The X5 offers a long list of standard features, plus even more optional add-ons, though the price rises as quickly as the feature count does.
Few complaints about the advanced technology onboard stem from any source other than the rather complex iDrive system, though the latest updates have made the system more intuitive and useful than when it first hit the market.
Some of the features that come standard include a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat with memory settings, HD radio with anti-theft AM/FM/CD stereo, seats that configure into a number of cargo and passenger formations, dynamic cruise control, and speed-sensitive power steering.
Optional equipment includes a range of packages that can add premium interior elements like Nappa leather, wood and metal trim, and unique color combinations, or high-tech equipment like smartphone integration, a heads-up display, USB and iPod integration, active steering, multicontour seats, and of course, navigation.An optional six-CD changer is available, as is a rear-seat entertainment center with an eight-inch screen. Heated seats front and rear, parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, a panoramic moonroof with power sunshade, and a head-up display are available as well.