If you want a vehicle that looks utilitarian but doesn't drive that way, you can't do much better than this BMW. But if you value function over form, the X5 probably isn't for you.

Pro

Rides and drives like a BMW sedan, wide range of engine choices, top safety scores, high-end cabin furnishings.

Con

Limited off-road abilities, less interior volume than a 5 Series wagon, price goes up quickly with options, lousy fuel economy in the city.