On sale now at BMW dealerships, the 2016 X3 received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.
Every 2016 BMW X3 comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, automatic brake drying (useful in rainy weather), front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front seat head restraints.
Optional safety equipment includes front and rear parking sensors, an active blind-spot monitor, a forward-collision mitigation system with automatic braking, rearview and surround-view parking cameras and a lane-departure warning system.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Audi Q5 earned a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and the 2016 Lexus RX 350 have not been rated.