2013 BMW X3  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#16 of 2013 SUVs

#22 of all 2013 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 bypass mud and snow. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2013 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 2013 BMW X3 has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 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 2013 BMW X3 is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2013 BMW X3 is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9672Volvo S60INFINITI EXLincoln MKXBMW 3 SeriesAcura RDXVolkswagen TouaregM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Lexus RXAudi Q5M.-B. C-ClassBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 BMW X3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 96. The 2013 BMW X3 is safer than the 2013 Volvo S60, the 2013 INFINITI EX, the 2013 Lincoln MKX, the 2013 BMW 3 Series, and the 2013 Acura RDX and less safe than the 2013 Audi Q5, the 2013 Lexus RX, the 2013 Volvo XC60, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, and the 2013 Volkswagen Touareg. It is about as safe as the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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