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2013 BMW X6 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2013 BMW X6 was new.


Interior: 7.2

Reviewers say the 2013 BMW X6’s interior is high-quality and well-made, with lots of standard features for the class. Its front seats are comfortable, according to critics, but its rear seats don’t recline or slide forward or backward. Some test drivers complain that the iDrive infotainment system is confusing.

  • "The interior is well built for a solid, robust feel." -- AutoWeek


The BMW X6 comes standard with seating for four, though an optional second-row bench seat can expand seating to five. Heated, 10-way power-adjustable front seats are standard, along with leather upholstery. Test drivers say the front seats are fairly comfortable, and they appreciate the additional front-seat bolstering, which helps occupants stay in place during sporty driving. The back seat has limited headroom because of the X6’s sloping roofline, and reviewers also wish the rear seats reclined, as they do in many other two-row SUVs.

  • "From the front seats, the 2013 BMW X6 is nearly identical to the X5 upon which it is based, though sportier seats and a cushioned design for the center console (protecting knees during aggressive cornering) are unique to the X6. ... The outboard rear seats are reasonably comfortable but they lack any sort of adjustment." -- Edmunds
  • "The rear-seat area is only for 2, and there's little more room than in most compact cars. Headroom is especially tight, another side effect of the sloping roof line. Narrow doorways inhibit entry and exit." -- Consumer Guide (2012)

Interior Features

The 2013 BMW X6 comes standard with features like push-button ignition, a power tailgate, a 10-speaker sound system with a USB jack, BMW's iDrive infotainment system and xenon adaptive headlights. Available features include a head-up display, a rearview camera with top view, quad-zone automatic climate control and Smart Key keyless entry.

Reviewers appreciate how many standard features come with the BMW X6. They don’t say much else about the interior, except that it’s well-made and high-quality. Some test drivers complain that the X6's iDrive infotainment interface can be hard to use.

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  • "In BMW fashion, the materials are top-notch and the whole thing is put together beautifully. There are also a slew of available electronics features controlled through the complicated but customizable iDrive interface." -- Edmunds


The BMW X6 can hold 59.7 cubic feet of cargo with the second row stowed and 25.6 cubic feet of cargo with the second row upright. That’s less than nearly every other SUV in the X6’s price range.

  • "The dramatic roof line also cuts into the cargo area. Cargo capacity is sufficient for occasional hauling, with a decent 25 cubic feet with the seats up, but with the rear seats stowed, the X6 holds only 60 cubic feet (compared to the X5's 75 cubes)." -- Edmunds

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