2014 BMW X5 Wins AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Award
The 2014 BMW X5 is the highest scoring Premium Luxury Crossover SUV in AutoPacific’s 2014 Ideal Vehicle Award research. BMW designers, planners and engineers understood who the X5 target buyer is and developed a vehicle that meets their requirements. The 2014 BMW X5 was at the top against some impressive vehicles including the Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes-Benz GL, Lincoln MKT, Mercedes-Benz ML, and the Infiniti QX60. The previous generation X5 won AutoPacific’s IVA for the 2009 model year.
BMW X5 owners truly do not want their vehicle changed. Of the fifteen categories in the Ideal Vehicle questionnaire, the X5 led or tied in seven satisfaction categories and was within three percentage points of another two.
The top five highest ratings by X5 owners are: same interior lighting, same ride/handling, same exterior, same safety features, and the same passenger room as now.
Although the X5 led in its category there are several things owners would change. Owners would like more advanced technology, more interior storage, and they would like it to be easier to get in and out of the vehicle.