2006 BMW X5

Review Summaries

What reviewers liked most about the BMW X5

  • Keeping this hot-rodded X5 [4.6i] glued to the ground is a sport suspension with... exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels.

    - Edmunds.com
  • Crash-testing of the X5 has allowed it to set new standards in front- and side-impact protection.

    - Edmunds.com
  • It may be the best-handling SUV on the road. It almost feels like an oversized rally car.

    - New Car Test Drive
  • The X5 wants to be driven like a sports car. The five-speed Steptronic transmission can be easily used like a stick, downshifting with a snick or two of the lever for turns, sometimes instead of braking.

    - New Car Test Drive
  • At highway speeds... a tiny poke at the accelerator seems to levitate the X5 above and beyond fellow travelers.

    - The Car Connection
  • ...manual gearbox, lightweight six-cylinder, and tush-friendly suspension made the test vehicle pretty close to wonderful.

    - USA Today
  • ...the X5 can handle anything a graded surface can throw at it...including" a severe case of red clay mud.

    - Woman Motorist

What reviewers liked least about the BMW X5

  • ...a full-size spare tire... was an 18-inch Michelin in our X5 that was shod with the 19-inch Bridgestones.

    - Car and Driver
  • ...a jarring ride on all but the smoothest blacktop.

    - Car and Driver
  • ...this isn't what we'd call a highly capable off-road vehicle. And cargo capacity isn't a strong point.

    - New Car Test Drive
  • Four-wheel drive: Inferior to less-sophisticated, conventional systems in snow and ice.

    - USA Today

BMW X5 Comparisons

  • Compared to the Mercedes ML430, the X5's track is one inch wider and it rides 2.2 inches lower.

    - New Car Test Drive

Best one-liner about the BMW X5

  • If the AMG Benz is for horsepower extremists, the X5 [4.4i] is still a power hitter-the Sammy Sosa to Mark McGuire of SUVs, maybe.

    - New Car Test Drive
  • ...looks like a 540i wagon on steroids...

    - New Car Test Drive
  • The X5 doesn't just ferry occupants through the urban jungle; it exempts them from it.

    - The Car Connection
  • Cross County Bmw

    909 Middlesex Ave, Metuchen, NJ 4.85 miles from you
  • Open Road BMW

    731 Us Highway 1, Edison, NJ 6.12 miles from you

    391 Us Hwy 22, Springfield, NJ 9.33 miles from you
  • Bmw

    20 Colony Rd, Jersey City, NJ 13.92 miles from you

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