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 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.
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.