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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The X5 comes with front and side airbags for the driver and passenger, as well as curtain airbags for the first and second rows. For extra BMW X5 safety there's electronic stability control that helps to correct the car's line during a skid. Hi-tech braking aids that prime the car in anticipation of an emergency stop are also featured on the X5. Hill descent control and hill-start assistant help when driving off road while parking sensors, plus Isofix child seat mounting points and run-flat tyres are also standard.

Roomier than the original model, the second-generation X5 also offers up to seven seats for the first time. The extra row will set you back more than £1300, but they do fold flat into the load area - however the seats are small, hard and cramped and with little legroom it's virtually impossible for adults to squeeze into them. Thankfully the middle row has enough space for three and folding tilting and sliding them forward is simple.

A luggage capacity of 620 litres sounds good but it's less than rivals like the Audi Q7 and Range Rover Sport - fold all the seats down and that increases to 1,750 litres but this is still smaller than many rivals. However storage up front is good and the X5 can be fitted with a rear-view camera for reversing, which can also help with attaching a towbar to a trailer thanks to a specific 'docking line' guide that appears on screen.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW X5 (07-13).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • 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
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats

M Performance equipment

M Performance standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
M Performance optional equipment
None available

M Sport equipment

M Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
M Sport optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
SE optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

X5M equipment

X5M standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
X5M optional equipment
None available