BMW X5 Reliability

German cars have had a history of making safe and luxury cars, but they have a high maintenance cost. BMW is famous for its athletic designs, driving dynamics, and magnificent interior. The X5 is a mid-size SUV, part of the X series, which produces sporty SUVs with all the luxury features.


The X5 is a big SUV, which can easily carry 5 or 6 persons with 72.3 cubic feet of cargo space. The X5 has had many generations since 1999, and it is currently in its 4th generation. It has an AWD system, which increases the rad traction, and it has a powerful 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine that can range up to the X5 M’S 4.4 L twin-turbocharged 8-cylinder engine.


The reliability of German cars had a very good reputation, but that has decreased very much recently. This is mainly because of the high maintenance costs, especially in BMWs. However, indeed, BMWs provide the best driving facilities with extremely premium quality interior and technology features.

The X5 is not the best SUV, but it is better than many of its rivals. In fact, it has a reliability score of 77 out of 100 by J.D Power, which is termed as average. However, the quality of parts used in the car, and the powertrain justifies the car’s hype and price.

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Safety is not an issue with the German carmakers. BMW is ranked as the safest car in the world, and the X5 is not an exception. The X5 has a 5-stars rating and it was also featured in the IIHS’ “Top Safety Pick” award. It has many other active safety features that ensure the safety of passengers.

Maintenance and repairing

This is where BMW’s reliability goes down. BMWs are known for their high maintenance costs. However, the quality of parts is good, but they still need regular maintenance and oil changes to keep running smoothly. The average yearly maintenance cost of the X5 is around $1,100, which is somewhat not so expensive as compared to its competitors.


Is BMW X5 a Front-Wheel-Drive, Rear-Wheel-Drive or All-Wheel-Drive car?    

The BMW X5 is a Rear-Wheel Drive car.    

How many seats are in the BMW X5?    

The BMW X5 is a car with 5 seats. The EPA Classification for this car is: Standard SUV 2WD    

What is the horsepower in a BMW X5 and does it have a turbo?    

The BMW X5 has 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. The engine is a Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6 with a displacement of 3.0 L The fuel system is: Gasoline Direct Injection.    

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What type of wheels does it have?    

BMW X5 has 19 X 9 inch Aluminum Front Wheels and 19 X 9 inch Aluminum Rear Wheels.

Do BMW X5 have problems?

A transmission problem is a costly issue that has been reported in the BMW X5. Transmission problems were reported by drivers as erratic shifting and a warning light on the dashboard. To protect the transmission from damage, the car may go into limp mode if it runs out of transmission fluid.

What are the bad years for BMW X5?

This 2011 model year’s stalling engine is the biggest problem with the BMW X5 crossover SUV. We also see water leaking from the interior of the 2008 X5. Transmission malfunction in 2013 X5 is the third most serious problem. These problems can be found in less than 70,000 miles.

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