2013 BMW X5  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#8 of 2013 SUVs

#9 of all 2013 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. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the X5 packs some oomph. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 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 2013 BMW X5 has a score of 89, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 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 2013 BMW X5 is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2013 BMW X5 is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9671INFINITI JXLincoln MKXLincoln MKTAcura ZDXBuick EnclaveAcura MDXVolkswagen TouaregM.-B. M-ClassAudi Q7BMW X5Volvo XC90Lexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 BMW X5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 96. The 2013 BMW X5 is safer than the 2013 INFINITI JX, the 2013 Lincoln MKX, the 2013 Lincoln MKT, the 2013 Acura ZDX, the 2013 Buick Enclave, and the 2013 Acura MDX. It is about as safe as the 2013 Audi Q7.

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