BMW is known for comfort and quality, and the 2008 BMW X5 is no exception.
The 2008 BMW X5 comes with the standard two rows of seats providing plenty of storage capacity in the rear. Car and Driver thinks the cabin is "comfortable" but observes "third-row space is tight." Edmunds thinks that optional third-row seat is best suited for "gymnastically inclined members of the Lollipop Guild."
MyRide.com is more complimentary when comes to in-cabin storage, noting a "clever clam shell glove box" and a deep center console. Cars.com says one benefit of the new design is a longer cargo floor, "four extra inches" versus its predecessor.
Interior materials meet a high standard. Edmunds says this is one of BMW's most elegant interiors, while MyRide thinks the plastics are well-grained, or at least painted to look like aluminum. Road noise is a drawback, caused mostly by large mirrors. Consumer Guide agrees, and points out tire thrum and engine noise as other culprits.