2011 BMW X5 Consumer Review: My 3rd X5 SAV

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My 3rd X5 SAV
By dborlando1 on


2011 BMW X5 xDrive50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)


(Previously leased a 2003 X5 and 2008 X5 4.8i).
By far, this is my favorite X5, except for the inferior premium sound system compared to my 2008 X5.
Improved NAV system, but takes getting used to.
Cargo space is decent.
Fuel economy at 13.5 MPG average is unacceptable.
Although the 8-speed automatic transmission is smooth, lower engine acceleration for city driving is annoying sluggish.
Great back-up camera that shows actual image of vehicle from above and in the rear.

Best Features

(1) 8-Speed Automatic, (2) Interior and Exterior Design, (3) Driver and Passenger seat comfort, (4) No 3rd-row seat option makes for extra cargo bin in spare tire well (5) Quiet interior (6) Optional Head-up display (7) Great handling (8) Improved A/C (9) Improved I-Drive controls (10) X-tra large moon roof

Worst Features

(1) Poor gas mileage only 13.5 MPG average (with 19" wheels). (2) Hate the run-flats. (3) choppy and stiff ride around city (4) Premium sound system is inferior to 2008 X5 Premium sound system (5) 19" rims are ugly (6) Very awkward placement for iPhone
Recommend (8) (2)

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