Used 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid

2018 BMW X5
2018 BMW X5

Pros & Cons

  • Strong performance from every model
  • Luxurious and comfortable cabin that lives up to its price tag
  • Less legroom for second-row occupants
  • Optional third-row seating is very tight

Used 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid for Sale

Dealer Notes
CARFAX 1-Owner, BMW Certified, LOW MILES - 24,199! Heated Seats, Sunroof, NAV, PARKING ASSISTANCE PACKAGE, M SPORT PACKAGE, Panoramic Roof, Power Liftgate, Turbo, All Wheel Drive, TRANSMISSION: STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC W...1-YearUnlimited Miles plus balance of original new vehicle limited warranty (4-Year50,000-miles), Additional plans are available to extend coverage, if desiredKEY FEATURES INCLUDENavigation, Sunroof, Panoramic Roof, All Wheel Drive, Power LiftgateOPTION PACKAGESM SPORT PACKAGE M foot rest and M door sills, 4-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Without Lines Designation Outside, High-Gloss Roof Rails, Sport Seats, Shadowline Exterior Trim, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Wheels: 19 x 9 M Light Alloy Double Spoke Style 467M, BMW iPerformance Design Elements Deletion, SiriusXM Satellite Radio w1 Year All Access, M Steering Wheel, M Sport Package (337), Aerodynamic Kit, DRIVING ASSISTANCE PACKAGE Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Speed Limit Information, Head-Up Display, Active Driving Assistant, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, pedestrian warning and city collision mitigation, MULTI-CONTOUR SEATS 20-way power, 10-way power seat functions, additional power adjustment functions for shoulder and thigh support, backrest width and lumbar support (contour and position) and 2-way manual lateral adjustment for comfort headrest, harmankardon SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM, PARKING ASSISTANCE PACKAGE Parking Assistant, Surround View Cameras, WHEELS: 20 X 10 FR & 20 X 11 RR BLACK M double-spoke, Style 469M, Increased Top Speed Limiter, Tires: P27540R20 Fr & P31535R20 Rr Perf Run-Flat, WIRELESS CHARGING Enhanced USB & Bluetooth (ZEB), WiFi Hotspot, APPLE CARPLAY COMPATIBILITY, HEATED STEERING WHEEL, FINELINE OAK WOOD TRIM, TRANSMISSION: STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC WSHIFT PADDLES (STD).Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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Which X5 does Edmunds recommend?

Of all the X5s on offer, the diesel-powered X5 xDrive35d model delivers the best combination of performance and efficiency. Choose the right options and it's easily the best value in the lineup. For safety-conscious shoppers, we suggest adding the optional Driver Assistance packages for another layer of passenger protection.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.1 / 10

The 2018 BMW X5 serves as a benchmark for the modern luxury performance crossover SUV. It impressively combines the attributes you typically associate with a BMW sedan and then adds true utility. The wide range of engine choices and trim packages ensures buyers can find the right configuration for their needs.

The X5 engine options include a turbocharged six-cylinder (300 horsepower, 300 pound-feet of torque), a diesel six-cylinder (255 hp, 413 lb-ft), a powerful V8 (445 hp, 480 lb-ft) and a plug-in hybrid (308 hp, 332 lb-ft). No matter what's under the hood, the X5 simultaneously provides a comfortable ride and sporty handling, and its all-wheel-drive system provides extra traction in wet weather or the occasional trip off pavement.

There are a few downsides to the X5, the main one being interior space. It's not as roomy as some rival crossovers with third-row seats. Some of those rivals have fresher and newer designs too. But overall we think the X5 is a solid pick if you want a luxury vehicle that offers a great combination of performance and utility.

2018 BMW X5 models

The 2018 BMW X5 is a midsize luxury SUV that is available in 35i, 35d, 40e and 50i trim levels. All have all-wheel drive (xDrive) except for the 35i, which comes standard with rear-wheel drive (sDrive). A high-performance X5 M variant is reviewed separately. There is seating for five passengers, and an optional third-row seat increases capacity to seven.

Standard features for the 35i and 35d models include 19-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, LED foglights, power-folding and heated mirrors, auto-dimming mirrors, automatic wipers, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, a power liftgate, and front and rear parking sensors.

On the inside, you get dual-zone automatic climate control, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, premium vinyl upholstery, power-adjustable and heated front seats, driver-seat memory functions, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, BMW Assist emergency communications, a 10.2-inch central display screen, BMW's iDrive infotainment interface, a navigation system, voice controls and a nine-speaker sound system.

The 40e plug-in hybrid includes all of the above, along with adjustable suspension dampers and a rear air suspension (optional on all other X5s), along with hybrid-specific instrumentation and additional iDrive menu items.

The X5 50i includes all of the features found in the 35i along with keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, upgraded front seats, four-zone climate control and 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system.

Options include the Luxury, xLine and M Sport equipment lines, which have different wheel designs (up to 20 inches), color schemes, and trim and upholstery types. The M Sport also includes sport front seats and shift paddles for the transmission.

Other bundled options include the Premium package for all but the 50i (keyless ignition and entry, four-zone climate control and satellite radio) and the Luxury Seating package (multicontour front seats with ventilation).

The Driver Assistance package adds a variety of driver safety aids, and you can get even more with the Driver Assistance Plus package. The Dynamic Handling package for xDrive models adds adaptive dampers, a rear air suspension, and a body-roll mitigation feature for improved road holding. The Lighting package bundles upgraded adaptive LED headlights and automatic high-beam headlight control.

Other options for the BMW X5 include Apple CarPlay, a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system, upgraded or extended leather upholstery, upgraded interior trim, and manual sunshades for the rear windows. All X5s except the hybrid can be equipped with second-row comfort seats (with fore/aft and recline adjustment) and a third-row seat (includes the rear air suspension). You can also order a rear-seat entertainment system and a night-vision camera system.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the BMW X5 40e (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | AWD).


There's decent power on tap and it feels stable in corners. But the steering is woefully limp, the brakes are ultimately less powerful than they feel, and the hybrid drivetrain isn't that smooth. BMW engineers also don't seem to recognize that U.S. plug-in hybrid fans prefer to start in EV mode every time.


Don't expect much punch in electric-only mode because this is, after all, a substantial SUV. The engine needs to be involved to pull off passing maneuvers and tight freeway merges, and it will certainly oblige. With everything working together, this X5 can scoot to 60 mph in a tidy 6.6 seconds.


Stops are smooth, and the pedal action is nicely predictable. There isn't much squirming or nosedive in hard braking, but you will get the clear sense that this is a heavy vehicle if you tend to save your stops for the last minute. Our panic-stop test result from 60 mph was longish at 129 feet.


The X5 hybrid's steering is uncommonly bad, not only for BMW but for cars in general. There's no sense of connection, effort does not build in accordance with cornering force and, worst of all, it isn't good at going straight. The driver must pay constant attention for the X5 to follow most grooves and seams.


Even though the steering doesn't help you feel confident, the plug-in X5 does indeed bend into corners gracefully, and it maintains a composed attitude through long bends and tight corners alike. Other X5s offer grippier tires than these, though.


We were annoyed that the plug-in X5 does not default to EV mode when starting out — you have to remember to select Max EV each time. In stop-start hybrid mode, the engine restart was rarely smooth, and the transitions to gasoline almost always included a thunk or a jolt. Needs more polish.


The front seats are quite comfortable and supportive, and the cabin is mostly quiet. But annoyances such as a sometimes springy ride, a seemingly underpowered air-conditioning system and occasional driveline clunks keep it from earning a higher rating.

Seat comfort

They're not plush, but the X5's seats are very comfortable and nicely adjustable. We especially like the pullout lower thigh support at the driver seat's forward edge. One driver spent over 400 miles behind the wheel and never complained about a lack of support or any annoying pressure points.

Ride comfort

It generally smooths out broken concrete and rough asphalt fairly well. But it can also feel very springy in the rear, particularly when crossing over larger swales. It's as if BMW put in stiffer springs to compensate for the hybrid system's weight but did not retune the shock absorbers to match.

Noise & vibration

The X5's hybrid system doesn't draw attention to itself with any weird noises, and it's generally pleasant inside this BMW. Engine noise is either absent in EV mode or nicely muted in hybrid mode, but the transition is often marked by a sharp thud when the engine comes on.

Climate control

The system is easy enough to understand and use, but the vents don't seem to put out sufficient cooling air, both in terms of volume and air temperature. It always seemed to take too long for passengers to begin feeling comfortable after the vehicle sat in a parking lot.


Even though the X5 is bigger than its X3 stablemate, it doesn't feel a class larger on the inside, particularly in terms of elbow room and rear legroom. The typical BMW control layout will be familiar to fans of the brand, though the shift lever is irksome to use. The look and feel are fantastic.

Ease of use

The controls are laid out in traditional BMW fashion. Anyone who has owned any recent BMW will feel right at home. That said, the electronic shifter is harder to use than it needs to be, and it's weird that the rear hatch doesn't have an exterior release mechanism.

Getting in/getting out

The seats are neither too high nor too low, and the sill isn't too wide. But the front seat sits aft of the door post, so you scoot back into the seat, especially if you are tall. The short doors open wide, but the need to step ahead of the pillar moves you into the narrow part of the door opening.

Driving position

There's plenty of seat and steering wheel adjustment. There's a wide range of telescoping movement in the steering wheel, too. The gauges are clearly visible through the steering wheel, too.


Ample head- and legroom, but the cabin feels narrow at the elbow due to the height and closeness of the center console and door armrests, and the door pillar is prominent. The backseat legroom could be better. The X5 is a class bigger than the X3 on the outside but it doesn't feel bigger in the back.


The dash and cowl feel high, as if you're peeking out over the hood. But the side door glass is nice and low, which improves the cabin's feeling of openness. Views to the rear are good, with enough rear side glass to minimize blind spots. The sideview mirrors feel skinny and don't give a wide-enough view.


Wow. This interior looks quite attractive. Nice-looking materials are used throughout, and nothing is too shiny or plastic-looking. What's more, the overall design of the cabin is such that all of the joints between the various parts are hidden in the styling lines.


We really like the split hatch and its short tailgate, and the cargo space is tidy-looking. But the X5 hybrid doesn't hold as much as other SUV competitors. The same is true of interior storage space: What's there is nicely designed and easy to use, but there isn't much of it.

Small-item storage

Decent but not class-leading. The center console space (the split side-hinged top is nice) is reasonably roomy and the glovebox is a decent size. The front door pockets aren't long, but they are wide. The console has a pair of cupholders but no place for a phone. The back seat has the same door pockets and cupholders in the fold-down armrest.

Cargo space

The hatch is split into two halves: a hatch and a short tailgate. The tailgate keeps items from spilling out, and it makes a great place to change a diaper or sit and swap shoes. But the floor is a bit high and the roof is a little low, so outright cargo volume is merely adequate.

Child safety seat accommodation

LATCH anchors are clearly marked in the seat creases, and you don't have to dig around to find them. Top tethers are low down on the rear seatback, and hookup will require temporary removal of the retractable cargo cover. Clearance for bulky rear-facing seats is questionable, and you'll need to move the front seat forward.


This X5 benefits from years of refinement of BMW's iDrive system, and this time the automaker has added Apple CarPlay compatibility that does not need a wired connection to function. The audio and navigation systems both work quite well, and the number of potential audio sources is comprehensive.

Audio & navigation

The X5 has a very wide display screen, enabling a handy split-screen mode. The powerful audio system offers several source options — AM/FM with HD radio, XM, Bluetooth, USB, Pandora and more. It's all controlled by the iDrive controller, and this most recent iteration is easy to learn and use.

Smartphone integration

Bluetooth pairing is straightforward and easy, and that's all you need to do to use Apple CarPlay, which works wirelessly in this car. Once it's set up, you just get in and drive. Android Auto is also supported, and there are multiple USB jacks if you prefer to hook up that way.


Overall7.1 / 10

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 BMW X5.

Most helpful consumer reviews

Hot 40e
Al smith,11/07/2018
xDrive40e iPerformance 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
For my 82 K, really love this vechical, after reading the othe reviews I’ve had NONE of the other problems referred to, mine is a 5 star, mileage is running well over 30mpg
Real world mpg of 2018 BMW X5xDrive40e
xDrive40e iPerformance 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
I drive 18 miles to work, and charge the car at each end of my commute. During the commute, I drive in electric mode only until it runs out of electricity (9sually 12- 14 miles), and then on gas for the last few miles. Based upon the BMW app which monitors the car's performance each trip, I regularly get 130-150 miles per gallon during my commute. However, once I leave my commute routine, the mileage plummets. On all gas, I get about 24 mpg. But if its a combination of commuting to work and going away for the weekend (with no charging over the weekend), it appears that I average in the low 30's overall. Bottom line: if you have a short commute and are willing to charge at both ends, you can achieve amazing mileage. Otherwise, its probably not worth the hassle of dealing with the electric. As a comparison, in my Lexus Hybrid SUV, I averaged in the high 20's with no external charging.
X5 edrive40 2018
xDrive40e iPerformance 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)
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Features & Specs

N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
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Our experts like the X5 models:

Active Blind-Spot Detection
Warns the driver when there are vehicles or objects in the vehicle's blind spots.
Active Driving Assistant
Helps the driver avoid a crash by combining front collision mitigation, pedestrian detection and lane departure warning.
Rear Axle Air Suspension
Keeps the car level when heavily loaded, ensuring consistent high-speed handling and braking performance.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover18.8%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 2018 BMW X5

Used 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid Overview

The Used 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid is offered in the following styles: xDrive40e iPerformance 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A).

What's a good price on a Used 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid?

Price comparisons for Used 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid trim styles:

  • The Used 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid xDrive40e iPerformance is priced between $40,257 and$48,990 with odometer readings between 24199 and35888 miles.

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