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2021 BMW X3 M40i SUV: NHTSA and IIHS Ratings, and Safety Features

Updated on: March 21, 2021

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The 2021 BMW X3 M40i aced the NHTSA ratings with flying colors as it achieves an overall rating of 5 stars. In brief, it scored 5 stars for frontal crash test, 5 stars for side crash test and 4 stars for rollover crash test.
Overall Rating 5 star
Overall Front Star Rating 5 star
Front Driver Side 5 star
Front Passenger Side 5 star
Overall Side Star Rating 5 star
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings(Front Seat) 5 star
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings(Rear Seat) 5 star
Side Barrier Driver 5 star
Side Barrier Rear Passenger 5 star
Overall Side Pole Star Rating 5 star
Rollover Star Rating 4 star
Overall Side Barrier 5 star
The 2021 BMW X3 M40i is truly an unbreakable car that is further consolidated by IIHS crashworthiness tests, on which it scores “Good” in all of the six categories, which is an excellent feat. However, it missed the 'Top Safety Pick' award as it received a 'Marginal' rating for LATCH use.
Small Overlap Front(Driver) Good
Small Overlap Front(Passenger) Good
Moderate Overlap Front Good
Side Good
Roof Strength Good
Head Restraints and Seats Good
Headlights Good
Front Crash Prevention Superior
Latch Ease of Use Marginal

Priced at $56,000, the 2021 BMW X3 M40i comes with a 3.0L turbo-six engine that makes 382 hp and 365 lb-ft. of torque. it can do 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, which is quite an impressive number. The interior dimensions of the 2021 X3 M40i prove that it has the most spacious interior, even in the rear row. Android Auto is now a standard feature of the 2021 X3 M40i. 

The 2021 BMW X3 M40i secured a five-star rating from NHTSA while the IIHS gave 'Good' ratings in almost all categories. Every BMW comes loaded with industry-leading driver-assist features and the 2021 X3 M40i is no different. Also for 2021, Blind Spot Monitoring and Lane Departure Warning are now standard features. 

2021 BMW X3 M40i Safety Features Explained

This year, BMW has added two new safety features to the list- Blind Spot Monitoring and Lane Departure Warning. Taking about airbags, a total of six airbags are installed in the cabin of the 2021 X3 M40i. The 2021 BMW X3 M40i offers most of the modern safety features that you could possibly need, some of which are as follows:

  • Lane Departure Warning: The Lane Departure Warning could have been upgraded into Lane Keeping Assist too, but that is applicable on the X5. The available feature keeps the car in line too.

  • Brake Assist : This system measures the speed and force of brake application to determine whether the driver is attempting an emergency stop. If such is detected, then the system applies additional brake pressure to allow the driver to take full advantage of ABS, to prevent wheels from locking up.

  • Blind Spot Detection: This feature works by constantly monitoring your car’s blind spot and alerting you if some other car or pedestrian is in your blind-spot. It works in tandem with the cross-traffic alert, which alerts you if a car is trying to warn you of oncoming cars while you’re trying to cross the road.

  • Park Distance Control, Front, and Rear: These are proximity sensors fitted at the front and the rear of the car to that use sonars and guide the driver to park the SUV. This is really handy in narrow spaces..

"The 2021 BMW X3 is a safe choice made safer this year thanks to more collision-avoidance tech".- The Car Connection

2021 BMW X3 M40i Safety Verdict

The 2021 BMW X3 M40i is undoubtedly one of the safest SUVs out there with strong construction and a host of modern safety features. The greatest of ratings in the NHTSA and IIHS charts speak volumes for themselves. The rivals are also on par with the SUV in terms of safety as all of them did ace the scoring charts.


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2021 BMW X3 M40i SUV Safety

The 2021 BMW X3 M40i comes loaded with tons of safety and driver assistance features, some exclusive to BMW only. Structurally speaking, the lightweight construction adds to the durability and strength of the vehicle and sturdy and the vehicle is heavy, being an SUV; it stays planted on the ground. The X3 M40i is a heavy and sturdy, proper German build. Accompanied by BMW’s integrated Driving Assistant Plus that comes with a host of driver assistance features.

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Cecilia

2021 BMW X3 M40i SUV

4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 29, 2021

x3 m40i a powerful, luxurious

Pros - "Agile handling High fuel economy"

Cons - "Rough engine start/stop system "

Blend of car and SUV This Performance driven BMW X3 is having state of the art technologies that enhances its driving experience. I like the transmission of the X3 M40i and the way it upshifts and downshifts. Although the engine start/stop is a bit rouh on the inside and does not work at uphill. "Highly recommended for quick, affordable lease deals! The paperwork was swift and hassle-free. The staff treated me with utmost respect and transperancy.The staff was courteous and professional in every aspect. "

8/10
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8/10
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8/10
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8/10
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Ellen M. Rangel

2021 BMW X3 M40i SUV

4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 1, 2021

5 seater bimmer

Pros - Leather wrapped steering with all driver assists controls, long bonnet which gives sporty edge, good reilability

Cons - Low top speed, ac lags

good mileage of 24mpg, space for 5 poeple inside with great comfort, leather wrapped steering, heated seats, moonrrof, panoramic view, i like the bonnet of this car long and psorty edge, staibility control, brake lights, anti theft alram.

8/10
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8/10
Design
9/10
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8/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
10/10
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Annie G. Hicks

2021 BMW X3 M40i SUV

4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 8A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 25, 2021

2021 X3

Pros - Nice interior, stylish, smooth ride

Cons - Expensive to maintain, infotainment is confusing

An unparalleled budget vehicle My BMW X3 is very smooth and easy to drive. Handling is pretty impressive and having an AWD does come handy. Overall a great SUV for the family and even for single person use. My X3 comes with almost all the features I wanted in my next car. The cargo area is well equipped, but the head clearance in the front is too bad. Have hit my head several times while trying to get on the vehicle. 21' wheels and black color gives it all the appeal it needed. Has everything that I know of. Hope it does not die on me. With all options ticked $63,250 Good crew

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
7/10
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