2021 BMW X5 Review

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With all of the incredible performance, safety, and interior features found in luxury vehicles, shopping for a luxury SUV is sure to be a lot of fun. But if you’re looking for something that can really elevate your drives around Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth, TX, the 2021 BMW X5 might be the vehicle for you.

To help you decide, we at BMW of Arlington put together this 2021 BMW X5 review.


BMW X5 PerformanceWhichever of the three available engines you choose, you’ll find that the BMW X5 is packed with power.

The 3.0L inline 6-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine is standard on X5 40i models. This has an excellent fuel economy rating of an EPA-estimated 21 city/26 highway MPG; this will keep you free from that gas pump for longer.

On the X5 M50i, you’ll have a 4.4L V8 BMW M TwinPower Turbo engine, which can offer incredible power under the hood with 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque.

You could also choose the X5 xDrive45e, the hybrid option for the X5, with undeniable power and efficiency. This vehicle comes with a combination 3.0L inline 6-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine with an electric motor.

The 2021 X5 also has a few features designed to help improve overall efficiency and performance. It comes standard with Driving Dynamics Control, which has ECO PRO, COMFORT, and SPORT modes, for the ideal performance in every situation. It also has Brake Energy Regeneration, which will convert energy released when braking into power for the battery.


BMW X5 TechnologyEvery trip in the 2021 X5 will keep you immersed in high-end technology. The standard BMW Live Cockpit Professional will give you a 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster and 12.3-inch Central Information Display for easy access to all your essential information.

You’ll have access to cloud-based navigation, Apple CarPlay™, and Android Auto™ thanks to the standard iDrive 7.0 Operating System. And you won’t even have to take your hands off the wheel or eyes off the road to change your tunes with the voice activated controls.

The BMW X5 also comes standard with Active Driving Assistant, which includes:

  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Speed Limit Info

Plus, with the available Driving Assistance Professional Package, you could get additional features like Extended Traffic Jam Assistant.


BMW X5 InteriorPassengers will enjoy every road trip in the 2021 BMW X5, thanks to the comfortable interior. The standard three-stage heated front seats will help you relax, and the available heated front armrests will only build on that. And even rear passengers can soak up the sights through the standard panoramic moonroof.

When you load up for that road trip, the maximum cargo space of 72.3 cubic feet will make packing a breeze. Plus, with the standard power split tailgate, you can load the back even if your hands are full.

If you need a balance between cargo room and passenger room, the 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats will help you find the perfect configuration. This way, you can make sure you’ll fit everyone and everything every time.

Test Drive the 2021 BMW X5

Looking for that ideal luxury SUV? The performance, technology, and interior of the BMW X5 is sure to make it a great fit for you. To see if this is the SUV you want to get you around Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Texas, visit us for a test drive.

Contact us at BMW of Arlington to learn more about the 2021 BMW X5 today!