2015 BMW X3  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#18 of 2015 SUVs

#27 of all 2015 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 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 2015 BMW X3 has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.032%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.9%.

We estimate that the 2015 BMW X3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0374% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.2749%, 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 4.2749% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 BMW X3 is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 BMW X3 is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2015 BMW X3 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9767Volvo S60Volvo V60Lexus NXLexus ISAcura RDXM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Audi Q5Lexus RXBMW X3M.-B. C-ClassLincoln MKCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 BMW X3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 97. The 2015 BMW X3 is safer than the 2015 Volvo S60, the 2015 Volvo V60, the 2015 Lexus NX, the 2015 Lexus IS, and the 2015 Acura RDX and less safe than the 2015 Lexus RX, the 2015 Audi Q5, the 2015 Volvo XC60, and the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. It is about as safe as the 2015 Lincoln MKC and the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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