ABS and ESC standard. Front side and head protection air bags standard. FCW, AEB, and BSW standard from 2019.
This coupelike sporty SUV is a derivative of the previous X5, which is a good place to start. Unlike its sibling, the X6's styling severely hampers rear visibility, cabin access, and cargo room. More than just a different body, though, the X6 is sportier than the X5, with tauter handling and a stiffer ride. Most versions are powered by a 3.0-liter, turbocharged six-cylinder engine, which returned 21 mpg overall in the previous-generation X5 we tested. A 4.4-liter, turbocharged V8 is also offered. The interior is luxurious and well-crafted, and the seats are supportive for long trips. The infotainment system takes time to master but ultimately proves to be logical. A rear-wheel-drive version is available, as is a high-performance M version that commands a six-figure price.