2019 BMW X3  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#22 of 2019 SUVs

#34 of all 2019 vehicles


The X3, part of BMW's lineup since 2004, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The X3 provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The X3 has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 BMW X3 is 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 2019 BMW X3 has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.028%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.5%.

We estimate that the 2019 BMW X3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0321% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.6686%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0321% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.6686% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 BMW X3 is 33% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 BMW X3 is 23% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 BMW X3 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

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