This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest BMW X5 (07-13) review.

Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

About as safe as they get whether you crash or avoid an accident in the first place. Full marks in Euro NCAP crash test, eight airbags and electronic chassis controls that will even stabilise anything being towed.

There are bigger boots in the class but there's still plenty of useable space and it's made more accessible by a split tailgate with a drop-down lower half and a floor that slides out to help with loading heavy items.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW X5 (00-06).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Carbon Black equipment

Carbon Black standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone
Carbon Black optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Exclusive Edition equipment

Exclusive Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Exclusive Edition optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel

Le Mans Blue Sport Edition equipment

Le Mans Blue Sport Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Le Mans Blue Sport Edition optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
SE optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

SE Exclusive Edition equipment

SE Exclusive Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
SE Exclusive Edition optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim

SE Sport equipment

SE Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
SE Sport optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Traction control

Sport Exclusive Edition equipment

Sport Exclusive Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Sport Exclusive Edition optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim