2008 BMW X5


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$7,175 - $8,122
$46,200 - $54,800

Pros & Cons

  • Tight handling
  • Lots of cargo room with rear seats down
  • Above average safety ratings
  • Optional third row seat is cramped and only suitable for kids.
  • Some confusing electronic controls

Research & Ratings

Currently, the BMW X5 has a score of 8.0 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 61 pieces of research and data.

8.0

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 7.9
Safety: 9.8
Reliability:
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2008 BMW X5 Overview

Updated in 2007, the BMW X5 offers superior on-road performance and a plush interior, with a very similar look to the 2006 model. The 2008 model gets only very minor changes. The redesigned X5's extra size, seating, and cargo room push the Washington Post to call it the "most family oriented vehicle BMW has developed and built to date." Even with its increased size, critics rave that the BMW X5 drives like a sport sedan, and is best suited for on-road activities.

Once buyers add popular options, the 2008 BMW X5's price can easily top $60,000. Despite a high price compared to most luxury SUVs, the X5 received a 2007 award for its history of high resale value. Those who don't need the absolute highest-rated driving performance available in an SUV can spend less by going with the capable Acura MDX.

The 2008 BMW X5 comes in two trims -- the 3.0si and 4.8i -- which feature two different engines.

  • "For those who love the feel and drive of a BMW, not to mention those who don't need a third row or a sport/ute capable of crawling over rocks, the new X5 is surely worth the premium." -- Motor Trend
  • "In sum, BMW seems to have made a good thing still better in the new X5." -- Newsday
  • "All in all, we found this big vehicle to be a pleasure to drive with excellent road manners -- one of the best sport utilities that we have driven." -- MarketWatch
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