2012 BMW X3  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#17 of 2012 SUVs

#25 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 BMW X3
The X3, part 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. 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 2012 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 2012 BMW X3 has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 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 2012 BMW X3 is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 BMW X3 is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9767Nissan MuranoVolvo S60INFINITI EXLincoln MKXINFINITI GAcura RDXVolkswagen TouaregM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Audi Q5BMW X3Cadillac SRXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 BMW X3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 97. The 2012 BMW X3 is safer than the 2012 Nissan Murano, the 2012 Volvo S60, the 2012 INFINITI EX, the 2012 Lincoln MKX, the 2012 INFINITI G, and the 2012 Acura RDX and less safe than the 2012 Volvo XC60, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, and the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg. It is about as safe as the 2012 Cadillac SRX.

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