

By Doug Kurtz

on May/14/16

2016 BMW X5

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Buy one today!

It is a great vehicle. Quiet. Nicely engineered ride.

By DANNY SEER

on Feb/16/16

2016 BMW X5

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Powerful car for size

shop around in all of united states to get best deal.Bought our car from Florida.

By RA

on Feb/23/16

2016 BMW X5

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By Parsippany

on May/25/16

2016 BMW X5

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Better than anticipated

Love the car. Rides better than anticipated. Looking forward to many years of riding enjoyment.

By Rickster

on Sep/25/15

2016 BMW X5

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First BMW and won't be the last. Love the X5

Overall a great purchase. I tried them all and this one got me by the short hairs. Top notch interior and exterior. A real pleasure to drive. Visibility is fantastic. It might take me two months to learn the electronics, but it's all there. Stunning vehicle.

By Chris

on May/03/16

2016 BMW X5

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Sports Car In SUV Clothing!!

This vehicle is amazing! I have the 50i M-Sport w/ 20inch staggered wheels. My previous vehicle was an 2011 BMW 550xi M-Sport. All I have to say with comparing the two is the X5 feels quicker and handles better then the sedan. If you enjoy driving your vehicle like a sports car then you have to option the Dynamic Handling Package. This package makes this vehicle feel like its a 3series. Makes this huge suv very nimble in the corners it's worth every penny. I also love the quality in the interior BMW has come along way with there interiors. Especially with the Mocha Nappa Interior gives the vehicle a very rich feel. I love this SUV in my opinion I don't think there is anything else out there for the price that compares to the X5 for performance, comfort, handling, & safety. I would recommend this SUV everybody!

By Aaron Bourgeois

on Jan/08/16

2016 BMW X5

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Incredible vehicle, effortless steering, swift

Very pricey but worth it!! I do have the 20" wheels sport package and the ride is a little rougher and will pull some on rutted roads. The sporty look though subdues any worries!! Awesome ride!!

By Larry Nellans

on Sep/19/15

2016 BMW X5

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Best BMW X5 Yet

This is the sixth BMW X5 I have owned and it is the best yet. The stearing and handeling is fantastic and so smooth and easy, just like driving a car.

By Jim Campbell

on Aug/15/16

2016 BMW X5

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First full year of enjoyment completed!

This is my third X5 and they just keep getting better. This 2016 with the 5.0 V-8 is a rocket and handles like a dream. This is my Dailey driver and business car that rides like the 5 series and will pull my fishing boat on the weekends. This is a performance machine so don't expect exceptional mileage. When I drive the interstate at 70- 75 the mileage is 23 but around town 16-17 with all the starting and stops- heavy machine so you should expect it. My last 2012 was the diesel an I got 20 in town and 26 Highway. Amazingly got 12.5 pulling a boat 950 miles to Florida! I like the diesel but wanted a change. I'm a gear head and have a Corvette, so I enjoy performance and handling. You really cannot compare this to another V6 SUV, this V-8 with 440 hp can run with the Porsch SUV for 25k less.

By Charles

on Jun/04/16

2016 BMW X5

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Horrible Gas Mileage- dont believe the stats from

I have had the BMW X5 for 7 months. It rides comfortably. The voice commands are still iffy and make mistakes. I speak clearly with no accent and it still makes mistakes, especially on navigating and pulling up your phone contact list. I drive 50% in traffic in Atlanta and 50% highway driving on GA 400. The gas mileage on highway never gets above 18 to 19mpg. The gas mileage in traffic gets 15 to 17mpg. The average per the computer is 17.3 after 6 months. I took the car in and the technicians said this is normal and there are no settings to improve the gas mileage other than using eco-boost. I frequently use the eco-boost mode and it makes about .2mpg difference. Very little. I am light on the throttle and brakes about 80% of the time, so I don't think that's a big factor. The technician said the advertised mpg from BMW is shown under ideal conditions on a track and going 55 miles per hour. I wish BMW disclosed this when I first purchased the car. I end up filling my car twice a week now. My wife's Lexus RX 350 is a comparable SUV and gets about 24 miles per gallon, with similar driving habits and good acceleration. Its a much better deal. Corvette gets better gas mileage which is pretty sad. The only thing I like better about the BMW X5 over the Lexus RX350 is the entertainment system. Much more intuitive and easier to use in BMW. If that's not as important to you, then, save some money and get the Lexus.

By Dan Berezowski

on Jul/13/16

2016 BMW X5

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Wanted to...

Looking for a new car to upgrade from my MDX I decided to give the X5 a test. The car handled wonderfully and felt like driving a much smaller car. The interior was terrific and felt very luxurious. The infotainment center seemed to work flawlessly with a beautiful display. My big issue with the X5 is the amount of cargo space. I wanted to love this car so much I was trying to determine if I could overlook the cargo space, but it is just much too small. I even decided to take with my large cooler on my second test drive to see if I could squeeze everything in. For such a nice utility vehicle it would be better for BMW to find a way to double the cargo capacity. A real third row is unnecessary, but real cargo space is.

By Tulsa Man

on Dec/08/15

2016 BMW X5

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No regrets, but.....

It's a solid vehicle with good performance and quality. However, for such a premium SUV, they have omitted or neglected a few features. Here are a few gripes: The tail gate will not open by waving your foot under the rear bumper for a completely hands free experience. This feature has been standard on all 5 series since 2012 and is especially useful for an SUV. After years of developing and updating idrive, why does BMW not update the idrive compatibility and new features (i.e. Apple Play) automatically and remotely via the existing satellite connection? Why are the front turn signals not LED like the 5 series sedans?
We've owned several late model BMW's over the past few years. We get the impression over the years the design has become more attractive, however the decreasing quality and cost cutting measures are getting more obvious. We're tempted to try Audi products next time. Our friends are impressed with their new Q7's and A4.

By Mr. Ford

on Nov/03/15

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2016 BMW X5 Xdrive 35i

Updated review November 2016 (13 months after purchase): Still score it an overall 5 stars. The more you learn how to use the technologies the better the enjoyment level increases. I am so glad that we didn't buy the new Volvo XC90 (it needs several years of development and trouble shooting to be compared to the X5). However, the X5 is not/not the Porsche SUV (which is a driving machine!).

The 2016 X5 is 5 star. Hands down, easy to assess. I am a "data miner" e.g. I research details, options, value, ratings, consumer reports/previous performance, warranties, etc. and I competively shop. I set our budget at 70K realizing that with all the reasonable extras to include interior and exterior protection, taxes/registration, etc. that the vehicle price is just the beginning. I spent just over 70K for everything and we have a "beautiful" BMW. I compared the new 2016 Audi Q7, the 2016 Volvo XC90, 2016 ML Mercedez, and Land Rover LR series plus the Yukon Denali and the Lincoln Navigator/Cadillac Escalade. NONE fit into the overall 2016 BMW X5. I would have joyfully bought any that could stand against the X5 but if this was a mid to large size SUV superbowl, BMW X5 would have the ring! I built the X5 on-line and the dealership was superb. BMW service is OUTSTANDING. If you want to feel special in life behind the wheel - drive the 2016 X5. NO REGRETS! It is strong, luxurious, spacious, reliable, and full of great technology. Visibilibilty, comfort, etc. is amazing. Highly recommend the countour seats and the premium package options.



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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    115.5 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    192.4 Inches
  • WIDTH, MAX W/O MIRRORS
    86.0 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    69.4 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    8.2 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    5150 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    40.4 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    61.5 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    36.6 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    60.0 Inches


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.15 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    all wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    Performance
  • Run Flat Tires
    Yes
  • Rear Tire Width
    315
  • Rear Tire Profile
    35
  • Front Tire Width
    275
  • Front Tire Profile
    40



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Audio System Memory Feature
    Includes Audio System
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    16
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM HD Radio
  • Watts
    1200
  • Subwoofer
    2


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Entry Lights
    Exterior Entry Lighting
  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors
  • Auto Dimming Side Mirrors
    Electrochromatic
  • Side Mirror Memory
    Includes Exterior Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Climate Control Memory
    Includes Climate Control
  • Extended Cabin Heating/cooling
    Yes
  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Sun Sensor
    Yes
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Dual
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    4.4
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    22.4 galons
  • Brake Drying
    Yes
  • Rear Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

Vehicle Performance

xDrive40e / AWD / 8A

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    14.7 sec @ 95 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $56,115
  • Private Seller Price
    $59,708
  • Dealer Price
    $62,418
  • Original MSRP
    $71,500

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2016 BMW X5
JD Power

  • Among the best

  • Better than most

  • About average

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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

2016 BMW X5 Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    15 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    21 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 BMW X5 Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    4 years / 50,000 miles
    3 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    4 years / 50,000 miles
    3 years
  • CORROSION
    12 years / Unlimited miles
    11 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    4 years / Unlimited miles
    3 years

2016 BMW X5 Key Factors

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Pros

  • Steadfast high-speed stability.
  • Huge list of features
  • Potent and efficient engines
  • Luxurious and comfortable interior

Cons

  • Third-row seat is strictly for little kids
  • Higher price than many competing luxury crossover SUVs.


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2016 BMW X5 True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,449$1,500$1,552$1,607$1,663$7,771
Maintenance$0$0$0$3,850$3,815$7,665
Repairs$0$0$0$1,254$1,929$3,183
Taxes & Fees$7,017$438$378$325$278$8,436
Financing$2,405$1,906$1,391$858$306$6,866
Depreciation$17,412$9,227$8,121$7,197$6,461$48,418
Fuel$2,858$2,943$3,032$3,123$3,216$15,172
True Cost To Own ®$31,141$16,014 $14,474$18,214 $17,668$97,511

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 BMW X5 NHTSA Service Bulletins

Date Complaint Filed: 12/12/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The attorn. gen of fl suggested i reach out to you to express a concern i have for our x5 edrive. we bought this vehicle at reeves bmw in tampa. since we have had the vehicle, it has been a major issue and now that we have a newborn, it has become a safety concern of ours that the car automatically shuts off when the driver’s door opens. not only can we not pre-condition the car when we are trying to put him in the car seat, but anytime we get out to grab something, it leaves him with no a/c and in winter the heat will shut down. i also cannot sit in the car with my child and wait for my husband to come outside or if we are away from home and he has to run in somewhere, the car shuts off and we are left in the heat. we live in florida and it is dangerously hot when a car is not air-conditioned. i literally have to crawl from the driver’s seat and exit another door, if i want to keep the air on, or i have to crawl into the driver’s seat, if i am a passenger. we can’t even turn on the car to cool it off before we leave the house or another destination, because the car shuts off if you are not in the driver's seat. the most dangerous thing, is that if you get out of the driver's side, the car remains on in all other aspects (radio, lights, etc.) and appears to be running. this may confuse someone to think the car is safe and the ac or heat is running. i believe this may cause a major accident with this or even a death, if all customers are not educated. there is a pre-condition feature the car has, but it only works if it is charged enough. anytime we are not at home or with enough battery (which is often), we do not have this option and it is very inconvenient and dangerous. in my opinion it should be a “safety recall”, so no one is hurt from either extreme heat or cold conditions, when the car fails.








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