Reviews of the BMW X5 are generally positive as of 2015, and U.S. News & World Report gives the 2016 model a number two ranking for Luxury SUVs with three rows. The Car Connection praises the vehicle for its good looks and the large amount of tech in the interior.
Car and Driver states that the diesel version lacks power, the ride quality is stiff, and the turbo lags slightly, but it still gave the vehicle an overall positive rating and deemed it an editor's choice for mid-size luxury crossovers.
Edmunds notes that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the optional collision mitigation package a rating of "superior." Motor Trend says that the X5 is smaller than its competitors but makes up for it by being more agile.