2009 BMW X6 xDrive50i

I find that I am simply unable to overcome my aversion to the appearance of the X6. It may be eye-catching and it does stand out in a parking lot, but not in a good way. With its tall, awkward-looking stance and bulbous body, this BMW just doesn't appeal to my aesthetic sensibilities. All of this being said, I find myself reminded every time I drive an X6 that it is a true BMW. It may be big and heavy - in fact, the steering is so heavy at low speeds that it practically feels unassisted - but the X6 accelerates and handles with aplomb. I may not understand why BMW ever developed this vehicle, and I may never understand why someone might want to purchase one, but one thing I do understand is that it has been developed with typical BMW attention to detail, epitomized by the interior fit and finish, the well-tuned suspension, and the typically sublime BMW powertrain.

Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor

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