2019 BMW X5  RealSafeCars95Safety Rating

#3 of 2019 SUVs

#4 of all 2019 vehicles


The X5, part of BMW's lineup since 2000, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 7. The X5 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. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The BMW X5 has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 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 2019 BMW X5 has a score of 95, implying a 0.023% chance of driver death (2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.02%, and the chance of injury falls to 1.8%.

We estimate that the 2019 BMW X5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0229% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.6181%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0229% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.6181% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 BMW X5 is 52% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 BMW X5 is 45% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 BMW X5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10060INFINITI Q70Acura RLXLincoln MKTBMW 5 SeriesAudi Q7Audi Q8BMW X5Audi A7M.-B. GLE-ClassAudi A6M.-B. E-ClassHyundai Genesis G90Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 BMW X5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 100. The 2019 BMW X5 is safer than the 2019 INFINITI Q70, the 2019 Acura RLX, the 2019 Lincoln MKT, the 2019 BMW 5 Series, the 2018 Audi Q7, the 2019 Hyundai Genesis G90, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2019 Audi A6, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, and the 2019 Audi A7.

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