The 2008 BMW X5 offers plenty of features, but some need a re-think.
All models come with a 6-speed automatic, all-wheel drive, 18-inch wheels with run-flat all-season tires, adaptive headlights, and a panoramic sunroof. Power windows, locks, and mirrors also are standard, as are automatic climate control and a CD audio system with 12 speakers and an auxiliary port. The 4.8i adds wood and leather trim.
The iDrive system comes in for a caning by reviewers. Cars.com calls the system confounding, and warns that it's better to bypass it as often as possible via six favorite buttons.
On the options list, the X5 offers heated seats front and back, parking sensors, keyless ignition, and a two-piece glass roof. A premium package adds leather and Bluetooth. Navigation is an option and so is a 6-disc CD changer that BMW stuffs in the glove box. An 8-inch screen displays video from the available rear-seat entertainment system.