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BMW X5 Fuel Economy (MPG)

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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
hills lead light 15 15 30 40 60 18.245
  flat med none 0 5 30 65 60 20.600
  flat light light 5 20 35 40 60 21.463
  flat light light 23 23 23 30 60 21.000
  flat med hvy 30 0 60 10 60 17.500
  flat med none 5 17 9 69 75 17.000
  flat light light 0 20 40 40 60 21.459
  flat med hvy 5 5 40 50 60 17.400
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, 2006 BMW X5 fuel economy 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 20 20 20 40 60 16.000
  mtns med none 10 15 0 75 60 20.000
  flat med none 30 35 20 15 60 16.500
  flat light none 10 15 10 65 70 17.500
  flat light none 30 35 20 15 60 16.400
  flat med light 30 35 20 15 60 16.300
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, the 2006 BMW X5 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.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2006 BMW X5

2006 BMW X5 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Better than our 6 cyl Grand Cherokee by far
2006 BMW X5 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed 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.
 

2006 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.