You might not like to admit it, but the BMW X5 is a damn good car.
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
By going transverse-engined the X1 has become technically less distinctive, but more useful in the real world
Rivals keep it from a better score, but the new 3 is still one of the benchmarks for this class
Cosier and more expensive than rivals, but appealing badge and quality