The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hasn't crash-tested the latest BMW X5, but does give it a four-star rollover rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) hasn't tested the X5 either, but did crash-test the structurally identical 2012 model, awarding it top marks of "good" in frontal offset, rear, and side-impact tests.
The 2013 X5's standard safety equipment list is fairly extensive. All X5s come with: dual front and side airbags; adaptive brake lights; front and rear head-protecting airbags; active head rests; rollover protection system; trailer stabilization; and hill descent control.
The X5's large side mirrors, ample glass size, and automatic rearview camera also aid rearward visibility.
Though it hasn't yet been crash-tested, previous versions of the BMW X5 have scored well, and there's ample standard safety equipment in the 2013 model.