Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t worry about a stiff ride, although the SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be an excellent bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you obtain for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide selection of options, in order to pick and choose those are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs could be all of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 BMW X5. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the 2020 BMW X5 is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and lots of options to choose from.
As has been the case for a time, you will get the 2020 BMW X5 with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a better V6, or you may get the miserly 2020 BMW X5 Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 BMW X5 is comfortable and compliant. 2020 BMW X5 also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 BMW X5 with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2020 BMW X5 provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you go with among the upper trim levels. There are lots of options to choose from along the way.
The 2020 BMW X5 is really as competent as they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content makes it supremely simple to drive. If you’re looking for something with much more class and space than the usual small sedan, the 2020 BMW X5 might just be the sedan for you.
The 2020 BMW X5 is the beds base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 BMW X5 Safety Sense, which really is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features located on the upper trim levels can be added to the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL audio system along with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 BMW X5 stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is simple to fold down to suit longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to make most people happy. Loading an automobile seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however, not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2020 BMW X5 includes a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so that the front seat will not need to be scooted completely forward.