2018 BMW X5 Interior Review


The 2018 BMW X5 helped kickstart the current crossover craze and defined what a luxury SUV meant by boasting an upscale interior in a rugged, capable form. The 2018 BMW X5 doubles down on the brand's history of upmarket interiors that go above and beyond expectations.

Drivers in Manhattan, Queens and Bronx, NY, will be astounded by the generosity of the X5's standard interior features as well as the opulent upgrades they can add. Read on for our complete 2018 BMW X5 interior review, and then come take a look inside one of the best luxury properties available in the five boroughs - the X5 cabin - at BMW of Manhattan during a test drive.

BMW X5 Seating Comfort and Passenger Room

The BMW X5's base options come out of the gate with incredible comfort for drivers and passengers alike. 14-way power adjustable seats with three-stage heating are standard on all models. Front row occupants get over 40 inches of legroom and headroom, while second-row passengers get 36.6 inches of legroom and a sizeable 38.8 inches of headroom. Second-row passengers can also get optional comfort seating, which allows them to adjust the angle of their backrest.

SensaTec synthetic leather is standard on all Simplicity Tier base models, while Dakota leather is an available option for all models except the BMW X5 50i, where it is standard. Extended leather with detailed stitching and extra surface coverage is an option for all Premium Tier packaged vehicles, and sumptuous Nappa leather is an available option, as well.

A Luxury Seating Package can add 20-way power adjustable Multi-contour seats with ventilation. This system allows front row occupants to customize the settings of just about every part of their seat, including the positioning of the upper back rest, side bolsters, thigh supports and lumbar supports.

Saved memory settings are available for drivers, and different settings can be applied to different key fobs so that a driver can step into a vehicle pre-adjusted to their preferences with just one button press.

Technology and Instruments

All BMW X5 models come with a standard iDrive 6.0 system and a 10.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen infotainment display. The system uses an intuitive knob control and center console touchpad along with customizable preset buttons to give you control over all functions with just a few gestures.

Navigation is also standard, which includes Advanced Real Time Traffic Information so that you can spend as little time stuck in traffic as possible. Voice controls are a standard feature, and Apple CarPlay integration is available.

The Comfort Access system includes the previously mentioned Memory Settings in addition to the ability to activate the rear power hatch by gesturing your foot under the bumper.

A Head-up Display keeps your eyes on the road while projecting the most important information on your windshield, including your current speed, navigation instructions, live caller ID and more.

BMW's convenient parking features also showcase some impressive technology. A rear-facing backup camera uses a sophisticated sensor array to give you accurate sight and sound cues of your surroundings. The right side view mirror also angles downward automatically while parking to give you a clear view of the curb. Side view and top view angles are also an available option. BMW's Parking Assist feature uses sensors to detect an open spot and then automatic adjustment of your steering wheel to help you slide in effortlessly.

The Traffic Jam Assistant is NYC's most essential add-on feature, though. The system can keep the X5 within its lane and a set distance from other vehicles with minimal inputs from the driver.

Cargo and Versatility

The BMW X5 offers 35.8 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second seat and 76.7 cubic feet of cargo with the second row folded down. Both the front row and second row get center armrests with cup holders and storage compartments, and a locking glove box is standard.

Ride Comfort

The BMW X5 has an incredibly smooth ride despite its large, upright shape. An Active Roll Stabilization system prevents body roll in turns, while an optional Dynamic Damper Control system lets you adjust the suspension on command for the optimal balance between comfort and performance.

Come Conduct a Personal 2018 BMW X5 Interior Review at BMW of Manhattan

The 2018 BMW X5 interior has tons to offer drivers from Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens, NY, and you don't have to take our review at face value about it, either. Schedule an appointment at BMW of Manhattan today to see the interior packaging and options available on the 2018 X5, and then take your favorites for a test drive to see how well they pamper you.

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