Used BMW X5 (2007 - 2013) Safety & Reliability

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 16 Oct 2012
The BMW X5 can claim to have begun the trend towards large 4x4s that were meant for road use rather than frequent forays into the wilderness. And the new model launched in 2007 improves that formula further - it's more spacious, economical and quicker than before, plus it's better to drive too.

4.5 out of 5



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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.

4 out of 5


The previous BMW X5 had good reliability, with only a few niggling problems for some unlucky owners. The second-generation model should be even better so expect strong BMW X5 reliability.

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No problems reported.


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