The BMW X5 is a prestigious top quality and superbly made car that is convenient for family drives. It is a strong and efficient car that packs a punch with a variety of powerful engines available. It is a car that can easily sustain rough terrain and can be used on winding country roads.
Pros and Cons of the BMW X5 7 Seater
Efficiency – The BMW X5 7 seater has enough space for both passengers and luggage alike, but if you often use all the seven seats then you may be disappointed because the boot is somewhat cramped. The two rear seats are suitable for children or can be used by adults but we’d only recommend for short journeys. Because of the rear seats, it is advisable to leave some space behind the boot when you’re parking the car.
Although the middle seat in the rear is not a full seats-width, it still has a decent size and can offer comfort on long journeys. The boot opens in two segments, making it easy to load luggage unlike other SUV / people carriers that do not allow this feature.
Reliability - Unlike the previous BMW x5 series, this new BMW X5 7 seat vehicle is a wise choice in terms of reliability.
Comfort - This is a luxurious car and consistently makes both passengers and drivers enjoy the experience. The occupants of the car benefit from minimal road noise penetrating into the cabin, and the seats are spacious and offer extreme comfort to the users. The two additional seats in the rear, however, do not have much space to make it comfortable for regular adult use. In our opinion only children can comfortably use these rear seats regularly and for any duration. The comfort this 7 seater offers can only be compared to other more expensive luxury cars such as the Range Rover.
Costs - There is no doubt that the BMW X5 7 seater SUV is an expensive car to purchase and maintain. It’s a fact that the price of the car and maintenance costs will not be coming down sharply in the near future, however these surely will do over time. Given that BMW are targeting the high end market, the price is not expected to be the cheapest people carrier around, however you do still get a lot of car for your money. If you opt for the most common 3.0 Litre engine you may be amazed by some elements of ownership – for example it is much cheaper than the standard BMW X5 model. In contrast the cheaper model is a lot more reasonable in terms of price and performance.
Driving Experience - The BMW X5 people carrier is enhanced with a simple yet comfortable driving position. Every component of this car can be changed to suit each driver’s requirements and also ensuring the quality of materials is not compromised . When a person sits high up on the seats, he or she is afforded a clear view of the road ahead and the compact suspension implies that you can drive this 7 seater car through sharp corners in an efficient and comfortable way.
Conclusion - If you want a prestige high performance family vehicle, then the BMW definitely wins. The X5 7 seater is one of the best cars in the ‘people carrier’ class to drive and travel in long journeys. It is also ideal for shopping trips due to its ability to open the boot in two sections. On a cautionary note, using the seven seats regularly will not be a comfortable long-term solution since the boot is relatively cramped. To summarise however this car is very convenient and suitable for a versatile range of family use.