The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal test. Structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger.
In both the side impact and the pole test, the rear door became unlatched on the impacted side. The car was penalised as door opening presents a risk of occupant ejection. Based on the dummy readings alone, the car would have scored maximum points.
Based on the dummy readings in the frontal and side tests, the X3 scored maximum points for its protection of the 3 year old infant. ISOFIX anchorages are available as an option in the front passenger seat. The option includes deactivation of the passnger frontal airbag. The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in that seating position without first disabling the airbag was not sufficiently clear. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.
The X3 scored no points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs by the bumper or the front edge of the bonnet. The protection provided to pedestrians' heads by the bonnet surface was rated as predominantly poor.