2016 BMW X5  RealSafeCars95Safety Rating

#1 of 2016 SUVs

#2 of all 2016 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The X5 has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The BMW X5 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 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 2016 BMW X5 has a score of 95, implying a 0.022% chance of driver death (2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 BMW X5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0225% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.566%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0225% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.566% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 BMW X5 is 53% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 BMW X5 is 46% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 BMW X5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

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