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2017 BMW X5

Midsize luxury SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment

Headlights
A

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
M

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2017
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2016
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2015
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2014
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2013
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
P
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2014-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The BMW X5 was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,949 lbs.
Side airbags front and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 115 in.
Length 192 in.
Width 76 in.
Engine 3.0 L turbocharged 6-cylinder
EPA ratings 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1307
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 2
Left (cm) 4
Center (cm) 4
Right (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1307
Head
HIC-15 112
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 4
Maximum Nij 0.11
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.4
Femur force - right (kN) 0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.30
Maximum tibia index - right 0.36
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 41
Right 48

Applies to 2014-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The BMW X5 was redesigned for the 2014 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by BMW as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,949 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 115 in.
Length 192 in.
Width 76 in.
Engine 3.0 L turbocharged 6-cylinder
EPA ratings 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1308
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-25.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1308
Head HIC-15 107
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 29
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.97
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.28
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.2
Combined force (kN) 3.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 51
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1308
Head HIC-15 26
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 13
Lateral force (kN) 0.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32
Average deflection (mm) 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.87
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.36
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.9
Combined force (kN) 2.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 60
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Applies to 2017 models

System details

  • Optional Frontal Collision Warning with Extended Collision Mitigation

Package name

  • Optional Driver Assistance Plus/ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
6 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle nearly avoided a collision.
3 points

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2017 models

System details

  • Optional Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation

Package name

  • Optional Driver Assistance Plus/Active Driving Assistant

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
3 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 9 mph.
1 point

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 7 mph.
1 point

How this rating is determined

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • sDrive35i trim equipped with Lighting package
  • xDrive35i trim equipped with Lighting package
  • xDrive35d trim equipped with Lighting package
  • xDrive40e trim equipped with Lighting package
  • xDrive50i trim equipped with Lighting package
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
A
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right and gradual left curves and fair on the sharp right and sharp left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • sDrive 35i trim
  • xDrive 35i trim
  • xDrive 35d trim
  • xDrive 40e trim
  • xDrive 50i trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
A
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • sDrive35i trim equipped with Lighting package
  • xDrive35i trim equipped with Lighting package
  • xDrive35d trim equipped with Lighting package
  • xDrive40e trim equipped with Lighting package
  • xDrive50i trim equipped with Lighting package
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
A
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 83.2 m None
Straightaway left edge 60.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 67.5 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 57.0 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 58.6 m 21.7 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 51.0 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 167.4 m
Straightaway left edge 124.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 80.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 76.5 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 62.8 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 56.7 m

Trim level(s)
  • sDrive 35i trim
  • xDrive 35i trim
  • xDrive 35d trim
  • xDrive 40e trim
  • xDrive 50i trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
A
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 84.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 50.6 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 91.9 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 53.2 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 71.5 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 54.2 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 169.7 m
Straightaway left edge 130.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 95.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 77.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 75.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 68.6 m

Applies to 2014-17 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

M
Vehicle trim xDrive35i
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 31
Clearance angle (degrees) 43
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 26
Clearance angle (degrees) 46
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 29
Clearance angle (degrees) 48
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 25
Clearance angle (degrees) 46
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes
1
Side airbags: front and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Programmable daytime running lights

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