With this redesign, BMW dialed back the sharp handling and taut ride of previous models, trading some of their sporty feel for a cushier ride that makes it seem, well, less BMW-like. The cabin is now more luxurious, solid, and quiet. Fit and finish are impeccable and it's loaded with an array of up-to-date electronic features.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Twin turbo V6 has plenty of power. Although a high-riding vehicle, handles well and fun to drive."

Alan K., VA (2015 BMW X5)

"For a diesel the acceleration is very good. Handling lives up to the BMW expectation without the M equipment cost"

Anonymous, NC (2015 BMW X5)

"It is very responsive and moves fast when it needs to."

Anonymous, UT (2015 BMW X5)

"Great torque and acceleration. Effortless cruising"

Jerome J., CA (2015 BMW X5)

"It is a diesel and has great torque for acceleration. Handling is a breeze. Can drive it like a sports car."

Wm W., VA (2015 BMW X5)

"The car effortlessly responds to any request. For example if you're driving 65 and need to pass someone, there is no wind up needed. Just touch the gas a bit harder and suddenly you're going 80. Its so easy."

Anonymous, TX (2015 BMW X5)

"Diesel anging great power Excellent driving handles very well. Drives like all BMW's (Have owned 6)"

Anonymous, TX (2015 BMW X5)

"econo drive, auto hold so that you don't feel you are sliding backwards on a hill and if and when you do skid in the snow it is gentle ."

Anonymous, VA (2015 BMW X5)

"Acceleration"

Anonymous, IN (2015 BMW X5)

"Acceleration and handling for such a large SUV are good, even with the base engine"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW X5)

"All aspects of the driving experience are exactly what I want in a car. Acceleration is strong and consistent from all conditions. Breaking is balanced and very predictable. Steering is good mix of easy to maneuver in tight spaces at slow speed and more firm at high. Could be slightly firmer at highway speeds."

Charles H., WI (2015 BMW X5)

"Beautifully build. Looked and feel very luxurious"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW X5)

"Joy to drive for how it handles."

Paul E., NM (2015 BMW X5)

"Why are you repeating the same questions?"

John C., CA (2015 BMW X5)

"Excellent handling with very impressive acceleration and on road comfort"

Anonymous, TX (2015 BMW X5)

"braking is quick and responsive"

Don R., TX (2015 BMW X5)

"Smooth and very responsive -- excellent acceleraton"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW X5)

"Acceleration is good and the road handling is typically BMW and the diesel get great fuel mileage."

Monty D., PA (2015 BMW X5)

"For an SUV, the vehicle has excellent acceleration and very and secure handling. I feel very secure and comfortable in this vehicle regardless of weather or road conditions."

Peter P., NC (2015 BMW X5)

"It fun to drive. It is the ultimate driving machine. Love it."

Anonymous, TX (2015 BMW X5)

"the handling is very good in all conditions and handles more like a sedan than an suv"

Anonymous, MN (2015 BMW X5)

"The acceleration and handling of the BMW X5 is very comfortable, reliable and enjoyable to drive."

Anonymous, VA (2015 BMW X5)

"It handles as well as my 525i with better acceleration."

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW X5)

"Quick and confident. Somewhat overly firm ride (going over railway tracks can be jarring)."

Murray O., MB (2015 BMW X5)

"For a large SUV, the acceleration and handling is very good. It has plenty of power and the ride is relatively smooth for the vehicle size."

Anonymous, IL (2015 BMW X5)

"The torque of this diesel is amazing! Quick off the line with a seamless transmission shifting gets you to 70 mph amazingly soon, even in comfort mode. Handling is extremely responsive. Such a better overall package than my 2008 ML 320 cdi. I get 33-35 mpg on interstates! ML 320 cdi!"

J K., TX (2015 BMW X5)

"Very quick and agile"

James W., CO (2015 BMW X5)

"For an suv this vehicle acceleration never lags and the handling is easy. Turning is never a struggle and parking is easy."

Gretchen H., CO (2015 BMW X5)

"Vehicle handles exceptionally well especially for its size and weight. Little body lean in turns; like riding on rails."

Anonymous, TX (2015 BMW X5)

"Great handling. Very smooth acceleration and quick, smooth shifts. Comfort great over bumps and tracks. Sport mode has quick, agile handling."

Alex O., IL (2015 BMW X5)

"great acceleration very good handling"

Larry D., MO (2015 BMW X5)

"Great acceleration and handeling"

Constantine L., MI (2015 BMW X5)

"Sport mode turns a truck into a quick sedan. Responsive steering, excellent cornering."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW X5)

"Accelerates exceptionally well. Steering is light. Cabin noise is a dissipointment. Not the driving experience I expected having owned 2 BMWs with this being my 3rd. My wife is the primary driver and she is fine with the driving experience."

William T., TN (2015 BMW X5)

"Instant acceleration when needed in a driving situation. Unusually quick braking with no swerve or bucking."

Anonymous, SC (2015 BMW X5)

"I do not like the fact that the engine turns off when I stop at a traffic light which causes some degree of hesitation."

J V., AZ (2015 BMW X5)

"For a diesel vehicle the acceleration is outstanding to me. When you add the gas mileage it is a real plus. It handles as good as BMW advertises. My wife usually doesn't notice handling but she even acknowledges that the BMW handles really well."

Anonymous, NC (2015 BMW X5)

"I have drive across the country three times in this car in the first year of ownership. Its power and acceleration are dazzling and hugely helpful in mountainous or heavily-trafficked highway driving. Handling is excellent, too, if just a touch less responsive and nimble than earlier X5 models."

ERIC B., MD (2015 BMW X5)

"Diesel is great. Pulls like a dream, great mileage too."

SHANNON M., GA (2015 BMW X5)

"Great handling & performance especially when considering it's an SUV and its weight. The transmission shifts buttery smooth."

ALEX O., IL (2015 BMW X5)

"Outstanding acceleration at any speed as a result of the torquey engine, super smooth 8 speed transmission and two turbos! Precise handling at any speed. I drive with shift points occurring at 2500 rpm and still get 29 mpg overall and diesel costs less than regular! Some wind noise over 60 mph."

JOSEPH K., TX (2015 BMW X5)

"The diesel is a great engine. Lots of power & acceleration along with incredible fuel economy."

Anonymous, WA (2015 BMW X5)

"It handles well with responsive excelerstion for a turbo 6"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW X5)

"Everything works well. The car handles well for an SUV the acceleration is good considering the size."

L G., CT (2015 BMW X5)

"Safety and does parallel parking"

MALTI S., VA (2015 BMW X5)

"incredible driving and handling. miles per gallon (diesel) is 32 over 2 years of mixed driving!!"

Anonymous, RI (2015 BMW X5)

"Handling, Braking, Acceleration to 60mph and tremendous fuel economy while being quiet and having a nice firm, compliant ride are hallmarks of a fine BMW. The X5 has exceeded our expectations in all areas. It is a step above my last BMW 530i in all respects."

KERRY J., TX (2015 BMW X5)

"The acceleration and handling of the X5 is exceptional for the size of the vehicle. The engine in mine is a diesel, when I have a need to accelerate there is no hesitation what so ever, it is smooth, quick and handles well."

CINDY H., FL (2015 BMW X5)

"Diesel engine: Torque & MPG"

Anonymous, PA (2015 BMW X5)

"The acceleration is very smooth and quick for a larger vehicle. The engine does not seem to struggle at all."

Anonymous, IL (2015 BMW X5)

"For an SUV of this size, it handles and accelerates very well. Better than any other that I tested in 2015."

L G., CT (2015 BMW X5)

"Drives great and has a great turning radius"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW X5)

"It's surprisingly bad for driving in snow. Otherwise it's competent but unexciting to drive."

David D., CA (2015 BMW X5)

"With the V8 it has great acceleration and has always delivered when we needed to tow a trailer."

William K., NM (2015 BMW X5)

"Our X5 has amazing acceleration-we have the V8 and 430 HP. We leave everyone else behind at the stop lights! And the handling is wonderful. BMW have great handling-I always miss their handling when I drive any other car make."

Anonymous, IL (2015 BMW X5)

"excellent ride and power. With sport setting it handles like a much more powerful car/suv"

Frank C., MN (2015 BMW X5)

"The car drives very well and has excellent acceleration if you need it."

Anonymous, OH (2015 BMW X5)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"By far one of the best features in this vehicle and best of any of the many vehicles we've own. Quiet even at high speeds on interstate drives. Comfort of the seats is a bonus to how quiet the ride is. Very easy for us to spend 4-5 hours in the car without stopping."

Paul E., NM (2015 BMW X5)

"Extremely comfortable ride"

Richard A., VT (2015 BMW X5)

"The M sport seats are the most comfortable I’ve ever used. Super quiet and comfortable."

Anonymous, TX (2015 BMW X5)

"X5's interior is very well organized and the front seats are very comfortable even for a 10-hour long drive. Sound insulation is pretty good, and the ride is very smooth. It constantly gives enough road feedback."

Anonymous, ON (2015 BMW X5)

"Smooth handling and great acceleration. Love that the front seats are highly adjustable. Very little road noise although what there is comes from the very wide factory tires. Lots of little things are irritating however: rattles and bits that come loose. Currently a loose screw rattling back and forth somewhere beneath the center console."

Murray O., MB (2015 BMW X5)

"It has very comfortable seating."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW X5)

"quiet ride"

Don R., TX (2015 BMW X5)

"For an SUV the overall comfort is amazingly comfortable, very little noise level. The ride is a stiffer than a car as expected. Only downside is the leather seating is slippery than my 540i."

Gretchen H., CO (2015 BMW X5)

"Multiple positions available for proper driving positions. Heated and cooled seating. Soft Leather."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW X5)

"Poor air conditioning. takes a long time to cool interior on a hot day and overall cooling is quite poor. Everything else about the car's comfort is excellent"

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW X5)

"This model is significantly more comfortable than previous models."

Anonymous, VA (2015 BMW X5)

"Comfortable multi-contour memory seats for driver and front passenger. quiet, solid ride for a large SUV."

Anonymous, NC (2015 BMW X5)

"Seats nicely hold you in place and have remained firm. The vehicle is exceptionally quiet and handles rough roads well."

Peter P., NC (2015 BMW X5)

"We LOVE the comfort of the X5, especially the seats, and then especially the front seats!! They have so many settings, and are just wonderful. And I got the nice expensive leather, and it is worth it. So nice and soft and comfortable. The ride of the X5 is great also-I had an older X5 from 2003, and this wasn't always the best ride especially in lower gears. But our new X5's ride is very good, and love sitting up high. Noise is fine."

Anonymous, IL (2015 BMW X5)

"The seats are amazing. I have a very bad, painful back and I purchased the upgraded comfort seats and I am always amazed at how comfortable they are."

Charlie A., SC (2015 BMW X5)

"Seat adjustments are excellent, very little road noise. Great handling and smooth ride"

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW X5)

"The fuel mileage is so good that on long trips the seats, ride and noise could be a problem but eh X5 is smooth and quiet. the Seat upgrade provides excellent back support."

Monty D., PA (2015 BMW X5)

"for an suv the ride is amazing and the seats are most comfortable and supportive. the car is great in heavy snow conditions."

Anonymous, MN (2015 BMW X5)

"Absolutely stellar comfort in terms of seating and a forgiving but compliant ride."

David V., BC (2015 BMW X5)

"very quiet smooth ride"

Larry D., MO (2015 BMW X5)

"Exceptional comfort and very quiet interior"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 BMW X5)

"Outstanding seat comfort. Minimum noise. Smooth ride, outstanding acceleration and braking."

Anonymous, SC (2015 BMW X5)

"Driver seat is very comfortable for long and short drives, easy entry and exit, driving position is great for visibility and control, ride quality is great balance or performance and comfort. Small rattles are common in BMW in my experience but once found and corrected tend not to come back."

Charles H., WI (2015 BMW X5)

"-Great diesel torque/MPG -MC Seats are exceptional"

Anonymous, PA (2015 BMW X5)

"Run flat tires cause the ride to be stiffer than I would like"

DAVID S., NY (2015 BMW X5)

"Ordered it with top of the line napa leather seats that have adjustable thigh support as well as being ventilated and heated. A comfortable cocoon in any season!"

JOSEPH K., TX (2015 BMW X5)

"The seats comfort are amazing in the X5. We just finished an 8 hour trip one way, and then back over a 72 hour period, ie 8 hour straight down to MO, and a couple of days back to IL. You just did not feel like you were in a car that long. A great ride obviously helped."

Anonymous, IL (2015 BMW X5)

"This model is the most comfortable BMW that has ever produced. Having owned a succession of X-5's in the past, this is without a doubt the most comfortable ride they have ever had in the X5."

CRAIG B., TX (2015 BMW X5)

"Msport seats are too hard. I've owned lots of BMWs and they all have had sport seats but these in the X5 are hard and not as comfy as I had hoped"

Anonymous, MN (2015 BMW X5)

"I wish I could have order the comfort seats but was restricted because I needed the step rail and this cancelled the comfort seat package"

Anonymous, BC (2015 BMW X5)

"The seats are very comfortable. I am shorter than average and I can adjust the seat so it is comfortable to me. The memory setting for the seats is a great feature. You can adjust the drive style to comfort or sport. For long drives the car is so comfy and quiet."

Anonymous, SC (2015 BMW X5)

"The seats and the ride of this car are not comfortable at all. The seats are too hard and will not adjust to a more comfortable texture."

DANIEL H., MD (2015 BMW X5)

"Bit too much road noise for a car of this price range."

MARTIN C., FL (2015 BMW X5)

"Seats, Noise insulation are stand out"

VIKRAM K., CT (2015 BMW X5)

"The car is a dream to drive. We recently helped our son move to Atlanta from the Tampa Bay Area. We drove to Atlanta on Saturday and returned on Sunday, towing a fully loaded 20 foot trailer 470 miles to Atlanta and an empty trailer home. Unlike my past SUV's I hardly felt the trailer. The weather that weekend was above 90 and we hit a couple of sever storms on the way up. The ride was smooth and quiet. When we arrived I was not fatigued at all by the experience."

CINDY H., FL (2015 BMW X5)

"The X5 is very comfortable and quiet. The ride is smooth for an SUV."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW X5)

"We love the comfort of our X5 seats-they are the best! And what to judge other car seats on. The ride is wonderful in the X5-so improved from prior years X5, that we had from several years ago. And the noise is minimal. And the stereo system is great."

Anonymous, IL (2015 BMW X5)

"Seats are a bit hard and they curve up on the edges that are a bit uncomfortable"

Anonymous, FL (2015 BMW X5)

"The X5 is our primary road car and is very comfortable on the highway. Quiet and decent highway mileage."

William K., NM (2015 BMW X5)

"Seats are extremely comfortable for short and long trips."

Anonymous, CA (2015 BMW X5)

"The front seats in the X-5 are not comfortable. On a long journey you have to constantly shift yourself to find the right support."

Asheesh S., GA (2015 BMW X5)

"Comfortable on long trips. Cooling seats a plus. Quiet interior. Visibility is excellent."

Edward K., CA (2015 BMW X5)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"This car has been worry free. We got a good deal on it when purchased and it has exceeded our expectations."

Wm W., VA (2015 BMW X5)

"The bmw x5 does everything we ask if it from handling difficult weather to long roadtrips without issue."

Anonymous, NY (2015 BMW X5)

"Safety and it parallel parks itself"

Anonymous, VA (2015 BMW X5)

"THE X% HAS MET OR EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. IT DRIVES WELL. IT IS COMFORTABLE. I HAVE HAD NO ISSUES WITH ANY OF ITS SYSTEM. THE ACCIDENT AVOIDENCE SYSTEMS HAVE HEPLED AVOID SEVERRAL ACCIDENTS OR POTENTIAL ACCIDENTS, ALL ROUTINE MAINTENANCE IS FREE."

Anonymous, IL (2015 BMW X5)

"Diesel 3.5 INCREDIBLE motor. Torque,Accelration and mileage"

Jerome J., CA (2015 BMW X5)

"BMW cars are all somewhat pricey, but I strongly believe that with review and time efforts, one gets the right vehicle one pays for and they are quality all-around-- I find BWW services vastly improved including Saturday attending --"

F R., SC (2015 BMW X5)

"With the considerable discounts you can get with this model it is worth the expense.Not so sure if you had to pay the full MRSP"

DAVID J., NC (2015 BMW X5)

"The Diesel X-5 XDrive has been trouble-free since purchase. It achieves 32mpg fuel mileage while driving at 80mph on cruise control. Best seats of any vehicle we have owned, handles better than any SUV should be expected to handle, and is quiet and comfortable. Tremendous value since we bought it as a year-end model and received a tremendous discount."

KERRY J., TX (2015 BMW X5)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It is a good looking design"

Anonymous, BC (2015 BMW X5)

"It isn't leading edge styling but it is classic for an X5 vehicle. Wider range of color choices would have helped."

Anonymous, NC (2015 BMW X5)

"Our X5 is great looking-Space Grey metallic outside, and the higher grade leather inside with a beautiful rich color. The combination wheels and side boards and chrome make it a very attractive looking vehicle, and of course the front of a BMW is great looking."

Anonymous, IL (2015 BMW X5)

"Unique and stylish both inside & out. Inside lighting & door panels along with dash ver nice. Outside lines & contours excellent."

ALEX O., IL (2015 BMW X5)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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