BMW has long been heralded for crafting vehicles that elevate the driving experience, and the 2018 X5 delivers handling that makes it a strong pick for those seeking a crossover with sharp performance. The X5 also impresses with its deluxe cabin and lavish feature content.
The 2018 BMW X5 is a midsize crossover SUV that competes in the luxury class, and it can be configured to seat five or seven passengers. This BMW is sold in 35i, 35d, 40e and 50i trims, and both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available.
For 2018, the X5 adds a sport-tuned version of its automatic transmission as standard equipment on most trims.
Sleek luxury is communicated via the X5’s handsome sheet metal. Standout design cues include a creased hood, deep character lines on the side panels, a bisected kidney-shaped grille and a boxy rear fascia featuring an integrated roof-mounted spoiler. Base models grip the road with help from 19-inch alloy wheels.
Standard features for this BMW include LED fog lights, a power tailgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, aluminum roof rails, adaptive xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof, heated power-folding side mirrors and stylish aluminum exterior accents. The list of available features includes 20-inch wheels, soft-close automatic doors and aluminum running boards.
The best luxury vehicles deliver comfortable cabins, and the X5 shines in this area. Its seats are supportive on long journeys, and there’s respectable legroom for adults in the first and second rows. However, the third row is best suited for kids. The X5 offers up to 35.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the second row and up to 76.7 cubic feet with the second row folded.
Base models come with interior amenities such as 14-way power-adjustable front seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, automatic climate control, genuine wood trim, simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats and memory settings for the driver’s seat, steering wheel and side mirrors. Available upgrades include four-zone automatic climate control, Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
BMW’s X5 delivers responsive performance and crisp acceleration. All models utilize an eight-speed automatic transmission, and both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are offered.
The 35i is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine good for 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. With the 35d, you get a turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine providing 255 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. The 40e is the plug-in hybrid version of the X5, and it pairs a four-cylinder engine with an electric motor for a total output of 308 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. The range-topping 50i is motivated by a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 good for 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.
The X5 can tow up to 5,952 pounds. Gas-only models have an EPA rating of up to 18/25 mpg city/highway, while the diesel engine gets up to 23/29 mpg. Plug-in hybrids can travel up to 14 miles using just electric energy and deliver 56 MPGe combined city/highway. Once the gas engine kicks in, mileage for the hybrid comes in at 24 mpg combined.
With the X5, there’s a wealth of tech goodies to enjoy. Base models come with HD radio, satellite radio, a nine-speaker stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, real-time traffic information, USB connectivity, adaptive cruise control, navigation, a 10.2-inch touch screen, a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors.
Available upgrades include speed limit information, a head-up display, blind spot warning, a self-parking system, wireless smartphone charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a night vision camera system, forward collision mitigation, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, a Bang & Olufsen sound system and a Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo.
By Warren Clarke (Last Updated 4/18/2018)
Warren Clarke is a writer and editor whose work has been published in outlets such as the New York Daily News and Edmunds.com. He enjoys providing car owners with information that can help enhance and simplify their lives.
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2018 BMW X5 Pricing
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The price range for the 2018 BMW X5 is $40,797 - $63,285.
The average selling price is $48,237.
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$57,200 - $74,050
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$40,797 - $63,285
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