2022 BMW X3  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#41 of 2022 SUVs

#56 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 BMW X3
The X3, part of BMW's lineup since 2004, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The X3 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 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 2022 BMW X3 has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 BMW X3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0329% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.7539%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0329% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.7539% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 BMW X3 is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 BMW X3 is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with BMW's Active Driving Assistant greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 BMW X3: Emergency Brake Assist, Lane-Change Warning with Lane-Change Assist, and Blind Spot Monitoring.

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you. Optional Automatic High Beams on the 2022 BMW X3 automatically switches off high beams headlights when another vehicle is nearby. Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps, which is optional on the 2022 BMW X3, points headlights towards the direction that the vehicle is heading, even on turns.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

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