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One of the main things that stand out when examining the 2017 BMW X5 is its captivating profile. Part roadster, part SUV, the X5 achieves a commanding presence few SUVs have. Then, when you factor in its performance, interior space, and other features, you can see why the 2017 BMW X5 is among the best …

BMW is certainly on a mission when it comes to churning out SUVs. The company is expected to refresh its X Series lineup over the next two years while also adding two completely new models. Right now, the X Series lineup includes the X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6. Soon, it will be expanded to …

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2016 BMW X4

Rating 65/100 Background The 2016 BMW X4 marks the second year of production for this so-called "sports-activity coupe." That’s BMW’s term, mind you, not ours. What does it mean? Well, in practice, it refers to an existing BMW crossover: in this case, the exemplary X3, which has undergone some serious cosmetic surgery, emerging as a …

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2016 BMW X5

Rating 65/100 Background BMW has decided to embrace the plug. The new 2016 X5 xDrive40e enters the fledgling segment of plug-in hybrid luxury crossover SUVs, and like other X5 models, it looks to be a contender. Combining a turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack, the xDrive40e provides a …

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2016 BMW X6

Rating 67/100 Background You could put together a pretty good argument that the BMW X6 is the car that killed the "U" in SUV. Once upon a time, all sport-utility vehicles were boxy-looking and were meant for hauling people and cargo. But the X6, which is now in its second generation after last year’s full …

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2016 BMW X3

Rating 80/100 Background The 2016 BMW X3 is a leading light among compact luxury crossover SUVs. That’s pretty remarkable for a car in its sixth year of production, but the X3 pulls it off seemingly without breaking a sweat. Indeed, it’s such a challenge to find fault with this crossover that our only "Con" is …

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2015 BMW X5

Rating 87/100 Background Back at the turn of the century, the BMW X5 was one of the few luxury SUVs available. Since then, it has continually been a go-to choice for shoppers who want their SUV to drive more like a sport sedan than a truck. The 2015 BMW X5, fresh off a redesign last …

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2015 BMW X6

Rating 58/100 Background Practicality is central to the mission of most crossover SUVs; after all, "utility" is part of the name. At the other end of the spectrum, you have coupes, which generally forego everyday usefulness for swoopy styling and sporty handling. Trying to marry the two, as BMW does with the 2015 X6, can …

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2015 BMW X3

Rating 63/100 Background The BMW X3 helped launch the compact luxury crossover segment more than a decade ago, and the model has grown even stronger over the years. The 2015 BMW X3 is one of the standouts in this competitive class, and is an ideal match for shoppers seeking both sporty driving dynamics and family-friendly …

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2015 BMW X1

Rating 55/100 Background Small crossover SUVs are great vehicles for small families. They can ferry a few kids to school every day, or can be loaded up with a bit of extra luggage for a weekend road trip. To satisfy all sorts of families, BMW offers all sorts of crossovers, in various shapes and sizes, …

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2015 BMW X4

Rating 67/100 Background The 2015 BMW X4 represents the brand’s second answer to a question that no one really asked. First came the X6, a large, squat crossover with coupelike lines. This odd duck has the bulk and weight of an SUV coupled to relatively modest cargo capacity and the limited rear seat space of …

Rating 78/100 Background Among compact to midsize luxury crossover SUVs, the 2014 BMW X3 stands apart from most rivals. With its superb driving dynamics, spacious and upscale interior accommodations, and solid fuel economy ratings, the X3 is a front runner in this class and definitely one you’ll want to check out, particularly if you have …