2012 BMW X5  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#10 of 2012 SUVs

#11 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 BMW X5
The X5, part of BMW's lineup since 2000, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 7. The BMW X5 packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 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 2012 BMW X5 has a score of 89, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 BMW X5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0306% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.4969%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0306% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.4969% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 BMW X5 is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 BMW X5 is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9864INFINITI M-37Lincoln MKTLincoln MKXM.-B. R-ClassAcura ZDXLexus RXVolkswagen TouaregM.-B. M-ClassAudi Q7BMW X5Volvo XC90Acura MDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 BMW X5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 98. The 2012 BMW X5 is safer than the 2012 INFINITI M-37, the 2012 Lincoln MKT, the 2012 Lincoln MKX, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class, the 2012 Acura ZDX, the 2012 Lexus RX, and the 2012 Acura MDX. It is about as safe as the 2012 Audi Q7.

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