Carried over with minimal changes for 2013, the BMW X5 is a mid-size luxury SUV available with standard or diesel engines. The X5 is available with three different engines; a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (300 hp). 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine (400 hp), and a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 diesel engine (265). AWD can be paired to a 6-speed or 8-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Features include 20-inch wheels, panorama moonroof, bi-xenon adaptive headlights, heated front/rear seats, navigation system, and a DVD entertainment system. Safety is comprised of hill descent control (HDC), dynamic stability control (DSC), advanced airbags, anti-lock braking (ABS), and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS). The X1 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The BMW X5 returns for 2013 with minimal updates
BMW luxury and build quality; standard all-wheel drive; new, more powerful engines
BMW's X5 offers seating for seven with high-tech on- and off-road capabilities. And with great styling as well as a host of refinements throughout its development, the package is hard to ignore. Although it ranks among the more expensive SUVs in its class, it's a strong competitor, offering a wide range of options not found on the Acura MDX, Lexus RX 350 or Mercedes M-Class.