2017 BMW X3  RealSafeCars83Safety Rating

#23 of 2017 SUVs

#39 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 BMW X3
The X3, part of BMW's lineup since 2004, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The X3 has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. 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 2017 BMW X3 is 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 2017 BMW X3 has a score of 83, implying a 0.038% chance of driver death (3.4% 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 2017 BMW X3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0375% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.2835%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0375% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.2835% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 BMW X3 is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 BMW X3 is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 BMW X3 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9569INFINITI Q50Lexus NXCadillac ATSBuick EnvisionAcura RDXLincoln MKCLexus RXM.-B. GLC-ClassVolvo XC60Cadillac XT5Audi Q5BMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 BMW X3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 95. The 2017 BMW X3 is safer than the 2017 INFINITI Q50, the 2017 Lexus NX, the 2017 Cadillac ATS, and the 2017 Buick Envision and less safe than the 2017 Audi Q5, the 2017 Cadillac XT5, the 2017 Volvo XC60, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the 2017 Lexus RX. It is about as safe as the 2017 Acura RDX and the 2017 Lincoln MKC.

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