2022 BMW X5  RealSafeCars94Safety Rating

#6 of 2022 SUVs

#7 of all 2022 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 BMW X5
The X5, a mainstay of BMW's lineup since 2000, is a three-row large SUV with seating up to 7. The X5 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. The BMW X5 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2022 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 2022 BMW X5 has a score of 94, implying a 0.024% chance of driver death (2.1% 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 2022 BMW X5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0239% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.7294%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0239% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.7294% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 BMW X5 is 49% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 BMW X5 is 42% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 BMW X5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

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 X5: Emergency Brake Assist, Lane-Change Warning with Lane-Change Assist, and Blind Spot Monitoring.

Some safety features still may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances. Automatic High Beams are standard on the 2022 BMW X5. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10081Chrysler PacificaCadillac XT6M.-B. GLE-ClassFord ExplorerAudi A6Audi Q8Audi Q7BMW X5A. A6 Allroad (Wagon)Audi A7Volvo XC90 RechargeHonda OdysseyComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 BMW X5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 81 to 100. The 2022 BMW X5 is safer than the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2022 Cadillac XT6, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the 2022 Ford Explorer, and the 2022 Audi A6 and less safe than the 2022 Audi Q8. It is about as safe as the 2022 Audi A6 Allroad (Wagon) and the 2022 Audi Q7.

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