2023 BMW X5  RealSafeCars94Safety Rating

#10 of 2023 SUVs

#11 of all 2023 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 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The BMW X5 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 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 1.8%.

We estimate that the 2023 BMW X5 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0237% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.7046%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0237% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.7046% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 BMW X5 is 49% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 BMW X5 is 42% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 BMW X5 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.

Active safety features with BMW's Active Driving Assistant can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 BMW X5: 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. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the BMW X5. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you. Standard Automatic High Beams automatically switches high beam headlights off when oncoming traffic is approaching and turns them back on when there aren't any vehicles ahead.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9983Cadillac XT6Acura TLXM.-B. GLE-ClassV. V90 Cross CountryLincoln NautilusAudi Q7Genesis GV80BMW X5A. A6 Allroad (Wagon)Acura MDXAudi A6Lincoln AviatorComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 BMW X5 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 83 to 99. The 2023 BMW X5 is safer than the 2023 Cadillac XT6, the 2023 Acura TLX, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the 2023 Volvo V90 Cross Country, and the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus. It is about as safe as the 2023 Audi A6 Allroad (Wagon) and the 2023 Genesis GV80.

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