The BMW X5 Scores a Coveted Five Star NHTSA Safety Rating

The HHTSA has made it harder for cars to score five stars over the years requiring greater safety and thus less risk of injury. So seeing a five star score on the frontal and side crash tests is a real achievement. Here’s the full rating from the NHTSA:

Overall Safety Rating: 5 Stars

  • Frontal Crash Rating: 5 Stars (Driver: 5, Passenger: 5)
  • Side Crash Rating: 5 Stars (Driver: 5, Passenger: 5)
  • Side Pole Crash Rating: 5 Stars
  • Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating: (Driver: 5, Passenger: 5)
  • Rollover Rating: 4 Stars
  • Risk of Rollover: 18.8%

NHTSA – New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), Frontal Test: Crash test dummies representing an average-sized adult male and a small-sized adult female are placed in the driver and front passenger seats, respectively, and are secured with seat belts. Vehicles are crashed into a fixed barrier at 35 mph (56.3km/h), which is equivalent to a head-on collision between two similar vehicles each moving at 35 mph.

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  • TurbochargedChili

    Like the Honda Civic, Hyundai Veloter, VW Jetta? How is that coveted. It should be expected.