2010 BMW X3  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#41 of 2010 SUVs

#93 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 BMW X3
The X3, a mainstay of BMW's lineup since 2004, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The X3 has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 BMW X3 is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 BMW X3 has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 BMW X3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0549% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.2703%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0549% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.2703% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 BMW X3 is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 BMW X3 is 31% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9464BMW X3BMW 5 SeriesINFINITI EXLincoln MKXBMW 3 SeriesAcura RDXVolvo XC60Volvo XC90Volvo S80Audi Q5M.-B. C-ClassCadillac SRXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 BMW X3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 94. The 2010 BMW X3 is less safe than the 2010 INFINITI EX, the 2010 Lincoln MKX, the 2010 BMW 3 Series, the 2010 Acura RDX, the 2010 Cadillac SRX, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2010 Audi Q5, the 2010 Volvo S80, the 2010 Volvo XC90, and the 2010 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2010 BMW 5 Series.

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