2023 BMW X3  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#20 of 2023 SUVs

#25 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 BMW X3
The X3, a mainstay of BMW's lineup since 2004, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 BMW X3 is 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 2023 BMW X3 has a score of 91, implying a 0.028% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 BMW X3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0278% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.1699%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0278% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.1699% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 BMW X3 is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 BMW X3 is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

BMW's Active Driving Assistant active safety features can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 BMW X3: Emergency Brake Assist, Lane-Change Warning with Lane-Change Assist, and Blind Spot Monitoring.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the BMW X3. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9879Lincoln CorsairINFINITI QX50Cadillac XT5Genesis GV70Audi Q5 SportbackAudi Q5Volvo XC60BMW X3Lincoln NautilusAcura RDXAudi Q3Ford EdgeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 BMW X3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 79 to 98. The 2023 BMW X3 is safer than the 2023 Lincoln Corsair, the 2023 INFINITI QX50, the 2023 Cadillac XT5, the 2023 Genesis GV70, the 2023 Ford Edge, the 2023 Audi Q3, and the 2023 Acura RDX and less safe than the 2023 Audi Q5 Sportback. It is about as safe as the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus and the 2023 Volvo XC60.

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