2011 BMW X3  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#16 of 2011 SUVs

#22 of all 2011 vehicles


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


The 2011 BMW X3 is above average 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 2011 BMW X3 has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 BMW X3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0374% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.2729%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0374% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.2729% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 BMW X3 is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2011 BMW X3 is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9571Honda CrosstourINFINITI EXVolvo S60INFINITI GBMW 3 SeriesLincoln MKXM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Audi Q5Cadillac SRXBMW X3Acura RDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 BMW X3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 95. The 2011 BMW X3 is safer than the 2011 Honda Crosstour, the 2011 INFINITI EX, the 2011 Volvo S60, the 2011 INFINITI G, the 2011 BMW 3 Series, the 2011 Lincoln MKX, and the 2011 Acura RDX and less safe than the 2011 Volvo XC60 and the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. It is about as safe as the 2011 Cadillac SRX.

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