2015 BMW X5 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$31,620 - $36,629
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
255-445
Seats
5-7
Color:  Space Gray Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$31,620 - $36,629
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
255-445
Seats
5-7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

The 2015 BMW X5 SUV may not ride as smoothly as an Audi Q7 or Lexus RX 350, but when it comes to sheer performance, only the Porsche Cayenne can give it a run for its money. Be it the efficient diesel model or the hyperactive M, the X5’s fun-to-drive factor is ever-present.

BMW X5 Models & Trims

Base $31,620 - $36,629
Horsepower: 255 hp - 445 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6, Twin Turbo Diesel I-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8.5, 20 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
xDrive35d $31,620 - $36,629
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Diesel I-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8.5, 20 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
xDrive35i $31,620 - $36,629
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8.5, 20 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
xDrive50i $31,620 - $36,629
Horsepower: 445 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 19, 20 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
sDrive35i $31,620 - $36,629
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8.5, 20 X 10 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.76

21 Reviews

5 star 81% 4 star 14% 3 star 5% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The driving modes can be altered to your liking. You have comfort, sport, eco.

I love the interior, really slick and modern. The only thing I dislike about it is the lighting in the car. It is hard to turn on and very dim. It also didn't have the feature I was looking for, heated seats. But other than that, great car. I love the driving modes, so neat to have.

- Eldridge D

My car is perfect if you like the idea of an SUV,

I've had problems with the steering and with the brakes the brake sensor continued to go bad and kept saying brakes were low or needs to be replaced. Other than that I have experienced not problems of significance.

- Jeanette S

In addition to the elegance of the model and the brand, I really liked the power of the model, being behind the wheel feels that I could get anywhere with it.

without a doubt the brand is one of the best and this model in particular has enchanted me, has a very nice design and as soon as its performance I have no complaints, it has fulfilled all my expectations

- Gabriel M

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$31,620 - $36,629
$31,620 - $36,629

Horsepower

Horsepower
255 - 445 (hp)
255 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0L DOHC I
4.4L DOHC V8 32V Twin Turbo
3.0L DOHC I
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.4 (in.)
40.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.5 (in.)
40.5 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.6 (in.)
36.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.8 (in.)
38.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather, Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 7
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Standard
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/50R19
P255/50R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
115.5 (in.)
115.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.7 (ft.)
41.7 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
76.1 - 76.3 (in.)
76.1 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4680 - 5150 (.lbs)
4930 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
255 (hp)

Torque

Torque
300 (ft. lbs.)
413 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
5952 (.lbs)
5952 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
595 (.lbs)
595 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders, Straight 6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
22.4 (gal.)
22.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
19 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

City

City
15 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
22 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (4)

Engine And Engine Cooling > Exhaust System > Emission Control > Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) Oct 24, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 24, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V755000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2018 BMW 328d and 328d xDrive, 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagon and 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, 2014-2016 535d and 535d xDrive, 2015 740Ld xDrive, 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d SAV and 2014-2017 X5 xDrive35d SAV vehicles equipped with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) module with an integrated cooler. If the EGR cooler leaks internally, the coolant can mix with diesel engine soot. The high EGR temperatures may result in these particles possibly smoldering and melting the intake manifold.
Consequence:
The melting intake manifold can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the EGR cooler as necessary. If a leak has already occurred, the engine intake manifold will also be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Air Bags Mar 12, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 12, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V147000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 BMW X5 xDrive 35d Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV) manufactured August 19, 2014, to February 16, 2015, and 2014-2015 BMW X5 xDrive 35i, X5 sDrive 35i, X5 xDrive 50i, Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV) manufactured August 28, 2013, to February 16, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the Head Protection System (HPS) air bag may not be securely connected to the air bag inflator gas generator.
Consequence:
Without a secure connection to the inflator, the HPS air bags may have insufficient inflation during a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Head Protection System, free of charge. The recall began on June 24, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Air Bags > Frontal > Driver Side Inflator Module Sep 20, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 20, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V683000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC. (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 BMW X3 sDrive28i, X3 xDrive28i, X3 xDrive35i, X3 xDrive28d, X4 xDrive28i and X4 xDrive35i vehicles, and model year 2014-2015 X5 xDrive35i, X5 sDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i, and 2014 X5 xDrive35d vehicles. The affected vehicles have a driver's frontal air bag inflator that may have been improperly welded.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator housing could separate from the base plate and result in metal striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's front air bag, free of charge. The recall began on November 1, 2016. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Seats Oct 16, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 16, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V650000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 X5 vehicles manufactured September 12, 2014,to September 21, 2014 and equipped with the optional rear comfort seat. The left rear seat belt attachment point in the affected vehicles may not have been sufficiently welded.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash, the seat belt attachment could break and fail to restrain a seat occupant, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left rear seat frame, free of charge. The recall began November 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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