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BMW X5

4-door SUV

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G
ood
A
cceptable
M
arginal
P
oor

G
Moderate overlap front

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G

Superior Front crash prevention

  • Optional Frontal Collision Warning with Extended Collision Mitigation
  • Optional Driver Assistance Plus/ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
6 points total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points
In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle nearly avoided a collision.
3 points

Advanced Front crash prevention
With Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation only

  • Optional Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation
  • Optional Driver Assistance Plus/Active Driving Assistant
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
3 points total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 9 mph.
1 point
In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 7 mph.
1 point

A
Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
  • sDrive35i trim equipped with Lighting package
  • xDrive35i trim equipped with Lighting package
  • xDrive35d trim equipped with Lighting package
  • xDrive40e trim equipped with Lighting package
  • xDrive50i trim equipped with Lighting package
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
Yes
Overall rating
A
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On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves and fair on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right and gradual left curves and fair on the sharp right and sharp left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.


  • sDrive 35i trim
  • xDrive 35i trim
  • xDrive 35d trim
  • xDrive 40e trim
  • xDrive 50i trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
No
Overall rating
A
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.


M
Child seat anchors (LATCH)
ease of use

xDrive35i — leather seats

1 2 3
Good
No hardware available
Acceptable
Tether anchor
Marginal
Lower anchors
Poor
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Overall evaluation
M
1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors

Other safety features

  • Side airbags: front and second row head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
  • Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Programmable daytime running lights