2020 BMW X5  RealSafeCars93Safety Rating

#4 of 2020 SUVs

#5 of all 2020 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. The X5 has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The X5 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. 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 2020 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 2020 BMW X5 has a score of 93, implying a 0.024% chance of driver death (2.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.021%, and the chance of injury falls to 1.9%.

We estimate that the 2020 BMW X5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0243% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.7798%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0243% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.7798% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 BMW X5 is 49% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 BMW X5 is 42% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 BMW X5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10066Lexus GSAcura RLXCadillac XT6M.-B. E-ClassM.-B. GLE-ClassAudi Q8Audi Q7BMW X5Audi A7Volvo XC90Lincoln AviatorAudi A6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 BMW X5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 100. The 2020 BMW X5 is safer than the 2020 Lexus GS, the 2020 Acura RLX, the 2020 Cadillac XT6, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and less safe than the 2020 Audi Q8. It is about as safe as the 2020 Volvo XC90 and the 2020 Audi A7.

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