2019 BMW X7
Ratings & Reliability
The X7 is BMW's new large, three-row luxury SUV. Its standard turbocharged six-cylinder engine and smooth eight-speed automatic transmission make for a gem of a powertrain that provides punchy acceleration and respectable fuel economy. Its comfortable ride is helped by the X7’s air suspension which keeps the body composed; the handling is remarkably responsive for such a large SUV. The cabin is incredibly quiet and has a richly furnished interior. Buyers can choose between two second-row captain’s chairs or a three-person bench seat. BMW's latest version of the iDrive infotainment system is easier to use than in previous versions, but it still takes some getting used to. Standard safety features include forward collision warning, city-speed automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, and blind spot warning. BMW’s optional Traffic Jam Assistant system conveniently governs the X7's speed, braking, and steering on highways, but it isn’t an autonomous system by any means.