2017 BMW X5

MSRP $56,600 - $73,650

Ranked #5 in Midsize Suv

8.0

Overall Rating

2017 BMW X5 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 6, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 BMW X5 carries forward its body design from the previous model year, but it sure does modify the interiors and upgrades the infotainment offering to a large extent. Offered in five trims, the 2017 BMW X5 is priced at an MSRP range of $56,000-$73,650. It gets four powertrains to choose from, of which one is a hybrid engine and one is a diesel engine. This Beemer gets a strong rivalry from the 2017 Audi Q7, Infiniti QX70, and the Merc GLE 350

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Pros

Comfortable cabin

wide range of customization available

User-friendly infotainment system

Cons

Limited legroom in the rear

What's New?

Wireless charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$56600

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

160 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

300 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

300 lb.-ft. @ 1200 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

115.5 in.

length

193.3 in.

width

76.3 in.

height

69.4 in.

curb weight

4625 lbs.

ground clearance

8.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

52 cu ft.

cargo volume

76.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

5952 lbs.

payload capacity

1110 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4 sec.

zero to 100 mph

9.2 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

4.5

standing 1/4-mile

12.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/21/25 mpg

highway range

425.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

sDrive35i$56,600 onwards

xDrive35i$58,900 onwards

xDrive50i$73,650 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 BMW X5 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

8.8

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.6

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.9

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OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


The 2017 BMW X5 offers as many as five trims, the price range of which is $56,000-$73,650. The difference between these five terms is majorly the powertrain offering, in total there are three powertrains on offer. The standard engine is a 3.0L gas engine. The other engines are a 3.0L diesel engine, a 2.0L hybrid engine, and a 4.4L gas engine.

2017 BMW X5

The interiors offered are extremely opulent and luxurious. Furthermore, even the safety offering and infotainment features are the best in class. With an average acceleration time to offer, the beemer also has a fine fuel economy, though not best in class.


7.5/10
Features

8.8/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.6/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.9/10
Safety


2017 BMW X5 Features

7.5/10

"Whether you choose the standard six-cylinder or one of the optional V8 engines, the 2017 BMW X5 should prove to have enough grunt for daily driving." - Cars.USnews

The 2017 BMW X5 is offered with a total of three powertrain options, the price range of which goes from $56,000-$73,650. The total number of trims offered is five, the details of which are mentioned below in the chart. Further, the chart also mentions the features offered in each of the five trims. The 3.0L engine options are denoted with the "35" tag as its trim name. The 2.0L engine gets the "40" tag trim name and the 4.4L engine trim gets the "50" tag in its name.

Trim sDrive35i xDrive35i xDrive35d xDrive40e iPerformance xDrive50i
MSRP $56,600 $58,900 $60,400 $63,200 $73,650
Engine 3-Liter Turbocharged Inline-6 Gasoline 3-Liter Turbocharged Inline-6 Gasoline 3-Liter Turbocharged Inline-6 Diesel 2-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4 plug-in Hybrid engine 4.4 Liter Turbocharged V8 Gasoline
Key Features Rear wheel drive All-wheel drive All-wheel drive All-wheel drive All-wheel drive
  Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding, and Turn Signal Indicator Other features same as sDrive35i Other features same as xDrive35i Other features same as xDrive35i Other features same as xDrive35i
  Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System, Weatherband and 20 Gb Internal Memory Power Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints      
  Radio: Anti-Theft AM/FM Stereo w/CD/MP3        
  Enhanced USB & Bluetooth        

We recommend

Offered at a price tag of $56,600, we would suggest you go for the basic trim, sDrive35i. This trim offers the most value for money. Being a BMW, it comes with advanced features and comforts as standard.

2017 BMW X5 Engine and Performance

8.8/10
"For the vast majority of drivers, the base 35i six-cylinder engine provides more than enough power. Upgrading to the xDrive50i's V8 will probably feel like overkill for all but the most power-hungry drivers, and at that point, the high-performance X5 M is a more intriguing alternative. " - Edmunds

This review focuses on the 2017 BMW X5 sDrive 35i, as mentioned before, it comes equipped with a 3.0L engine. It is capable of generating 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. This turbo powertrain comes mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission system that delivers all the power to the rear wheels. However, the xDrive35i trim, which is equipped with the same powertrain, has a different drivetrain, an AWD.

2017 BMW X5

According to the terms used by BMW in their trim naming, "i" stands for petrol and "d" stands for Diesel. The xDrive35d comes with a 3.0L diesel engine, it generates 255 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 BMW X5 also offers a hybrid variant, the xDrive40e iPerformance, priced at $63,200, it gets a 9-kWh battery pack that delivers an extra boost and a 14-mile range. The final trim offered gets a 4.4L V8 turbocharged engine that generates 445hp and 480 lb-ft of torque.

Model 2017 BMW X5 sDrive 2017 Audi Q7 2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE 350
MSRP $56,600 $59,500 $45,850 $54,500
Engine 3.0L DOHC I-6 24V TwinPower Turbo 3.0L TFSI V6 DOHC 3.7L V6 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6
Transmission 8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 7-speed automatic 7-speed automatic
Horsepower (hp@RPM) 300 hp @ 5800 RPM 333 hp @ 5500 RPM 325 hp @ 7000 RPM 302 hp @ 6500 RPM
Torque (lb-ft@RPM) 300 lb-ft @ 1200 RPM 325 lb-ft @ 2900 RPM 267 lb-ft @ 5200 RPM 273 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM

Against its rivals, the BMW X5 is the least in terms of power generation. The 2017 Audi Q7 churns out the most power with its 3.0L V6 engine, 333hp, and 325 lb-ft of torque. The next best offering is the 3.7L V6 engine offered by the 2017 Infiniti QX70, it delivers 325 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Mercedes gets the second-largest engine and yet delivers only 302 hp. Its 3.5L V6 engine delivers 273 lb-ft of torque and ranks third for its power output.

Acceleration of the 2017 BMW X5

BMW is known for offering a lower-powered engine that yet manages to outperform its competitors in terms of acceleration. However, in this situation, we will have to verify the same. Considering the 3.0L inline-6 engine that is present in the sDrive35i, it is capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. Further, it also records a timing of 14.8 seconds for the quarter-mile dash.

Model 2017 BMW X5 sDrive 2017 Audi Q7 2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE 350
0-60 MPH (seconds) 6.1 sec 5.7 sec 6.1 sec 7.5 sec
Quarter mile (seconds) 14.8 sec 14.3 sec 14.5 sec 16.6 sec
Engine 3.0 L 3.0 L 3.7 L 3.5L
Emission

(Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.4 8.4 9.3 8.8

Given that all the competition in consideration has more power generation than the BMW X5, we might be in the misconception that this will carry forward even to the acceleration timings. However, the scenario isn't the same. The BMW X5 ranks second along with the 2017 Infiniti QX70, after the 2017 Audi Q7. The Audi records a timing of 5.7 seconds for going from a standstill to 60 mph. The second rankers recorded the same in 6.1 seconds, followed by the Mercedes GLE with timing of 7.5 seconds.

Ride and Handling of the 2017 BMW X5

BMW, a brand that has unfailing delivered performance-oriented cars. They are known for offering a sheer adrenaline blast of an experience. However, the performance cars of the beemer also have a history of being sturdy while turning. However, the X5 comes with responsive steering, the body roll is reduced due to the same. Even compared to the competition the body roll is much lesser in the 2017 X5. The weight of the vehicle isn't felt as it is deposited on the steering wheel for the competitor cars.

Braking of the 2017 BMW X5

The 2017 X5 comes equipped with a set of 13.7-inch rotors for the front wheels, and the rear wheels come equipped with a set of 12.6-inch rotors. This gives the Beemer an ability to come to a freeze from a whopping 60mph in just 129 feet. The pedal is indeed linear and responsive. This delivers the feeling of confidence and safety.

Model 2017 BMW X5 sDrive 2017 Audi Q7 2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE 350
Brake Front (in.) 13.7 14.8 12.6 13.0
Brake Rear (in.) 12.6 13.8 12.1 12.8
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4,625 4,938 4,209 4751
60-0 MPH (ft.) 129 117 N/A 130

The biggest rotors in class are equipped on the 2017 Audi Q7, a set of 14.8-inch rotors, and a set of 13.8-inch rotors for the front and rear wheels respectively. This also translates to the best-in-class brake performance, coming from 60-0 mph in 117 feet. The Merc takes 130 feet for the same.

2017 BMW X5 Fuel Economy

6.0/10

"The base 2017 X5 sDrive35i and xDrive35i come standard with a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that puts out 300 horsepower." - Cars.USnews

Equipped with a fuel tank capacity of 22.4 gallons, the 2017 BMW X5 offers an EPA reading of 18 miles to a gallon for city drives, 25 miles to a gallon for Highway cruises, and a combined reading of 21 miles to a gallon. This offering is indeed competitive but clearly isn't the best in consideration.

Model 2017 BMW X5 sDrive 2017 Audi Q7 2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE 350
MPG (city) 18 19 17 18
MPG (highway) 25 25 24 22
MPG (combined) 21 21 19 19

The 2017 Audi Q7 has the best gas mileage to offer, for a single gallon of gas, it returns a combined reading of 21 miles, a highway mpg of 25, and a city mpg of 19. The ranking is followed by the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE 350, and the Infiniti QX70, specifically in this order.

2017 BMW X5 Interior

8.6/10
If you've been in any current BMW vehicle, the look, feel and function of the 2017 X5 will be very familiar, and that's a good thing. High-quality materials abound, and everything gives the impression of top-notch build quality. - Edmunds

Seating and Comfort of the 2017 BMW X5

With an ability to accommodate 5 individuals the 2017 BMW X5 offers a spacious interior both for the front and second row of seats. It goes without saying that the interior of the BMW comes with premium materials and offers a whole lot of opulence therein. However, the X5 is ideal just for 4 adults as the fifth individual would have to crunch in back there in the second row.

Model 2017 BMW X5 sDrive 2017 Audi Q7 2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE 350
Passenger capacity 5 7 5 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 39.8/60.5/40.4 38.4/59.5/41.7 39.3/57.3/44.7 38.9/58.5/40.3
Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.3/58.3/36.6 38.8/58.5/38.8 38.5/57.4/34.6 38.5/58.4/38.4
Third

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A 35.9/49.4/29.2 N/A N/A

In comparison with the competition, it is the 2017 Infiniti QX70 that offers the most competitive interiors in terms of passenger space. Among the cars in consideration, it is only the Audi Q7 that accommodates 7 individuals, as compared to its rivals which offer accommodation only for 5 passengers each. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 and the Q7 have very close interior dimensions and rank after the BMW and Infiniti QX70 in that order.

Infotainment System of the 2017 BMW X5

With respect to the infotainment system, you would find a 10.2-inch touchscreen on the dashboard of the X5. It comes equipped with easy-to-use control buttons and the system is user-friendly with an easy-to-understand user interface. Equipped with the basic features, a list of which is given below. Further, you would have to shell out a couple of hundred dollars if you want a smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay.

  • 10.2-inch display
  • Navigation
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Wireless device charging
  • AUX
  • Apple CarPlay

Cargo volume of the 2017 BMW X5

In the aspect of cargo space offered, the 2017 X5 provides a standard space of 35.8 cubic feet. Pretty decent for its segment, the offering extends up to 76.7 cubic feet with the second row of seats folded down. However, in the second scenario, the Beemer can accommodate only two individuals.

Model 2017 BMW X5 sDrive 2017 Audi Q7 2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE 350
Cargo Volume 3rd row up (ft.3) N/A 14.8 N/A N/A
Cargo Volume 2nd row up (ft.3) 35.8 37.5 24.8 38.2
Cargo Volume 2nd row folded (ft.3) 76.7 71.6 62.0 80.3

Against its competition, we have the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 with the largest cargo space, it measures 80.3 cubic feet for its maximum cargo space and the standard space of 38.2 cubic feet. The beemer ranks second followed by the Audi Q7 with a standard offering of 14.8 cubic feet, behind its third row, and a maximum of 71.6 cubic feet. The QX70 ranks last with an offering of 62 cubic feet.

2017 BMW X5 Exterior

8.0/10
From a distance the 2017 X5 looks a lot like its smaller brother, the X3. This is a good thing, because it means that BMW's stylists have cleverly hidden the majority of the BMW's bulk. -Kelley Blue Book

Dimension and Weight of the 2017 BMW X5

The 2017 BMW X5 carries forward its body design even to this model year. The majority of the audience consider it to be aged and obsolete, however, we do have a select few who yet praise its looks. Moving to the dimension aspect the X5 is amongst the lightest vehicles in class weighing 4625 lbs. With a length of 193.3 inches, it is the second-longest car in the class. Further, it offers a decent ground clearance of 8.2 inches with a height of 69.4 inches.

Model 2017 BMW X5 sDrive 2017 Audi Q7 2017 Infiniti QX70 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE 350
Curb weight (lbs.) 4,625 4,938 4,209 4751
Length(in) 193.3 199.6 191.3 189.1
Width(in) 76.3 77.5 75.9 75.8
Height(in) 69.4 68.5 65.0 70.7
Ground clearance (in) 8.2 9.3 7.4 6.7
Wheelbase (in) 115.5 117.9 113.6 114.8
Track width (in) F/R 64.7/65.0 66.1/66.6 64.4/64.6 64.7/65.2

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 and the Infiniti QX70 are more stylish in design. Just like the Beemer, even the Audi Q7 carries forward its body design to the 2017 model year, it is also the heaviest vehicle in class weighing 4938 pounds. Each of these cars in consideration stands out for various aspects of their dimension and hence we cannot decide upon the best in class. The 2017 BMW X5 has a fine set of exterior features to offer the list of which is given below:

Exterior features of the 2017 BMW X5

  • Aluminum Hexagon Interior Trim
  • Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored
  • Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround
  • Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color
  • Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear
  • High-Gloss Roof Rails
  • Privacy Glas

2017 BMW X5 Safety

7.9/10

"The BMW X5 earned top scores in almost every crash test performed." - Cars.USnews

Being a prominent and premium brand, the 2017 BMW fits its X5 with all the advanced safety features. Apart from the basic features that you would find in any random beemer, you also get stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock system (disc brakes), and a basic driver assistance system. Further, you could opt for the Driver assistance plus package that comes with a 360-degree parking camera system, blind-spot monitoring system, and lane departure warning system.

2017 BMW X5

With regard to safety ratings, the 2017 BMW X5 receives a 5-star rating from NHTSA and also bags the top rating for forwarding collision mitigation systems. It further received a four out of five-star rating in its rollover crash test as conducted by NHTSA. It bags a clean 5-star rating in all the other aspects. IIHS gives it an "Acceptable" grading for its headlights and a "Marginal" grading for latch ease of use, in all the other aspects it receives a "Good" rating.

Safety Features of the 2017 BMW X5

  • Dsc-X Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • BMW Assist eCall Emergency Sos
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inch: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners

2017 BMW X5 Competition

2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 Audi Q7

Right from the performance aspect, the 2017 Audi Q7 has a leading edge. It further comes with extremely silent interiors that are luxurious and comforting as well, its supercharged V6 engine boasting of the best in class acceleration is unmatchable. However, its interior room for passengers and cargo is lesser than what the BMW X5 offers. The most astonishing fact is that along with unprecedented performance it also offers the best in class gas mileage and would hence make a better choice over the BMW any day.

2017 Audi Q7

2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 Infiniti QX70

The Infiniti QX70 offers more power than the BMW but lesser torque. It has an acceleration time that is better than the BMW by a split second. It takes the lead in terms of exterior design but fails by a tiny bit for the interior room offered. The BMW offers better gas mileage and cargo space. Without any adieu, we can conclude that the 2017 BMW X5 is a better choice.

2017 Infiniti QX70

2017 BMW X5 vs 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE 350 4MATIC

Up against the 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE 350, it is the BMW that offers better acceleration despite the opponent and offering two ponies more. The BMW also goes ahead to take lead with better fuel efficiency, and a larger passenger room. However, the Mercedes offers a better cargo room and better interior features, along with an abundance of comfort and luxury.

2017 Mercedes Benz GLE 350

 

2017 BMW X5 Final Verdict

The 2017 BMW X5 would make perfect sense for someone who is looking out for a performance-oriented vehicle. With the perfect handling and acceleration to its name, the X5 would make a very good buy. With an obsolete design on the outside, the interior shows a completely different story, even the infotainment system season upgrade, and is extremely user-friendly. Overall it is a value for money offering given the performance and engine configuration offered.

2017 BMW X5

 


2017 BMW X5 FAQs

What is the power offered by the 2017 BMW X5?

The 2017 BMW X5 offers a maximum power output of 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.

What is the fuel tank capacity of the 2017 BMW X5?

The 2017 BMW X5 offers a fuel tank capacity of 22.4 gallons.

Can the 2017 BMW X5 tow?

The 2017 BMW X5 has a towing capacity of 5952 lbs

At what price is the 2017 BMW X5 offered?

The 2017 BMW X5 is offered at an MSRP range of $56,600-$73,650

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