2013 BMW X5

xDrive35i AWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I6

2013 bmw x5 Reviews and News

2013 BMW X5
2013 BMW X5

New For 2013

The biggest news in X5 land for 2013 is the addition of the M Performance Package, available on the xDrive35i and the xDrive50i. It bumps up the output of both engines slightly and adds black chrome exhaust tips and stainless steel pedals.

Overview

The BMW X5 was arguably the first sporty SUV, and it hasn’t strayed from its successful formula. The lineup has grown over the years and now encompasses four engines, all turbocharged: a six, two V-8s, and a diesel. The six-cylinder xDrive35i comes in three trim levels. The V-8 xDrive50i, the diesel xDrive35d, and the X5 M are all single models. Don’t think you have to move up from the 35i to get a quick X5. The 35i gets to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, the 50i does it in 5.3, and the rocket-ship X5 M in 4.5 seconds. By comparison, the diesel’s 6.9-second time sounds less impressive, but its prodigious torque makes it very responsive once under way. It also gets an impressive 19/26 mpg, far better than the next-best version, the 35i, at 16/23. All X5 models get around corners faster than you’d expect given their height and weight. The all-wheel-drive system sends a majority of the engine’s torque to the rear wheels for sportier handling. Active roll stabilization (for flatter cornering) and adaptive electronic damping control (to adjust the damper firmness) are available for the top-spec 35i and the 50i and are standard on the X5 M, which also comes with dynamic performance control to maximize responsiveness. Of course, the M has a firmer suspension; a lower ride height; and massive, twenty-inch wheels.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags; traction and stability control (with trailer stabilization); ABS; a tire-pressure monitor, and xenon adaptive headlamps are standard. Rearview and sideview cameras and a lane-departure warning system are optional. BMW Assist with automated crash response is standard.

You'll like:

  • Drives like a tall sedan
  • Impressive towing capacity
  • Diesel gets good fuel economy

You won't like:

  • Third seat is cramped
  • Ride can be stiff
  • V-8 engines are thirsty

Key Competitors For The 2013 BMW X5

  • Infiniti FX
  • Mercedes-Benz M-class
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Range Rover Sport

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Certified Pre-Owned 2013 BMW X5 Pricing

Certified Pre Owned Price
$41,850

Used 2013 BMW X5 Values / Pricing

Suggested Retail Price
$47,500

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2013 BMW X5 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.0L I6Engine
Fuel economy City:
16 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
23 MPG
Horsepower:
300 hp @ 5800rpm
Torque:
300 ft lb of torque @ 1200rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 48 months
Maintenance
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
STEERING
Summary
BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 X5 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A DIESEL ENGINE AND 2013 X5 AND X6 VEHICLES. DUE TO A MACHINING ERROR OF THE STEERING GEAR SURFACE, POWER STEERING FLUID MAY LEAK.
Consequences
LEAKING POWER STEERING FLUID CAN SPRAY ONTO HOT EXHAUST PARTS, INCREASING THE RISK OF AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE.
Remedy
BMW WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT, AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE STEERING GEAR FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 20, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW CUSTOMER RELATIONS AND SERVICES AT 1-800-525-7417.
Potential Units Affected
2,642
Notes
BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC


IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
3
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
3
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2013 BMW X5

Depreciation
43.6%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$27,080
43.6%
Insurance
$9,275
14.9%
Fuel Cost
$14,584
23.5%
Financing
$5,237
8.4%
Maintenance
$2,902
4.7%
Repair Costs
$2,449
3.9%
State Fees
$521
0.8%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $62,048 What's This?
Value Rating: Poor