Advertisement
Go
2009 BMW X6 Photo
9.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE INVOICE
$51,430
BASE MSRP
$55,900
On Quality
The 2009 BMW X6 has less room inside than BMW’s X5, but it’s still quite comfortable.
9.0 out of 10
Browse BMW X6 inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

QUALITY | 9 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

“much more carlike”
Motor Trend

“quite roomy inside”
Car and Driver

“doesn't allow for rear visibility”
Jalopnik

“largely sound proof, leather-trimmed cabin”
Truck Trend


The 2009 BMW X6 trades some space for sex appeal, but other compromises to the car’s comfort and quality are few.
Up front, “The driving position is much more carlike,” Motor Trend observes. Edmunds agrees: “Up front, we don't notice a thing.” In back, there are only two bucket seats that are “far more comfortable,” they add, but there’s 2 inches less headroom than in the BMW X5. Car and Driver says it’s surprisingly “quite roomy inside,” and Jalopnik also finds plenty of room in the “incredibly spacious interior.”
The 2009 BMW X6’s shape, however, does cause some problems in parking and driving. “The svelte shape leaves plenty of room for six footers in the rear seats, but doesn't allow for rear visibility,” Jalopnik points out. Even with large mirrors, the $400 rearview camera’s a necessity, they add, and Car and Driver agrees.

Edmunds notes the X6 has 59.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the second-row seats folded, but the X5 has 75 cubic feet; “in terms of practical room for gear, the X6 is limited,” Popular Mechanics thinks. Motor Trend notes there’s “under-floor storage similar to the X5’s.”

The quality of the interior was widely admired in reviews from across the Web. Car and Driver liked the “identical interior to the X5, except for the incredibly tacky knee pads added for driver and passenger, supposedly to encourage sporty driving.” Truck Trend notes that few noises “permeate the X6's largely sound proof, leather-trimmed cabin.”

Conclusion

The 2009 BMW X6 has less room inside than BMW’s X5, but it’s still quite comfortable.

« Prev: Performance Next: Safety »
Advertisement
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Used Cars
Go!
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.
Advertisement