2018 BMW X5 vs 2017 BMW X5
2018 BMW X5 2017 BMW X5


3.0L I6 3.0L I6


300 hp 300 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

18/25 * 18/25 *


8-speed automatic 8-speed automatic

2018 BMW X5 vs 2017 BMW X5

Serving Chattanooga

The BMW X5 is one of the most popular luxury midsize SUVs, named the best luxury 3-row SUV for families by U.S. News and World Report. The 2017 and 2018 model years of this award-winning crossover are quite similar, both offering an exceptional combination of power and posh amenities.


Both the 2017 and 2018 BMW X5 models are equipped with five powertrain options, including a 300-horsepower V6, a 255-hp diesel V6, a plug-in hybrid that gets the equivalent of 56 miles per gallon and can go up to 13 miles on electric power alone, and a V8 that provides either 445 or 567 horses depending on trim. Both these engines have a zero to 60 time of under 4 seconds. Although the engine options are the same, each has been equipped with a new eight-speed automatic transmission for 2018. Both model years provide all-wheel drive in all but the base model, which comes standard with rear-wheel drive.


The appearance of the 2018 BMW X5 carries over from 2017 with only minimal changes. Models with a V6 engine have been treated to new trapezoid-shaped tailpipes, while certain models can now be equipped with new 21-inch wheels with performance tires.


New standard features for the 2018 X5 include a backup camera and access to BMW's ConnectedDrive services, both optional upgrades for 2017. Both the 2017 and 2018 X5 models come standard with a 10.2-inch infotainment display with USB and Bluetooth, HD radio, navigation, a nine-speaker sound system, a panoramic moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, front and rear parking sensors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Whether you're interested in the 2017 or 2018 BMW X5, visit us today at BMW Chattanooga for your test drive. Our knowledgeable sales staff is eager to help you explore this outstanding luxury midsize SUV.

* Actual mileage may vary.