Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
54-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Best Car I have had ( I had an M3 before this). Does everything I want, and 4 wheel drive has nmade this last month very easy.
Having tried all the othe SUV's around Millbrook - this has the best handling and overal performance/economy. Range Rovers are too heavy and therefore thirsty.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

My X5 has a great combination of luxury and performance - it has great 'presence' and often turns heads.
This is the 3rd X5 we have owned - have always consiedered alternatives but the X5 ticks all the boxes for us.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Has never given me a days bother and still have a smile on my face every time I start it up. Have only had to replace the normal things like brake discs and pads and changing the oil as required.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

for a 4x4 (on road) it is fantastic. We as a business own 10 Discovery's and I would still pick the X5 over them on the road. Off road no contest but who would take a £55k car off road!!!!!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good 4x4 to drive, have had others. Too many electrics i.e electric handbrake and glove compartment door!!
Car could be an electrics nightmare when 8-10 years old

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastic performance and handling. The build quality, paintwork etc. is very good as to be expected by BMW.
The V8 is thirsty but that was to be expected.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Excellent handling etc for the size of vehicle. Suffers from the perception other people have of the people that drive such models.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It is a great all round vehicle for comfort, performance and load capacity and gives you great confidence in all conditions.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good performance, Solid Build, Solid Handling

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

It's a bmw. Big engine but good on fuel.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I can't improve on what I've got

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5