2002 BMW X5

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2002 BMW X5 4-door SUV
2001 BMW X5 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2001-06 models built after June 2000

Tested vehicle: 2001 BMW X5 3.0i 4-door 4wd

The BMW X5 was introduced in the 2000 model year. All 2001-06 X5 models manufactured after June 2000 include structural changes to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has evaluated the crashworthiness of a 2001 X5 with the structural changes in a 40 mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

Dummies' knees and/or shins routinely hit and often damage the areas under the instrument panel. These areas are smoothly padded and contoured in the X5.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF00023
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 5
Right (cm) 1
Brake pedal (cm) 1
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF00023
Head
HIC-15 177
Peak gs at hard contact 21
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.20
Chest maximum compression (mm) 38
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.8
Femur force - right (kN) 1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.46
Maximum tibia index - right 0.37
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 51
Right 146

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2001-06 models

Seat type: Base seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Base seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 70
Distance below top of head (mm) 82
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating 0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

Rating applies to 2001-06 models

Seat type: Sport seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Sport seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 78
Distance below top of head (mm) 82
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 0.0
Head contact time (ms)
Force rating 0
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)
Max neck tension (N)

Rating applies to 2001-06 models

Seat type: Comfort seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Comfort seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 38
Distance below top of head (mm) 42
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.4
Head contact time (ms) 100
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 205
Max neck tension (N) 1,091

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted