The Best Luxury Midsize 2022 SUV Will Cost You More Than $60,000

The 2022 BMW X5 is Consumer Report’s number one luxury midsize SUV. It has everything you could possibly want in a luxury SUV, and a lot of features that are nice to have, too. So how much does the 2022 BMW X5 sDrive 40i cost? Its price starts at $60,600 making it an expensive base model SUV – but is it worth it?

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How much does the 2022 BMW X5 sDrive 40i cost?

The 2022 BMW X5 sDrive 40i price starts at $60,600. That’s for the sDrive40i, the base model X5. The sDrive40i comes standard with rear-wheel drive as well as a 3.0-liter six-cylinder that makes 335 hp and 331 lb-ft of torque. This is matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

In addition, the 2022 X5 has 19-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and simulated leather upholstery. Power-adjustable, heated front seats are standard in the BMW X5, according to Edmunds. So is keyless entry with push-button start, a digital instrument cluster, and a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A navigation system and 10-speaker sound system are also standard in the 2022 BMW X5.

What problems does the BMW X5 have?

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Reliability and emergency handling have the lowest scores in Consumer Reports’ quick look at the 2022 BMW X5. Overall, it has a score of 90, putting it in first place among luxury midsize SUVs. Yet the reliability rating is only a 3/5, as is the emergency handling score.

Consumer Reports used data from the 2019, 2020, and 2021 BMW X5 models to come up with its reliability rating. While the 2021 model year has a perfect rating, both the 2019 and 2020 model years have a 3/5. Within those model years are problems with the climate system, brakes, body integrity, power equipment, and in-car electronics. If you’re considering a BMW X5, you should be aware of potential problems before you purchase your SUV.

X5 owners are pretty happy with their SUVs

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Despite the 2022 BMW X5’s average predicted reliability rating, overall X5 drivers are fairly happy with their SUVs. The predicted owner satisfaction score for the 2022 X5 is a 4/5. Consumer Reports finds this rating by sending out surveys to current owners of the X5 to learn more about how happy (or not) they are with their vehicles.

Current X5 owners are extremely happy with its driving experience, giving it a 96/100. They also love its styling, at a 90/100. Comfort is very good, at an 88/100. Value fares the worst, with a rating of 46/100. Still, the BMW X5 ranks third on the list of SUVs that owners would buy again, so its likely that despite the cost, people are pretty happy with the X5.

The 2022 BMW X5 sDrive 40i price may be high, but it doesn’t seem to deter people from buying it – or being happy with their purchase. With its overall high score from Consumer Reports, it also seems that you get what you pay for with the X5. If you’re looking for a luxury midsize SUV and you’re not put off by the X5 price, it’s a great SUV.