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BMW X5 BMW X5 2012 24.5 MPG Highway Percentage 90 percent
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 24.500
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 75 24.500
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2011 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 5 percent
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 19.200
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2011 22.9 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
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
flat med light 10 70 10 10 65 22.100
  hills med light 0 5 15 80 55 28.000
  flat med light 10 70 10 10 75 22.056
  flat med none 10 65 10 15 75 24.120
  flat med hvy 10 70 10 10 75 22.412
  flat med hvy 10 65 10 15 75 22.836
  flat med none 0 20 50 30 70 23.000
  flat light hvy 0 20 50 30 75 23.700
  mtns v.lt none 1 2 2 95 70 27.575
  flat med hvy 5 10 75 10 75 22.088
  hills med hvy 0 5 45 50 75 22.000
  flat med none 0 50 25 25 80 19.600
  hills med hvy 0 0 70 30 75 22.000
  flat med none 0 4 0 96 62 26.400
  flat med none 0 20 20 60 80 20.795
  flat med none 0 60 40 0 N/A 18.200
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 4 34 28 35 72 22.9  
  Averages flat med light 4 34 28 35 72 22.9
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 22.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (34 percent), in the suburbs (28 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 only some of the time.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2010 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 22 percent
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 light light 1 2 3 94 70 25.687
  flat v.lt light 4 5 90 1 60 21.500
  flat med none 10 50 35 5 80 18.424
  hills med light 5 70 10 15 75 19.800
  flat med none 10 50 35 5 80 20.566
  flat light none 5 60 25 10 68 23.500
  flat med none 10 50 35 5 80 19.260
  flat med none 10 25 25 40 80 20.400
  flat med none 10 50 35 5 80 19.215
  flat light light 5 10 37 49 80 21.390
  hills light light 1 4 10 85 75 24.500
  flat med none 10 50 35 5 80 21.578
  flat med none 10 50 35 5 80 18.981
  flat med none 10 50 35 5 80 24.219
  flat med none 10 50 35 5 80 18.991
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 265hp 3.0L I6 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 7 38 32 22 77 21.2  
  Averages flat med none 7 38 32 22 77 21.2
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 21.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (32 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 77 miles per hour (22 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2009 14.4 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
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 none 10 20 40 30 68 11.800
  flat med hvy 0 40 40 20 70 17.000
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2009 21.8 MPG Highway Percentage 20 percent
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 21.800
  flat med light 0 10 70 20 62 21.400
  flat v.lt light 0 10 70 20 62 22.200
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2009 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 9 percent
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 med hvy 0 90 0 10 75 21.000
  flat light none 0 50 50 0 N/A 24.167
  flat light light 0 75 15 10 60 22.234
  flat light light 10 40 30 20 60 21.569
  flat light none 0 90 5 5 60 20.642
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2008 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 68 percent
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 18.600
  flat light none 30 5 0 65 65 16.684
  hills med hvy 0 25 50 25 65 16.500
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 65 23.600
  flat light none 0 0 5 95 60 24.800
  flat light light 0 0 0 100 60 27.200
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 5 9 18 68 63 21.2  
  Averages flat light light 5 9 18 68 63 21.2
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 BMW X5 has been averaging 21.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 68 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (18 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2007 18.9 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
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 18.200
  flat light light 20 0 60 20 70 17.800
  flat light hvy 0 0 30 70 75 20.600
  flat med none 40 0 20 40 62 18.800
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2007 16.0 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
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 16.000
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2006 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 43 percent
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 21.463
  flat med none 0 5 30 65 60 20.600
  flat med hvy 30 0 60 10 60 17.500
  hills lead light 15 15 30 40 60 18.245
  flat light light 23 23 23 30 60 21.000
  flat med hvy 5 5 40 50 60 17.400
  flat med none 5 17 9 69 75 17.000
  flat light light 0 20 40 40 60 21.459
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 13 33 43 62 19.3  
  Averages flat med light 10 13 33 43 62 19.3
With the turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2006 BMW X5 has been averaging 19.3 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 43 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2006 17.5 MPG Highway Percentage 46 percent
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 lead none 0 0 0 100 60 19.600
  flat med none 30 35 20 15 60 16.500
  flat med light 30 35 20 15 60 16.300
  flat light none 30 35 20 15 60 16.400
  flat light none 10 15 10 65 70 17.500
  flat med none 20 20 20 40 60 16.000
  mtns med none 10 15 0 75 60 20.000
2006 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 19 22 13 46 61 17.5  
  Averages flat med none 19 22 13 46 61 17.5
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 17.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 BMW X5s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 46 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in heavy traffic (19 percent), and in the suburbs (13 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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2005 19.4 MPG Highway Percentage 49 percent
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 5 1 94 75 23.600
  flat med hvy 0 95 2 3 70 15.100
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2005 18.2 MPG Highway Percentage 47 percent
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
flat lead light 50 0 0 50 60 18.000
  flat med none 0 0 10 90 74 18.700
  flat med none 0 0 20 80 68 15.700
  flat med light 0 50 50 0 N/A 18.000
  flat med none 50 50 0 0 N/A 18.100
  flat med light 10 70 10 10 56 17.600
  hills light hvy 0 0 0 100 50 21.000
2005 4dr SUV 315-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 16 24 13 47 62 18.2  
  Averages flat med light 16 24 13 47 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 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (24 percent), in heavy traffic (16 percent), and in the suburbs (13 percent).

In addition the average 2005 BMW X5 in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2004 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
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 20.000
  flat light none 0 0 40 60 60 20.000
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2004 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 63 percent
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 none 0 5 10 85 75 16.700
  flat med light 5 5 15 75 70 16.000
  flat med light 0 5 65 30 65 18.200
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2004 17.8 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
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 17.800
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2003 20.9 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
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 0 0 0 100 75 22.722
  flat light none 10 30 10 50 75 18.737
  flat light none 5 15 50 30 75 17.698
  flat light none 10 15 25 50 75 24.353
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2003 16.7 MPG Highway Percentage 41 percent
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
hills med none 5 40 40 15 75 16.300
  flat med none 0 0 33 67 75 17.000
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2002 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 34 percent
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 28 7 0 65 65 24.000
  flat med light 38 56 3 3 65 14.000
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2002 17.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
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 17.000
  flat med hvy 0 50 0 50 60 18.300
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2002 14.2 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
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 14.200
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.
 
BMW X5 BMW X5 2001 20.6 MPG Highway Percentage 72 percent
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
hills light light 5 10 5 80 70 21.700
  flat light none 0 35 0 65 65 20.100
  flat light light 0 30 0 70 65 20.100
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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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2001 BMW X5

2001 BMW X5 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr SUV 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed 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 282-horsepower 4.4L V8
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Horrible mileage.
 

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.