2014 BMW X5

Pros: Good selection of potent powertrains; nimble handling for the class; long list of state-of-the-art available features

Cons: Significantly more expensive than last year’s model; not as cargo-versatile as many class competitors, despite slightly increased interior space

CG Says: The 2014 BMW X5 is redesigned, and the new model promises to maintain the mix of BMW-style polish/performance and SUV versatility. As with the previous generation, the X5’s acceleration, sporty handling, and availability of a frugal diesel engine will be highlights. Any model will certainly be pricey, but if you crave an SUV with an emphasis on “Sport”, this BMW might be the one for you.

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2014 BMW X5