2005 BMW X5 Consumer Review: Not your Soccer Mom's SUV

2005 BMW X5 - Consumer Review

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3.0i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6-cyl. AWD 6-speed Manual)

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Not your Soccer Mom's SUV
By Cinvinman on


2005 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Not wanting to sacrifice driving
experience (I've driven a 1997 BMW 5
series for the past 8 years) but
needing to buy a 6,000+ lb. vehicle for
my business, I settled on an X5 with
the sport suspension. It has been a
great vehicle. If you weren't up so
high, you'd hardly know that you
weren't in a sport sedan. In addition,
despite the extra weight, I average a
shade less than 19.5 mpg, a mere 1 mpg
short of what I was getting from my 528!

The panoramic moonroof is excellent as
are the sport seats. The only things I
dont like are the body molding that
runs under the doors - it is a dirt
trap and my pant legs seem to always
rub it and the lack of a super large
cargo area.

Best Features

Suspension, engine, advanced headlights, sport seats, lumbar support, stereo with iPod adapter, climate controls, moonroof, 4 year total maintenance program

Worst Features

Fix side molding problem
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