2016 BMW X5 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government | Edmunds

2016 BMW X5 Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government


WASHINGTON — The 2016 BMW X5 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 X5 received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.

The rating applies to rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the X5.

The high-performance 2016 BMW X5 M and X5 xdrive40e plug-in hybrid have not been rated.

The 2016 BMW X5 comes standard with stability and traction control, high-performance antilock brakes with automatic drying, hill-descent control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints.

The optional Driver Assistance Plus package bundles active blind-spot monitoring, a side- and top-view camera system, lane-departure warning and speed limit info. The X5 M further offers an infrared night-vision system with pedestrian detection.

The 2016 X5 has been partially rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, earning "good" scores in two crash tests.

Key X5 competitors include the Acura MDX, Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Acura MDX and Volvo XC90 also earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2017 Audi Q7 has not been rated.

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