2021 BMW X5 Review


Delivering a plush interior, sporty performance, and an impressive range of standard features, it’s no wonder why the 2021 X5 sits at the top of its class. Since it’s ultra-efficient, you can expect countless hours of exploring Lancaster, New Holland, and Ephrata without having to refuel.

Whether you go with the 2- or 3-row variation, this flexible midsize proves the fit for families and solo day-trippers alike. To help you decide which 2021 X5 is right for you, the team at Faulkner BMW created this helpful review.

Check it out before scheduling a test drive later today!

BMW X5 Engine Specs

Efficient Power: BMW X5 Performance

Do more with less. It’s not just a virtue, it’s BMW’s entire approach to engineering. Employing mild-hybrid technology, the 2021 X5’s standard 6-cylinder engine pushes the limit without sacrificing range. Generating 335 horsepower, your commute just got a whole lot more exciting.

Drivers who want to fully embrace the hybrid life can opt for the X5 xDrive45e trim. Featuring an integrated electric motor, it earns an EPA-estimated 50 combined MPGe. Low on gas? This trim can travel up to 30 miles on just electric power.

For drivers who crave an extra-heavy dose of rev, there’s the X5 M50i trim level. Featuring a 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine, it achieves a jaw-dropping 523 horsepower at the drop of a hat. Paired to an M Sport exhaust system and M Sport Differential, this SUV can go from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.1 seconds.

Whichever version you pick, each trim comes standard with a host of drive-enhancing technologies, including:

  • 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes
  • Driving Dynamics Control
  • Active kidney grille
  • Brake Energy Regeneration
  • 50/50 weight distribution

Where Luxury Meets Utility: BMW X5 Interior

A luxury SUV is designed to make your life easier. That starts before you even step behind the wheel. Thanks to standard features like the BMW Digital Key, you can start your engine and lock/unlock door with your smartphone.

Once inside, you’ll be impressed by this SUV’s elegant and easy-to-navigate cabin. To help maintain the perfect atmosphere, the 2021 X5 offers a 16-way power front sport seats, panoramic moonroof with fully automatic glass panel, and even an active-charcoal micro-filter.

Once nighttime arrives, you can set the perfect mood with help from BMW Extended Ambient Lighting. Pick from 12 predefined selectable light designs to personalize the cabin to your tastes.

Of course, one big reason why people choose luxury SUVs like the BMW X5 is for their smart flexibility. Whether riding with five or seven passengers, everyone will have enough room to stretch out and get comfortable:


40.7 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

39.8/37.4 inches

Shoulder Room (front/rear)

60/58.1 inches

Cargo Capacity

56.5 cubic feet

BMW X5 Interior Technology

Supplying Ultimate Control: BMW X5 Connectivity

Fully integrated and on the cutting edge, the 2021 X5 makes it easier than ever to stay in touch. From the Live Cockpit Professional and dynamic digital instrument cluster to the advanced iDrive 7.0 operating system, you can jam out, explore farther, and connect from anywhere.

Need to take a meeting from the road? Sync your smartphone to the standard Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ system. Want suggestions on the best sushi restaurant near Ephrata? Simply say, “Hey BMW” to activate the Intelligent Personal Assistant.

Test Drive the 2021 BMW X5

If you’re ready to experience the Lancaster, Ephrata, or New Holland area in a whole new way, visit Faulkner BMW or schedule a personalized experience today!


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