2018 BMW X5 vs 2017 BMW X5
2018 BMW X5 2017 BMW X5


3.0L I6 3.0L I6


300 hp 300 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

18/25 * 18/25 *


8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic

2018 BMW X5 vs 2017 BMW X5

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A modern luxury performance crossover perfectly balances premium performance, stylish design, and all of the utility features you're looking for in an SUV. One of the most impressive luxury crossover SUV options out there may be the BMW X5! Since for both 2017 and 2018 the X5 has received high marks and ratings, you may be wondering which model year would be right for you. Let's compare them and see! The X5 series has truly set the bar for performance in the luxury crossover segment. The 2017 BMW X5 added some great tech upgrades to the lineup. New features include a WiFi hotspot and wireless charging pads. The 2017 X5 comes available in 35i, 35d, 40e and 50i trims. It also has an available X5 M style. All-wheel drive comes standard on every trim level apart from the 35i.

The 2018 X5 takes everything you'd expect from a luxury crossover and adds real utility and performance. An available diesel-powered X5, xDrive 35d variant, gives you the perfect combination of efficiency, performance, power, and class. You can also choose from five different trim levels: the 35i, 35d, 40e, 50i and powerful X5 M. All X5 models seat five passengers, but an available third-row seating package can increase passenger capacity to seven. The 2018 X5 is impressive all the way across the board!


BMW knows what it means to produce a high-performing SUV. The 2017 X5 comes available with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine. This amazing engine has a 300 horsepower output and around 300 pound-feet of torque. You also have efficient hybrid engine options available with the 2017 lineup. The 2018 X5 has all of this and more. It also has the 300-hp turbocharged engine, but that's just the base! You can upgrade to even higher performing engine options, and the possibilities can get pretty mind-blowing. Every trim level and engine package provides you with a smooth and confident ride. The 2018 X5 handles all roads with ease and accelerates impressively! You'll have no issue getting up to speed on the interstate or highway. Steering is weighted perfectly and is responsive and confident. Braking is solid and dependable, and it's essentially a blast to drive. Suffice to say; the 2018 X5 has performance mastered.


The 2017 X5 features a masterfully contoured design that looks both classy and rugged. It's a head-turner. It has premium materials in the cabin and feels like an oasis on the road. The 2018 X5 builds on this rugged yet stylish feeling, adding an array of precise details and attractive features both inside and out. It exudes confidence and capability while still having an air of charming class and high-end luxury. You'll find the interior comfortable, spacious, and exceptionally well engineered.


To say the X5 is loaded with great driver amenities is an understatement. Both the 2017 and 2018 X5 models come packed with features like an iDrive system with WiFi, full smartphone connectivity, and navigation. An extremely utility friendly hatch and plenty of space make it both luxurious and capable. The cabin is truly first-rate, and all models come with an array of driver aids and safety features as well. Its premium interior design is unparalleled.

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