Traded in a porsche CS for the X5. The X5 is perky but not as fast as the CS. The X5 is nicer to drive on long trips and has features like bluetooth & ipod. Tire wear should be better and cheaper. The iDrive is a breeze to use as is the voice command function, very cool. Great suv but do your own homework.
Comfort, handling, voice command, iPod/sat radio and bluetooth.
Our X5 is a real winner with its good looks, surprising good gas mileage with average of 21+ on our very first trip, great handling and well thought out design. If I can't drive our 530Xi, I want to be behind the wheel of this vehicle. Comfort and heated seats are a must. The iDrive is easy; get over it.
Comfort seats and external styling.
Keep working on perfection BMW; you made great strides with this beauty.
We have had our X5 for over a week now and we love it. After reading reviews I was a bit nervous with iDrive. However, it takes about an hour to master. We really love everything about our X5 and would recommend this vechicle to anyone interested. The only problem is we do not want to stop driving it. It is truly fun to drive!
The iDrive, 6 speed manual transmission or sport automatic. Eye catching looks.
For those new owners of a BMW X5 3.0si, there are several units with a problem with the A/C blower motor. If you have heard a grinding noise coming from the inside of the A/C vents, you have it! The part is in back order. If you haven't heard the noise, contact your dealer and ask if your car has the problem. Pray that your dealer is honest and will tell you the truth. Very, very frustrated with the brand. A $60K should be flawless.