Used 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid
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
Which X5 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating7.1 / 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.
|Overall||7.1 / 10|
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Features & Specs
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.