2015 BMW X5  RealSafeCars94Safety Rating

#2 of 2015 SUVs

#2 of all 2015 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. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The BMW X5 packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 BMW X5 is very 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 2015 BMW X5 has a score of 94, implying a 0.023% chance of driver death (2.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.022%, and the chance of injury falls to 2%.

We estimate that the 2015 BMW X5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0233% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.6621%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0233% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.6621% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 BMW X5 is 51% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 BMW X5 is 44% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2015 BMW X5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10063INFINITI Q70Acura RLXLexus GSCadillac XTSLincoln MKTCadillac CTSBMW X5M.-B. M-ClassVolkswagen TouaregAudi Q7M.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 BMW X5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 100. The 2015 BMW X5 is safer than the 2015 INFINITI Q70, the 2015 Acura RLX, the 2015 Lexus GS, the 2015 Cadillac XTS, the 2015 Lincoln MKT, the 2015 Cadillac CTS, the 2015 BMW 5 Series, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2015 Audi Q7, and the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg. It is about as safe as the 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

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