2022 BMW X5

MSRP $59,400 - $61,700

Ranked #15 in Midsize Suv

2022 BMW X5 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: November 23, 2021

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The performance-oriented BMW X5 is here with its mid-cycle updates. For 2022, the X5 will remain mostly unchanged in terms of mechanicals as it received a generation change in 2019 when it was revamped from the ground up. The 2022 BMW X5 may offer certain cosmetic updates with its bumpers and headlamps. There are 3 trim levels to choose from. For the love of performance, there's an M Sport trim as well. From 2021 onwards, the PHEV version is offered with a six-cylinder engine separately. All the trims offer immaculate performance and an unmatchable driving experience. The interior will get minor touch-ups and upgrades to the already well-equipped cabin.



The 2022 BMW X5 might touch the $60,000 mark for the base sDrive40i trim. The price might shoot up to $83,000 if we talk about the M50i trim. BMW has new plans as there's a rumored hydrogen-cell-powered trim in the making and may debut soon. The X5 is the first choice in America in the luxury crossover segment. That said, the 2022 X5 will compete with equally capable rivals such as the Audi Q7Land Rover Discovery, and the Acura MDX

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Pros

Luxurious cabin

Athletic driving dynamics

Powerful V8 powered M Sport trim

Long list of standard features

Cons

Pricey as compared to rivals

Stiffer suspension setup

Not suited for off-road

Three-row seats not standard

What's New?

Limited-edition Black Vermilion joins X5 trim lineup


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$59400

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

335 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

330 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-Automatic w/OD

dimensions

wheelbase

117.1 in.

length

194.3 in.

width

78.9 in.

height

68.7 in.

curb weight

4828 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/23/26 mpg

highway range

569.40 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

sDrive40i$59,400 onwards

xDrive40i$61,700 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 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

Pricing and Features

6.0

Engine and Performace

9.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

6.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.3

Overall Rating


The official price for the 2022 BMW X5 starts from $59,400 for the rear-wheel-drive sDrive40i model and $61,700 for the all-wheel-drive xDrive40i model. The xDrive40i will cost you $2,000 higher than the base trim. The PHEV sits in the middle with its $63,700 price tag. And the top M50i  and M trim will take $82,800 and $105,900 off your pocket. Also, a new hydrogen fuel X5 trim will be added to the lineup by the name of hydrogen NEXT, which is expected to launch at $70,000. 

2022 BMW X5 SUV front view
2022 BMW X5 SUV rear view

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2022 BMW X5 Buying Advice

We recommend going for the xDrive40i over the standard sDrive40i trim as the former adds a full-time AWD and Servotronic Power Steering Assist. Having said that, the BMW X5 also has a choice of optional packages, but we won’t recommend any as personal requirements and needs are different for every person and thus will leave this on you to decide.

2022 BMW X5 Features

The 2022 BMW X5 will be available in two trims sDrive40i and xDrive40i. The M variant and PHEV variant will be reviewed separately. The base xDrive40i trim will start from $59,400, while the xDrive40i trim will start at $61,700. The standard features will include a panoramic sunroof, adaptive suspension dampers, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable and heated front seats, keyless entry with push-button start, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, etc. Standard safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert.

Trims

Base

Black Vermillion Edition

MSRP (sDrive40i)

$59,400 N/A

MSRP (xDrive40i)

$61,700 $82,300

Key Features

19-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires

Adds/Upgrades to xDrive40i:

  LED headlamps with Programmable LED DRLs BMW Individual Frozen Black Metallic exterior color
  12.3-inch digital driver display with Drive 7.0 Full Merino leather upholstery with red piping 
  12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with 10-speaker HiFi Sound System M Sport styling package and Parking Assistance Package
  Power adjustable front seats with multi-stage heating and memory Adaptive Suspension and Sport Exhaust
  Panoramic moonroof Head-up display, gesture control, and remote engine start
  Multifunction and power-adjustable steering wheel with heating Harman Kardon sound system
  Sensatec upholstery on the seats and steering wheel 22-inch alloy wheels in Orbit Gray finish
  Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and 4G LTE WiFi Laser LED headlights with a Red-colored grille

Apart from the standard features, BMW will offer a host of packages and options with the 2022 X5. A few of the optional packages will include M Sport Package, Premium Package, Driving Assistance Package, Luxury Seating Package, Executive package, Individual options, etc. Now we don’t have the exact pricing of these packages but will update this section once we get them.

BMW vehicles are generally launched during the summer. We can expect the 2022 BMW X5 to arrive at dealerships within a few months as BMW has already teased the upcoming X5.

2022 BMW X5 Engine and Performance

The 2022 BMW X5 powertrain will be a carryover, which is a 3.0L Turbo inline-6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that puts out 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. All power generated is sent to the rear wheels. The xDrive40i trim on the hand replaces the RWD with a full-time AWD. With the AWD system, the X5 becomes capable on the off-roads, putting out its full potential. The Black Vermilion edition also includes the M Sport package, adaptive M suspension, Premium package, and Parking Assistance package. Only around 350 copies will be sold in the U.S.

2022 BMW X5 SUV in action

The X5 does 0-60 MPH in just 5.2 seconds and the quarter-mile comes in 13.7 seconds. Compared to that, Audi Q7 does 0-60 in 6.3 seconds, followed by Acura MDX doing 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds. The Land Rover Discovery remains last with 0-60 mph time of 7.7 seconds. When comparing the price, Land Rover comes out to be the most expensive option in the competition.

Models

2022 BMW X5

2022 Audi Q7 2022 Mercede-Benz GLE-Class 2022 Volvo XC90

MSRP

$59,400 $54,950 $54,750 $49,000

Engine

3.0L TwinPower Turbocharged I-6 2.0L Turbocharged I-4 2.0L Turbocharged I-4 2.0L Turbocharged I-4

Drivetrain

RWD AWD RWD FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic 9-speed automatic 8-speed automatic

Power

335 hp @ 5,500 RPM 248 hp @ 5,000 RPM 255 hp @ 5,800 RPM 250 hp @ 5,500 RPM

Torque

331 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM 273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM 273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM 258 lb-ft @1,800 RPM

0-60 MPH

5.3 secs 6.3 secs 7.0 secs 7.5 secs

Quarter Mile

13.6 secs 13.7 secs 15.1 secs 15.7 secs

Top Speed

130 MPH 130 MPH 130 MPH 130 MPH

The adaptive dampers provided in the BMW X5 are expected to perform as they did in the previous-gen model. Since we haven’t driven the SUV yet, but going by our experience in the 2021 X5, they do an impressive job and you won’t feel for a second you are driving a 4,800 plus pounds SUV. The major highlight here is the minimum body roll despite being an SUV. The standard electronic kick-in time without being intrusive gives you an unmatched driving experience. 

As for the rivals, the Land Rover Discovery is the most powerful with 355 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, followed by the Audi Q7 with 335 horses and 369 lb-ft of torque. Next comes the BMW X5 with 335 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, which puts the Acura MDX as the least powerful SUV with 290 horses and 267 lb-ft of torque. Despite being the most expensive and most powerful, Land Rover fails to turn into performance as it stands last in the 0-60 mph figures.

2022 BMW X5 Fuel Economy

6.0/10

As the powertrain is carried over from the 2021 X5, the fuel economy will remain the same as the 2022 X5. The 2022 BMW X5 will return around 21 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and a combined 23 mpg of gas mileage. With a 21.9-gallon fuel tank, you can expect a range of more than 450 miles in the city, 560 miles on the highway, and a combined range of 500 plus miles.

Models

2022 BMW X5

2022 Audi Q7 2022 Mercede-Benz GLE-Class 2022 Volvo XC90

MPG (City)

21

19 19 21

MPG (Highway)

26

23 26 30

MPG (Combined)

23

21 22 25

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

21.9

22.5 22.5 18.8

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (mi)

460 / 569 / 503

427.5 / 517.5 / 472.5 427.5 / 585 / 495 395 / 564 / 450

As for the competitors, the BMW X5 is the most fuel-efficient here with a combined 23 mpg of gas mileage. Next comes Acura MDX with a combined 21 mpg of gas mileage, which is also similar to what Land Rover Discovery offers. The 2022 Audi Q7 happens to be the least efficient here with combined gas mileage of 20 mpg only.

2022 BMW X5 Interior

7.0/10

The interior of the upcoming X5 is mostly unchanged except in the new Black Vermillion special edition model. If we stack it up with the 2021 model, the 2022 X5's interior is unchanged with a luxurious cabin with tons of features. Inside the special edition X5, you will have exclusive badging, black leather seats with red piping, a leather dashboard, carbon fiber trim, and glass controls, among other upgrades. That said, the BMW X5 will be a driver-focused car, and the driver's display might offer a fresh look for 2022. The cabin quality will be phenomenal, with generous use of leather upholstery and chrome accents. Apart from minor nips and tucks, the cabin won’t see any radical changes. The 

2022 BMW X5 SUV cockpit area

The cargo capacity is decent as the X5 has up to 33.9 cubic feet of space behind its second row. An optional seven-seat configuration is also available, which can reduce the available cargo space accordingly. As for the competitors, all of them come standard with a three-row setup, so they will have far less cargo space compared to the two-row standard X5.

Models

2022 BMW X5

2022 Audi Q7 2022 Mercede-Benz GLE-Class 2022 Volvo XC90

Seating Capacity

5 7 5 7

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.7 / 60.0 / 39.8 39.9 / 59.5 / 41.7 40.5 / 59.3 / 40.3 38.9 / 57.7 / 40.0

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4 / 58.1 / 37.4 38.8 / 58.5 / 38.8 36.9 / 58.3 / 40.9 38.5 / 56.6 / 37.0
Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) N/A 35.9 / 49.4 / 29.2 N/A 36.3 / 46.9 /31.9

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

33.9 14.8 33.3 11.0

When it comes to the space offered inside the cabin, it's the Audi Q7 and Acura MDX which are better off compared to the BMW X5 and Land Rover Discovery. Between the latter two, it's more or less the same story as both offers almost similar interior space. That said, it's the Acura MDX which is the most spacious in all three rows compared to the rivals here.

2022 BMW X5 SUV infotainment screen

The 2022 BMW X5 will sport a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with the latest iDrive infotainment system. The standard audio setup is a 16-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system. Other standard features include Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a 1-year free subscription, etc. Highlights of the 2022 BMW X5’s infotainment system include:

  • 12.3-inch Infotainment Screen
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio Compatible
  • Apple CarPlay Compatible
  • HD Radio with “multicast” FM Station Reception
  • AM/FM Stereo with Radio Data System (RDS)
  • HiFi Sound System with 10 Speakers and 205-watt digital Amplifier
  • Enhanced Smartphone Connectivity

2022 BMW X5 Exterior

8.0/10

The big news in the BMW X5's styling is the special edition which is based on the X5 xDrive40i. The new X5 with this special package features black and red accents - Red kidney grille bars complement the blacked-out exterior, unique 22-inch grey wheels with red brake calipers. The exterior design of the new-generation BMW X5 looks sporty yet sleeker design than ever. The jaw-dropping kidney grille looks attractive both in chrome and matte finish. With the new bumper, the thinner fog lamps are a bit upright. The rear fascia might get updated with dual chrome tip exhausts from the current singular one. The 2022 X5 will offer a better chrome treatment to the overall exterior as well. The M Sport package updates the exterior design with gloss paint, 20-inch bi-color alloy wheels, gloss roof rails, aerodynamic kit, and whatnot. You can also avail the 21-inch machine-painted aluminum wheels. 

2022 BMW X5 SUV

The X5 will maintain its class by keeping things simple with its overall design philosophy. It is already pretty huge as compared to the rivals. With the new platform and a wider wheelbase, the fourth-generation X5 has better handling and balance. It doesn't weigh too much with its V6, but the weight goes up with the V8 engine available in the X5 M. A decent ground clearance allows it to offer mild off-roading capabilities.

Models

2022 BMW X5

2022 Audi Q7 2022 Mercede-Benz GLE-Class 2022 Volvo XC90

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,828 4,784 4,608 4,387

Length (in)

194.3 199.3 194.3 195.0

Width (in)

78.9 77.6 76.6 85.3

Height (in)

68.7 68.5 70.7 69.9

Ground Clearance (in)

8.7 9.4 7.9 9.2

Wheelbase (in)

117.1 117.9 117.9 117.5

Speaking of the dimensions of the BMW X5, the SUV is expected to remain in the same ballpark as the previous model. Thus the X5 would be 194.3-inches long, 78.9-inches wide, and 68.7-inches tall. The wheelbase will be around 117.1-inch, and the ground clearance would be 8.7-inches.To put that into perspective, the Audi Q7 is 5-inches longer than the X5 but around 1-inch less wide with a similar wheelbase. 

The Acura MDX on the other hand is 4-inches longer, 1-inch shorter in height, and has 4-inches of lesser wheelbase compared to the X5. The Land Rover Discovery is almost the same length as the X5 but is wider, taller, and has the best-in-class 11.1-inch of ground clearance. Highlights of the 2022 BMW X5’s exterior are: 

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Gloss paint finish
  • Roof Rails
  • BMW Welcome lights
  • Power Folding Heated side mirrors
  • Aero active body components
  • Rear spoiler with center brake light

2022 BMW X5 Safety

9.0/10

The 2021 X5 was the safest SUV in the segment as it offered plenty of active and passive safety features with structural rigidity and strength. The 2022 X5 will walk on the same path, but since we don’t have the crash test rating for it, we would refer to the previous year’s result to give you a fair idea. The 2020 BMW X5 was rated ‘Good’ by the IIHS in almost all categories with superior ratings in front crash prevention. 

The IIHS also chose the 2020 X5 for the ‘Top safety pick plus’ award. The 2020 X5 was rated 4 Stars for its safety by the NHTSA. As the 2022 X5 is identical to the 2020 model, it will offer similar safety. The standard safety features include an active driving assistant, active protection detection, adaptive cruise control, park distance control, blind-spot detection, lane departure warning, and much more. Highlights of the safety features include:

  • Adaptive LED Headlights and Brakelights
  • Front and Rear Parking Distance Control
  • Front Safety Belts with automatic Pre-tensioners
  • Driver and Passenger Front Airbags with dual-stage deployment
  • BMW Assist eCall
  • Automatic Locking Retractors(ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts
  • Front and Rear Head Protection System(HPS) with side-impact airbags
  • Active Driving Assistant

2022 BMW X5 Competition

6.0/10

2022 BMW X5 vs 2021 Audi Q7

BMW X5 is the most well-equipped SUV in the whole segment. With its standard features and performance, it has been the top player in the market. The Audi Q7 as its German counterpart with its lux cabin, stand-out features, and standard three-row seating is a tough competitor here. The Q7 also with its standard AWD offers better value for money in terms of features, but it is less powerful than the BMW X5. Still, we recommend going for the Audi Q7 for the sake of better practicality and luxury.

2021 Audi Q7

2022 BMW X5 vs 2021 Land Rover Discovery

The BMW X5 delivers exceptional performance on the road, and the modern technology-oriented cabin seems next level. The Land Rover Discovery has the best of both worlds i.e., a tough utility vehicle with unbelievable off-road capabilities and equally luxurious on well-paved roads. With its rugged appeal, it can outperform the BMW X5 in many aspects especially off-roads. But the shoddy reliability of the Land Rover as a brand is a big turn-off, which makes it hard to recommend this SUV over the X5.

2021 Land Rover Discovery

2022 BMW X5 vs 2022 Acura MDX

The X5 is presented as the most powerful luxury crossover SUV. With its cheaper alternative, the Acura MDX, the X5 gets serious competition as it offers better practicality and touring capabilities at competitive pricing. Not just that, it also offers advanced tech and luxury and starts at far less than the BMW X5. So the Acura MDX, being a better value for money proposition, should be the one you look at.

2022 Acura MDX

 

2022 BMW X5 Final Verdict

The SUV segment changed forever when BMW introduced it's first-ever X5 back in 1999. Since then, it has had a separate fanbase and is offered as a performance-oriented SUV. The 4th generation BMW X5 is far better with its standard features for your convenience and entertainment. With the introduction of the PHEV and Hydrogen cell version, the X5 lineup is all set for the future. The 2022 X5 will hit the dealerships in the summer for you. The price range from $59,400 to $105,900. You have up to 7 optional packages to customize both interior and exterior in terms of appearance and features. Thus this performance-oriented SUV is worth the wait.

2022 BMW X5 FAQs

What is the 2022 BMW X5 Black Vermillion Edition?

The 2022 BMW X5 Black Vermillion Edition is a 350 unit only limited production model that is built on the xDrive40i with aesthetic changes, matt black paint, red grille, and added tech, safety features, and creature comforts.

Is the BMW X5 a Good SUV?

Yes, the 2022 BMW X5 is a great luxury SUV that is credited for its refined interior with spacious and comfortable first- and second-row seats and cargo bay. BMW offers the latest driver assistance tech standard and the infotainment is user-friendly in comparison to class rivals. With adaptive suspension balancing a comfortable ride with spirited handling. The base engine is powerful yet fuel-efficient, though you can upgrade punchier hybrid and V8 options.

What's the difference between 2021 vs. 2022 BMW X5?

For 2022, BMW adds a Black Vermilion trim to the X5 lineup. Other than this there are no significant changes. This limited-edition model is available on the xDrive40i trim and adds exterior and interior styling accents including black exterior paint, a red grille, and red-and-black leather seats.

How Much Does the BMW X5 Cost?

The 2022 BMW X5 has a base MSRP of $59,400. That's a bit higher than average for the class but not excessively so. The price rises to $63,700 for the X5's plug-in-hybrid variant, and it jumps to $82,800 and $105,900 for the range-topping V8 models.

Is there a BMW X5 Hybrid?

Yes, there is a BMW X5 Hybrid with the model name xDrive45e which carries a price tag of $64,500. 

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