What the critics say
The 2019 BMW X7
Better late than never, BMW’s first full-size SUV is exactly what the brand needed. “Hugely comfortable, hugely capable, and hugely luxurious,” the X7 is more than just a longer, taller version of the X5. The X7 glides more like the 7-series sedan, and when fully loaded, the three-row people hauler cossets passengers more than any other full-size SUV. “Prepare yourself to see a lot of them—they’ll certainly be hard to miss.”
Car & Driver
“The interior is some of BMW’s best work yet.” Though some bumps intruded on our ride as a result of the X7’s big 21-inch wheels, “our 400 miles in the X7 vanished as if they were a daydream.” As in the X5, power comes from either a 335-hp turbocharged inline-six or a 456-hp twin-turbo V-8, which pushes the huge ute to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. The standard engine “works wonderfully,” though, even in this 5,370-pound monster.
It might take some getting used to the X7’s “ostentatiously oversize” grille, but you won’t want to leave its “superbly comfortable, almost infinitely adjustable” seats. In short, the X7 is an “objectively excellent” luxury vehicle. “Long drives from a seacoast city to a ski resort in one of these would effectively start your vacation early.”