Luxury and power combine in the all-new 2017 BMW X5. Near the top of its class, this midsize SUV packs in an incredible amount of features without sacrificing style. Whether you need a new vehicle for commuting to work or a commodious space for toting around your future grandchildren, the BMW X5 will meet your needs and then some.
With a standard turbocharged inline-6 engine, the X5 has no problems galloping down the highway. 300 horsepower enables you to zoom from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds. If you feel like upgrading, you can take advantage of the twin-turbo V-8 engine with 445 horsepower or the more efficient turbo-diesel inline-6 engine that kicks out 255 horsepower. There’s also a hybrid trim that lets you zoom along on electric power for part of your ride.
What would a luxury vehicle be without modern tech? The X5 delivers here with a number of impressive features, the most important of which is BMW’s iDrive infotainment system. You can browse through navigation, weather highlights, and more all by using the 10.2-inch display with touchpad capabilities. For passengers in the vehicle who want to use their mobile devices, all they have to do is connect to the Wi-Fi hot spot. If their phone battery runs low, they can even use wireless charging to get it back up to 100 percent.
There’s no point in investing in a car that won’t keep you safe on the road. Luckily, the X5 comes with a number of available safety options to make your riding experience less risky. Front and rear parking sensors come standard, while you can add on a rearview camera to help you when backing up. Other available options include blind spot monitoring, automatic parallel parking, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and more.
Better yet, the X5 earned an overall five-star rating from the NHTSA, with excellent scores in side, frontal barrier, front seat, and rear seat crash tests.