Review: BMW X5 (2007 – 2013)


Spacious and practical interior. Huge road presence. Good choice of engines including xDrive 30d. Available with seven seats. Very refined.

Not always easy to park due to sheer size. Rearmost pair of seats strictly for children.

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BMW X5 (2007 – 2013): At A Glance

What does a BMW X5 (2007 – 2013) cost?

List Price from £60,320
Buy new from £53,120
Contract hire from £494.39 per month

Real MPG average for a BMW X5 (2007 – 2013)

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16–35 mpg

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Am I better buying an older premium car than a newer, cheaper car if I intend to keep it for a while?

I'm looking to buy a large SUV that could fit me (6'4") in the driver's seat as well as behind the front seats. Due to this I've managed to narrow it down to only a few cars. I'm looking to keep this car for the next 10 years. Would a 2016 Hyundai Tuscon be a better purchase than a 2012 BMW X5, both are roughly the same price? Am I better buying the older premium car than the newer, cheaper car?
Better buying the new Hyundai that comes with a five year warranty. A 2012 X5 could be very expensive in maintenance and repairs, the cost of which are in line with its original list price, not what you paid for it.
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