BMW’s new midsize X5 is getting a full revamp for 2014 in typical BMW fashion, which means that most car buyers might have to look closely to see the changes, even though some are significant.
The German automaker generally takes a conservative approach to updating its vehicles, and in the case of the X5, that is probably a good thing, considering that the current version, which debuted as a 2007 model, is one of the company’s best sellers.
The new X5 has a more squarish front end and more upright rear, making the vehicle look more blocky and truck-like than its predecessor. The front grille is also wider and more prominent, following a trend seen throughout the industry. Still, on the whole, the new X5 looks remarkably similar to the old one.