The xDrive40e is the best overall luxury SUV on the market. Once you take it for a test drive you will understand. You have a Twin Turbo 4-Cylinder engine and a 20 Mile Hybrid motor that gives a you virtually gas free driving around town. On long trips, you can maximize the Hybrid motor by Coasting and Breaking to recharge the engine to guarantee less fuel usage. Overall performance is fantastic. Though the heaviest of the X5 line you do not see any lag from stop to start with the engine combination. Gas mileage I have experienced in the city with combined driving is 58 mpg and on long trips of 150 miles plus I average 29 mpg. The ride is extremely smooth and I catch myself going a little fast. The heads-up display keep me in check while driving. The interior is beautiful depending on the options you select. I have the Black Dakota Leather and it is beautiful. Seat comfort is fantastic as you have an array of adjustment options for comfort. Navigation is great. The 10 inch plus display makes things very easy to use. The infotainment system is easy to use and navigate thru while driving. The exterior is beautiful. Dual exhaust and the traditional BMW kidney grill topped off with the high quality paint options makes the X5 a no brainier for someone looking for a new SUV. Many people complain about the xDrive40e not having a 3rd row seat. But honestly, unless your putting two or three midgets in the back, a 3rd row makes no sense. All and all, the 40e is an amazing SUV. I drove the Mercedes GLE and compared the two detail to detail. If your over 60 and looking for a grocery getter, get the Benz. If your looking for Performance AND quality, get the BMW. One side note, iOS compatibility is POOR due to Apple limiting the iPhone. Very tough to get Text Messages and Emails on the infotainment with an Apple device.
2016 X-5 Hybrid is our 5th X5 and a surprising step forward from our prior gas and diesel models. The batteries charge overnight and the drive can be full battery (so 50+ MPG) if you plan to be just around town. Mixed driving is about 30 MPG which for a vehicle this size is amazing. The steering seems distinctly smoother than our prior models, just extremely smooth. Brakes are awesome. Acceleration is indistinguishable from our gas and diesel priors, with plenty of torque always available. Storage capacity is completely comparable to our prior X5s despite the batteries storage requirements. Fast charging stations are quickly becoming more available. Finishes and quality overall and sound system are all BMW-level, meaning state-of-the-art. Best warranty available anywhere, and the BMW Service in Springfield is always a pleasure. The Hybrid is the future for all BMW Models, and if the X5 Hybrid is typical, then the future is here now, and very welcome. Wonderful to own and drive.
I bet this hybrid would exceed your expectation. my wife drives mostly local road for riding kids. I'm fueling once a 2 weeks. full tank delivers around 700miles range for our usage. smooth, quiet and fast riding and full of joy is guaranteed only when enough juice. once the juice ran out, the full of joy is suddenly stopped. it turns to a bit noisy Japanese SUV. but, Acceleration is still faster than Japanese SUV, thanks to fast/smooth shift. So, You should plug-in as much as you can. I've been to 800miles trip without charging, average mpg was 25mpg in case of mostly highway. I would say if you intend to drive it mostly long distance or travel, 6cylinder X5 would be better. but, if you drive mostly local short distance like riding kids or commute, you will see the excellent fuel efficiency.
xDrive40e 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
Traded in a BMW 7 series and felt like I was upgraded. We love the elevated seating and view, especially with the glass roof. My distance to work is around 6 miles so often I never have the engine running in gas mode. I have only filled the gas tank about four times in almost 12 mos. I love the option to adjust the engine modes from all gas to hybrid to all electric. The engine changing from electric to gas is almost imperceptible. Very roomy and elegant inside. I am over 6 foot and there is lots of head room. Handles very well in almost all weather situations--we haven't had much snow to comment on winter driving. Heated seats and steering wheel are a plus. I plug the car into the 110V standard home outlet in my garage at night and it is usually fully charged in the morning. Thinking of getting a second one for my wife who currently drives an Escalade. Only drawback if there is one is the liftback door is split such that the upper 3/4 raises and then you have to lower the bottom 1/4 separately to have it fully open for sliding something larger into the cargo space. Not sure why they didn't make it one liftback door. I would buy another one and I am hoping that they will extend the all battery range from around 14 miles to a few hundred like the Tesla.