BMW's redesigned 2014 X5 will start at $53,725, including a $925 destination charge, when the luxury SUV goes on sale this fall. The new-for-2014 sDrive35i is BMW's first use of rear-wheel drive on the formerly exclusive all-wheel-drive X5. Two things could have come of this: a lower base price and higher fuel economy — both happened for the 2014 Acura MDX. However, the 2014 X5 is $5,300 more expensive than the previous model, and EPA fuel economy ratings aren't yet available.
The increased base price comes with more standard features, including navigation with a 10.2-inch screen, an auto stop-start system to save fuel, a 40-20-40 split-folding rear seat and a 10-year subscription to BMW's Assist service with automatic collision notification and TeleService that alerts the dealership when service is due.