2010 BMW X5  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#1 of 2010 SUVs

#1 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 BMW X5
The X5, a mainstay of BMW's lineup since 2000, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 7. The X5 has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The BMW X5 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 BMW X5 is safe 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 X5 has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 BMW X5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.029% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.3108%, meaning the average driver has a 0.029% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.3108% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 BMW X5 is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 BMW X5 is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9665BMW 5 SeriesAcura RLLincoln MKXLincoln MKTM.-B. R-ClassAcura ZDXBMW X5Audi Q7M.-B. M-ClassM.-B. E-ClassVolvo S80Acura MDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 BMW X5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 65 to 96. The 2010 BMW X5 is safer than the 2010 BMW 5 Series, the 2010 Acura RL, the 2010 Lincoln MKX, the 2010 Lincoln MKT, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class, the 2010 Acura ZDX, the 2010 Acura MDX, the 2010 Volvo S80, and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It is about as safe as the 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class and the 2010 Audi Q7.

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