2017 BMW X6

Pros: One-of-a-kind looks; handling is agile for a relatively large, hefty SUV; strong, smooth powertrains; comfortable, supportive seats; classy cabin trimmings

Cons: Sloped “fastback” body style compromises cargo utility and rear-seat passenger headroom; poor rear visibility; large wheels and performance-oriented suspensions make for a stiff ride; pricier than more-practical X5 sibling

CG Says: The 2017 BMW X6 is essentially unchanged. Wireless phone charging and Wi-Fi hotspot are now available. The X6 is a sloped-roof “fastback” variant of BMW’s midsize X5 SUV. Other than their rooflines and a few small features, the X5 and X6 are virtually identical, though the X6 does not offer a diesel or plug-in-hybrid model like the X5 does. The X6 model lineup ascends through six-cylinder sDrive35i and xDrive35i models, the V8-powered xDrive50i, and the line-topping high-performance X6 M. Any X6 remains a vehicle for shoppers who value style over utility… which seems a bit peculiar when discussing a sport UTILITY vehicle. If a rakish silhouette is more important to you in your SUV than cargo room or rear-seat passenger space—so much so that you’re willing to pay extra for a swoopy roofline and diminished capacity—then the X6 is for you. But for less money, the X5 delivers all the performance

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door fastback wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices sDrive35i:$61,400
AWD xDrive35i: $63,700
AWD xDrive50i: $76,100
AWD X6 M: $102,200

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
300
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-25

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.4-liter V8
Horsepower
445 (567 in X6 M)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14-15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
19-21

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2017 BMW X6
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2017 BMW X6 M