2017 BMW X5

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2017 BMW X5 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior
Optional system
Advanced

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

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 2014-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i 4-door 4wd

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant 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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2014-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i 4-door 4wd with standard front and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

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

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

How the side crash test is conducted

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on 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
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
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.

Technical measurements for this test
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 2017-18 models
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
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.

Technical measurements for this test
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 2017-18 models
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

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention

Ratings are given for 2 different trim variations available on this vehicle.

System details

  • Optional Frontal Collision Warning with Extended Collision Mitigation

Package name

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

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle nearly avoided a collision.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

System details

  • Optional Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation

Package name

  • Optional Driver Assistance Plus/Active Driving Assistant

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 9 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 7 mph.
Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2014-18 models

Overall evaluation
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
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
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
Technical measurements for this test

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

How child seat anchors are evaluated