With seven seats, an upmarket interior and great build quality, BMW's X5 is a formidable family car – and the latest version is practical and luxurious. The pair of optional seats in the boot are useful, and when they’re not in place the car has lots of luggage space. The X5 has some off-road ability, but BMW focused on performance on tarmac, so it's a better road car than rivals, with light, accurate steering and a range of powerful, economical engines. The xDrive30d and xDrive40d diesels offer strong performance and low fuel bills. All models come well equipped.