2016 BMW X5 Safety

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Unfortunately, there isn't full crash-test information for the X5. The IIHS has only rated the X5 in the moderate front overlap and side crash tests, where it earned the top rating of "Good." The IIHS also gives the X5 a "Superior" rating front crash prevention, when optionally equipped, but since it hasn't been subjected to the other tests, it can't be named a Top Safety Pick+.

The X5 has earned top marks from the NHTSA, including a five-star overall rating and five stars for front- and side-impact crash protection. The X5 was rated at four stars for rollover crash protection, but it's important to note that that test is a calculation, rather than a real-world crash.

The X5 offers a lot of standard and available safety gear, but crash test ratings are incomplete.

All X5 'utes get Bluetooth standard, but a rearview camera remains a stand-alone option on base SUVs. Basic roadside assistance comes with automatic emergency notifications and real-time traffic.

Good outward vision in the X5 can be helped by standard parking sensors. We'd pay for the available surround-view cameras, which toggle between camera views and let drivers put the vehicle into very narrow parking spaces. The surround-view cameras come packaged with forward-collision warnings and blind-spot monitors, and adaptive cruise control can be added to the list. Automatic parking assistance is also available, as is a cruise control system that can stop and go by tracking the car in front of the X5 in heavy traffic.

LED headlights, a head-up display, and night vision are options.

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