Used BMW X5 (Mk3, 2013-2018) review - What do owners think?
In its rare appearances in our Driver Power surveys, the BMW X5 Mk3 hasn’t been a stellar performer
For many editions of our Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, the BMW X5 Mk3 wasn’t featured on the list due to the limited number of entries. On the times it did make the cut, it wasn’t exactly great: in its most recent appearance in 2014, the X5 came in at a lowly 96th out of 150 cars, with electrical faults making up many of the owner complaints with the car.
Due to the limited number of times it’s been referenced by owners, the BMW X5 Mk3 wasn’t a regular in our Driver Power surveys. When it did make the cut, it wasn’t the strongest performer: in 2014, it came low down in the table in 96th place. In the same year, BMW as a brand was ranked around mid-table in 15th place, which was ahead of Audi but behind other rival brands like Mercedes, Jaguar and Lexus.
There is at least consolation in knowing many of the mechanical parts and technology on the X5 Mk3 has been used on other BMW models, so the worst of the issues should ideally have been ironed out by now.
In this review
- 1Used BMW X5 (Mk3, 2013-2018) reviewThe BMW X5 Mk3 is a comfortable and spacious upmarket large SUV that’s slightly let down by lacklustre handling
- 2How much will it cost?Strong residuals have kept prices up, but running costs are aided by the good fuel economy
- 3How practical is it?The BMW X5 Mk3 has a spacious interior and a roomy boot, but luggage capacity shrinks quite a bit on plug-in hybrid models
- 4What’s it like to drive?Some rivals are sharper to drive, but the BMW X5 Mk3 offers good comfort and most engines provide strong performance
- 5What should you look out for?The BMW X5 Mk3 doesn’t have many common faults, but newer cars come with a much better infotainment system. Check the recall status on diesel models
- 6What do owners think? - currently readingIn its rare appearances in our Driver Power surveys, the BMW X5 Mk3 hasn’t been a stellar performer