2017 BMW X5  RealSafeCars94Safety Rating

#2 of 2017 SUVs

#2 of all 2017 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Strong on technology, it 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 handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 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 2017 BMW X5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.023% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.6267%, meaning the average driver has a 0.023% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.6267% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 BMW X5 is 52% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 BMW X5 is 45% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 BMW X5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10063INFINITI Q70Cadillac XTSCadillac CTSAudi A6BMW 5 SeriesM.-B. E-ClassAudi Q7BMW X5M.-B. GLE-ClassVolvo XC90Chevrolet TahoeVolkswagen TouaregComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 BMW X5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 100. The 2017 BMW X5 is safer than the 2017 INFINITI Q70, the 2017 Cadillac XTS, the 2017 Cadillac CTS, the 2017 Audi A6, the 2017 BMW 5 Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg, and the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe. It is about as safe as the 2017 Volvo XC90 and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.

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