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Used BMW X5 Shoppers Can Expand Their Search With The Charlie Clark Inventory.

The SUV is one of the most popular vehicle types in the United States; thus, the competition is fierce as new models and updates push the envelope each year. With nearly two and a half decades under its belt, the BMW X5 has been a pioneer in the mid-sized luxury crossover SUV sector. But how do modern models stand up in the used vehicle market? Over the past ten years, the BMW X5 has delivered superior reliability and been one of the most alluring luxury vehicles, competing on equal footing with others like the Lexus RX and their fourth generation of high-quality SUVs. Read more below as we break down what makes the X5 great, analyze its potential flaws, and help you determine whether this specialty SUV is right for you.

A Benchmark In The Luxury SUV Market

Even used, the BMW X5 is on the pricier side, but that is because it delivers a driving experience that continues to carve a path forward as one of the most high-quality vehicles that money can buy.

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Performance And Potential Specs

While the exact specs of the BMW X5 can vary depending on model year and trim, there are a few constants you can rely on when purchasing any of the modern generations from 2016 until the present. Regardless of your engine option, you can expect sporty performance and a smooth ride in the X5. For example, with some models, you can expect the following engine options: (2018 Model Used For Example)

• A 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder (300 hp, 300 ft-lb of torque) • A 3.0 turbodiesel six-cylinder (255 hp, 413 ft-lb) • A 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 (445 hp, 480 ft-lb) • A 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 paired to an electric motor (308 hp, 332 ft-lb)

What's more, if you are looking for something more economical, the X5 also has a hybrid and even a few model years with a Plug-In Hybrid option, which sports an impressive 40-mile range before even using any gas.

Safety With The X5

SUVs have a habit of scoring below other vehicle body types regarding safety. However, the X5 is an outlier and, for the past decade, has received four and five-star overall safety ratings from the NHTSA, making it one of the safest cars on the road today. Most models of the X5 come equipped with ABS brakes, brake assist, six airbags, front and rear parking assist, collision warning system, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-departure warning.

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Potential Drawbacks Of X5 Ownership

Outside of the high initial cost of purchase, the X5 does have some black marks in reliability and lifetime cost of ownership. On average, it will require around $1,500 in yearly maintenance costs over the vehicle's lifetime and has an aggregate score or average in reliability. Furthermore, the older the car, the less reliable you will find it, with the previous generation having a reputation for unreliable performance before the 2016 model year.

Should You Consider A Used BMW X5?

If you are in the market for a comfortable, powerful, and sporty crossover SUV, you can't go wrong with the BMW X5. With a wide range of trim and engine options, there is sure to be a model that is sure to fit your budget and needs. Moreover, with top-of-the-line safety features and all the luxury amenities you could want from a luxury vehicle, the X5 should be high on the list for any SUV shopper.

Check Out A Used BMW X5 And Tons Of Other Used SUVs At Charlie Clark

Here at Charlie Clark Infiniti of El Paso, we have a massive selection of new and used luxury vehicles that can fit any lifestyle. For more information and to test drive one, come on down today!

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