Used Car: 2013 BMW X5 Review
Test drivers said that the 2013 BMW X5 has excellent performance, but it has a complicated infotainment system and its firm ride may not be for everybody.
The 2013 BMW X5 is available with a range of engines, including the standard turbocharged six-cylinder, the available twin-turbo V8 and the available diesel six-cylinder engine. Not matter the engine that the X5 is outfitted with, reviewers said plenty of power is available. With the base engine, the 2013 X5 gets an EPA-estimated 16/23 mpg city/highway, which is fairly typical for the class. With the diesel engine, the BMW X5 returns 19/26 mpg, which is good for the class. Auto writers noted that the X5 has superb handling and feels extremely athletic. However, some also said it’s not the best choice if you want a soft, comfortable ride.
Though most reviewers liked the 2013 BMW X5’s cabin for its quality construction and materials, test drivers complained that the X5’s infotainment controls can be distracting, making them tough to use. Several reviewers commented that the second row has unimpressive legroom, and that the available third row is not spacious, though this is a common complaint for a third row. Standard features in the 2013 BMW X5 include USB and auxiliary inputs, Bluetooth, BMW’s iDrive infotainment system and leatherette upholstery. Optional features when it was new include navigation, a rearview camera, leather upholstery, front and rear parking sensors and adaptive cruise control. The 2013 X5’s cargo space is typical for the class.
Other SUVs to Consider
The 2013 Porsche Cayenne has a similar range of available engines as the X5, and reviewers agreed that all models have plenty of power. Reviewers loved the Cayenne’s nimble handling and opulent interior.
Unlike the X5, the 2013 Infiniti FX comes standard with a rearview camera, and most reviewers were pleased with the simplicity of its infotainment controls. It also has a powerful available V8 engine and nimble handling that impressed reviewers.