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BMW X5 Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the BMW X5's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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BMW X5 Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 24.5
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 24.5
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 24.5  
  Averages flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 24.5
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 BMW X5 fuel economy has been averaging 24.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 80 5 5 60 19.2
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
8-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 10 80 5 5 60 19.2  
  Averages flat light light 10 80 5 5 60 19.2
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 BMW X5 has been averaging 19.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 80 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the suburbs (5 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (5 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 0 0 70 30 75 22.0
  flat med light 10 70 10 10 65 22.1
  hills med light 0 5 15 80 55 28.0
  flat med hvy 10 70 10 10 75 21.9
  flat light hvy 0 20 50 30 75 23.7
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 4 33 31 32 69 23.5  
  Averages flat med hvy 4 33 31 32 69 23.5
With the turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 BMW X5 gas mileage has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 33 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (32 percent), in the suburbs (31 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2011 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 10 50 35 5 80 20.6
  flat light light 1 2 3 94 70 25.7
  flat med none 10 50 35 5 80 21.6
  flat med none 10 50 35 5 80 24.2
  flat med none 10 50 35 5 80 19.0
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 8 40 29 23 78 22.2  
  Averages flat med none 8 40 29 23 78 22.2
With the turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 BMW X5 fuel economy has been averaging 22.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 78 miles per hour (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2010 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 40 40 20 70 17.0
  flat med none 10 20 40 30 68 11.8
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 30 40 25 69 14.4  
  Averages flat med light 5 30 40 25 69 14.4
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2009 BMW X5 has been averaging 14.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 282hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 10 70 20 62 21.8
  flat med light 0 10 70 20 62 21.4
  flat v.lt light 0 10 70 20 62 22.2
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 282hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 10 70 20 62 21.8  
  Averages flat light light 0 10 70 20 62 21.8
With the turbocharged 282hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW X5 gas mileage has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (20 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 90 5 5 60 20.6
  flat light light 10 40 30 20 60 21.6
  flat light none 0 50 50 0 N/A 24.2
  flat light light 0 75 15 10 60 22.2
  flat med hvy 0 90 0 10 75 21.0
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 69 20 9 64 21.9  
  Averages flat light light 2 69 20 9 64 21.9
With the turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 BMW X5 fuel economy has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 69 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2009 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med hvy 0 25 50 25 65 18.6
  flat light none 30 5 0 65 65 16.7
  hills med hvy 0 25 50 25 65 16.5
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 65 23.6
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 60 27.2
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 6 11 20 63 64 20.5  
  Averages flat light light 6 11 20 63 64 20.5
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW X5 has been averaging 20.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2008 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 40 0 20 40 62 18.2
  flat light light 20 0 60 20 70 17.8
  flat light hvy 0 0 30 70 75 20.6
  flat med none 40 0 20 40 62 18.8
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 25 0 33 43 67 18.9  
  Averages flat med light 25 0 33 43 67 18.9
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW X5 gas mileage has been averaging 18.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in heavy traffic (25 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 350-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 0 57 40 70 16.0
2007 4dr SUV 350-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 3 0 57 40 70 16.0  
  Averages flat med light 3 0 57 40 70 16.0
With the 350-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2007 BMW X5 fuel economy has been averaging 16.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (40 percent), in heavy traffic (3 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2007 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 20 35 40 60 21.5
  flat med none 0 5 30 65 60 20.6
  flat med hvy 30 0 60 10 60 17.5
  hills lead light 15 15 30 40 60 18.2
  flat light light 23 23 23 30 60 21.0
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 15 13 36 37 60 19.8  
  Averages flat med light 15 13 36 37 60 19.8
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW X5 has been averaging 19.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (36 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (13 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 10 15 10 65 70 17.5
  flat med none 30 35 20 15 60 16.5
  flat light none 30 35 20 15 60 16.4
  flat med none 20 20 20 40 60 16.0
  flat med light 30 35 20 15 60 16.3
2006 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 24 28 18 30 62 16.5  
  Averages flat med none 24 28 18 30 62 16.5
With the 350-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2006 BMW X5 gas mileage has been averaging 16.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in heavy traffic (24 percent), and in the suburbs (18 percent).

In addition the average 2006 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 95 2 3 70 15.1
  flat med hvy 0 5 1 94 75 23.6
2005 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 0 50 2 49 73 19.4  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 50 2 49 73 19.4
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 BMW X5 fuel economy has been averaging 19.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (49 percent), in the suburbs (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills light hvy 0 0 0 100 50 21.0
  flat med none 50 50 0 0 N/A 18.1
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 74 18.7
  flat med light 10 70 10 10 56 17.6
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 68 15.7
2005 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 12 24 8 56 62 18.2  
  Averages flat med none 12 24 8 56 62 18.2
With the 350-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2005 BMW X5 has been averaging 18.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in heavy traffic (12 percent), and in the suburbs (8 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 40 60 60 20.0
  flat light none 0 0 40 60 60 20.0
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 0 40 60 60 20.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 0 40 60 60 20.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW X5 gas mileage has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 5 65 30 65 18.2
  flat med none 0 5 10 85 75 16.7
  flat med light 5 5 15 75 70 16.0
2004 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 2 5 30 63 70 17.0  
  Averages flat med light 2 5 30 63 70 17.0
With the 350-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2004 BMW X5 fuel economy has been averaging 17.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 63 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 20 20 20 40 70 17.8
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
flat med light 20 20 20 40 70 17.8  
  Averages flat med light 20 20 20 40 70 17.8
With the 225-horsepower 3.0L I6 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2004 BMW X5 has been averaging 17.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in the city (20 percent).

In addition the average 2004 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 5 15 50 30 75 17.7
  flat light none 10 15 25 50 75 24.4
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 22.7
  flat light none 10 30 10 50 75 18.7
2003 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 6 15 21 58 75 20.9  
  Averages flat light none 6 15 21 58 75 20.9
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 BMW X5 gas mileage has been averaging 20.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in the city (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 33 67 75 17.0
  hills med none 5 40 40 15 75 16.3
2003 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
hills med none 3 20 37 41 75 16.7  
  Averages hills med none 3 20 37 41 75 16.7
With the 350-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2003 BMW X5 fuel economy has been averaging 16.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (37 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2003 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 38 56 3 3 65 14.0
  flat med light 28 7 0 65 65 24.0
2002 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 33 32 2 34 65 19.0  
  Averages flat med light 33 32 2 34 65 19.0
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2002 BMW X5 has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 34 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (33 percent), in the city (32 percent), and in the suburbs (2 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 50 0 50 60 17.0
  flat med hvy 0 50 0 50 60 18.3
2002 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 50 0 50 60 17.7  
  Averages flat med light 0 50 0 50 60 17.7
With the 350-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 BMW X5 gas mileage has been averaging 17.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr SUV 340-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 10 10 40 40 37 14.2
2002 4dr SUV 340-horsepower 4.6L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 10 10 40 40 37 14.2  
  Averages flat med none 10 10 40 40 37 14.2
With the 340-horsepower 4.6L V8 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2002 BMW X5 fuel economy has been averaging 14.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 37 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (10 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2002 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 30 0 70 65 20.1
  flat light none 0 35 0 65 65 20.1
  hills light light 5 10 5 80 70 21.7
2001 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 25 2 72 67 20.6  
  Averages flat light light 2 25 2 72 67 20.6
With the 350-horsepower 4.8L V8 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2001 BMW X5 has been averaging 20.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 72 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in heavy traffic (2 percent), and in the suburbs (2 percent).

In addition the average 2001 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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BMW X5 Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Diesel engine, 24 MPG highway, 600 miles per tank
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD Better than our 6 cyl Grand Cherokee by far
BMW X5 Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD like many other SUV it consume more fuel, but I know the EPA before buying the X5.
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD poor compared to diesel
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD The 3.0L i6 is rather underpowered, and it's hard for me to squeeze even 22 mpg out of my X5. Most of the time, I get close to 20. Most V8 X5s from this generation get 16-18 mpg.
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 8-sp shiftable automatic AWD I get a consistant 16.6mpg. Mostly in town driving.
2003 4dr SUV 350-hp 4.8L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD A gas drinker~~~ even considered its engine litre~~~
2002 4dr SUV 350-hp 4.8L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD It gets about 16 mpg in town and about 19-20 on the highway. For the amount of performance I should not complain but I would love a SUV that got about 30
2001 4dr SUV 350-hp 4.8L V8 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Horrible mileage.