The X7 is yet to be tested by the IIHS and NHTSA, but it is packed with the most modern safety tech features and should prove to be a very safe vehicle. It is based on a stretched version of the same CLAR platform that underpins the X5 and that car achieved good, if not exceptional results, at the NHTSA, with a four-star overall rating. The IIHS rated the X5 its highest rating of Good in all major criteria and awarded it a 2022 Top Safety Pick title. Sharing various parts, a platform, and probably most of the crash structure with the X5, the X7 should prove similarly safe.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
Both models are fitted with automatic LED headlights with auto high beams, adaptive brake lights, ABS brakes, stability and traction control, and a full suite of airbags, including side curtains and front knee airbags. Standard driver-assistance tech includes a head-up display, rain-sensing wipers, frontal-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, active blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, speed limit info, and BMW Assist eCall with a panic button and automatic collision notification. The M60i additionally gets a surround-view camera system with 3D images and an automated parking system.
|BMW X7 Trims||xDrive40i||M60i|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A||N/A|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||O||O|
|Lane Keeping Assist||O||O|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S|
The 2023 BMW X7's reliability is reasonable. J.D. Power gives it a rating of 78 out of 100 overall, and 79 for quality and reliability. It was recalled twice last year and for 2023, it has been recalled three times, for an improperly bonded windshield, malfunctioning parking lights, and incorrectly wired sunroofs. BMW backs the X7 with a 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and a 12-year unlimited-mileage rust-perforation warranty. Complimentary maintenance is included for the first three years or 36,000 miles.
The BMW X7 has not been crash-tested by the NHTSA or IIHS, but shares its platform and a lot of its structure with the X5, which achieved four stars out of five overall a the NHTSA and Good scores and a 2022 Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS.