• We drove a $74,000 BMW X5 with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain to see if it's worth the money - here's the verdict

    5 monthes ago - By Chron

    Matthew DeBord/BI
    The 2018 BMW X5 xDrive40e adds a plug-in hybrid option to a popular luxury SUV.
    In practice, the system helps with fuel economy, but it doesn't otherwise radically alter the vehicle.
    Our confidence in the X5 as a compelling luxury crossover option was restored after a week with the vehicle.
    As plug-in hybrids go, nearly 75 large is kind of a lot to pay. You can get a brand-new Prius Prime for less than $30,000.
    But without question, you won't be getting the ultimate driving machine. For that, you can take a look at BMW's "e" lineup. And pony up the premium. We've sampled...
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