2020 BMW X3  RealSafeCars86Safety Rating

#28 of 2020 SUVs

#43 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 BMW X3
The X3, part of BMW's lineup since 2004, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The X3 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 BMW X3 is above 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 2020 BMW X3 has a score of 86, implying a 0.034% chance of driver death (3.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.029%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.6%.

We estimate that the 2020 BMW X3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0342% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.9019%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0342% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.9019% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 BMW X3 is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 BMW X3 is 18% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 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.

10070INFINITI QX50M. Outlander PHEVLexus NXVolvo S60Cadillac XT5BMW X3Volvo XC60Audi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXAlfa Romeo GiuliaVolvo XC40Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 BMW X3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 100. The 2020 BMW X3 is safer than the 2020 INFINITI QX50, the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, and the 2020 Lexus NX and less safe than the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the 2020 Audi Q5, and the 2020 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2020 Cadillac XT5 and the 2020 Volvo XC40.

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