2018 BMW X5  RealSafeCars95Safety Rating

#2 of 2018 SUVs

#2 of all 2018 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the X5 packs some oomph. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 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 2018 BMW X5 has a score of 95, 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 2018 BMW X5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.023% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.6241%, 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 2.6241% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 BMW X5 is 52% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 BMW X5 is 45% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2018 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 RLXM.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesAudi Q7Volvo S90Nissan ArmadaBMW X5Volvo XC90M.-B. GLE-ClassFord ExpeditionHyundai Genesis G90Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 BMW X5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 100. The 2018 BMW X5 is safer than the 2018 INFINITI Q70, the 2018 Acura RLX, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2018 BMW 5 Series, the 2018 Audi Q7, the 2018 Volvo S90, the 2018 Hyundai Genesis G90, and the 2018 Ford Expedition. It is about as safe as the 2018 Nissan Armada.

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