2009 BMW 5-Series Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

The 2009 BMW 5-Series offers superior comfort for its class, though its cabin can appear a bit plain.

The Washington Post describes the 5-Series wagon as "plush"and "prestigious."Autoblog says "supportive seating"is so good, "adults won't mind sitting in the commodious backseat."The New York Times considers the 5-Series to have a "cold, synthetic-looking interior."It thinks it "badly needs a makeover."Edmunds says "competitors offer more stylish and less austere environments."

Not everyone is happy about the layout of the 2009 BMW 5-Series interior, but it scores high for its almost absolute comfort and quiet.

Kelley Blue Book says the BMW's seats are the "comfortable and supportive."

Fit and finish are "outstanding,"Edmunds reports. The base seats are vinyl, Automedia reports-likely due to the 5-Series' use as a fleet vehicle in its home market.

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