2016 BMW X3 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government | Edmunds

2016 BMW X3 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government


WASHINGTON — The 2016 BMW X3 midsize luxury SUV earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the X3 "good" in all crash tests.

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.

Key competitors to the X3 include the Audi Q5, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and Lexus RX 350.

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.

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