Advertisement
Go
2009 BMW X6 Photo

2009 BMW X6 - Styling Review

 
 Get email updates
What will I get by subscribing to email updates?

At The Car Connection we are continually striving to get you timely, relevant information about the vehicle you are interested in. Our email updates will notify you whenever we have new information on this vehicle.

For example:

  • new car reviews for this model by our editors
  • news including price changes, new models, or recall info
  • new incentives and rebates that are being offered for this vehicle

Our goal is to keep you informed as you research!
Interested in purchasing?Browse Used Listings
 
7.0
/ 10
On Styling
BASE
INVOICE
$51,430
BASE
MSRP
$55,900
On Styling
The 2009 BMW X6 has some striking elements, but is it really beautiful?
7.0 out of 10
Browse BMW X6 inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

STYLING | 7 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

“little too forced”
Edmunds

“positively dripping with machismo”
Popular Mechanics

“promising yet flawed”
Jalopnik

“Is the X6 beautiful?”
Car and Driver


It’s a “sports activity coupe”—or so BMW wants you to think of the 2009 BMW X6, which marries the sport-utility architecture of BMW’s X5 SUV with a coupe-like profile.

Reviewers from around the Web were confused by the 2009 BMW X6. “Is the X6 beautiful? Ground breaking? Fashionable? Or does it come across as a lifted five-door hatchback?” Car and Driver asks.

“The front is all BMW with a big twin kidney grille and fighter-jet-size intakes at each corner,” Edmunds thinks. “The roof line goes on forever in profile, giving the X6 a hatchback-style look that's unique at best, a little too forced at worst.” Jalopnik says, “its looks are promising yet flawed,” and calls the rear end “huge”—while Edmunds believes it’s “kind of a supermodel from behind.”

The BMW X6’s roofline may seem familiar to sportscar fans. Truck Trend says “BMW designer Adrian van Hooydonk claims [it] is cribbed from the 6 Series.” They call it “striking”; so long as you “obscure the lower third of the X6,” it could pass as a sports coupe. Popular Mechanics goes to the extreme: “we think it’s positively dripping with machismo.” That machismo might be why Jalopnik notes, “that lip on the rear hatch is taller than an F-150's tailgate.”

Inside, the 2009 BMW X6 wears a more traditional outfit. The dash is similar to that in the X5, with dark trim pieces and lots of buttons and controls, though BMW’s iDrive handles much of the climate and entertainment functions. TheCarConnection.com notes that the center console rides up high, giving the cockpit a tighter and more claustrophobic feel.

Conclusion

The 2009 BMW X6 has some striking elements, but is it really beautiful?

« Prev: Overall Review Next: Performance »
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Advertisement
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.

More From High Gear Media


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