2010 BMW X5 Styling

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Styling

For the 2010 model year, the X5's exterior and interior styling remain much the same as the previous year, though the aggressive X5 M adds a new level of flair, thanks to its huge air intakes and large wheels. Even so, the X5 has never been a knockout, at worst being inoffensive, though its interior is accommodating.

The X5 "looks like pretty much any other crossover," says MyRide.com, which says its tall cabin has good outward vision, thanks to big windows and big side mirrors. Car and Driver points out that the new X5 is wider and longer than before. The 2010 X5 reflects its Bimmer heritage.

Despite a general attraction to the 2010 BMW X5 inside and out, TheCarConnection.com finds most reviewers aren't compelled by the experience.

Four models make up the X5 lineup. The X5 M tops the range, with the xDrive35d diesel, xDrive 30i 6-cylinder, and xDrive48i making up the rest. None has a particularly distinctive look versus the others, though M versions have deeper front-end air dams and big wheels. All trims sport BMW's twin-nostril grille and a functional roof spoiler, Kelley Blue Book says.

Cars.com calls the cabin "sleek and purposeful". MyRide.com thinks the X5 surrounds drivers with "luxury and truckness." Edmunds calls it "elegant" from its "gently curved" dash to its "handsome wood inlays."

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