|Reviewed By||Keith Martin|
|Price as Tested||$61,775|
Responsive engine, great seating position, classy looks in and out, doesn’t feel top heavy.
Center control panel full of typical hard-to-reach and badly labeled buttons, counter-intuitive radio and navigation system. Becoming pricey.
The X5 was ahead of its time. First derided due to limited off-road capabilities, it’s now a front-runner in the AWD cross-over segment. When I flogged it on a nasty, graveled, pothole-strewn mountain road, it never missed a beat. And it felt like a BMW when I pushed it in the twisties. BMW should beware, however—new Japanese segment competitors are almost as good, and much cheaper.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Jun 23, 2003