IIHS reserves its Top Safety Pick awards for vehicles with good ratings in six categories of crash tests: driver-side small telescopic frontage, passenger-side small telescopic interface, moderate telescopic front, side original, roof strength and head restraint tests. In addition, one set of headlights must be rated as acceptable or good in order for the vehicle to be rated as the best safety choice; Designation Plus requires headlights with a good or acceptable rating via All decorations. Finally, the vehicle must offer a frontal collision prevention system with an advanced or superior rating in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle crash tests.
IIHS: 2022-23 BMW 5 Series, X3 Upgraded to Top Safety Pick Plus
The 5 Series Front Collision Prevention System received a Superior rating in the Vehicle-to-Vehicle Ratings and Advanced in the Vehicle-to-Pedestrian Test, while the updated X3 scored highly in both ratings. Both the 5 Series and X3 come with standard forward collision warning with pedestrian and cyclist detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with steering correction, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and automatic high beams. Adaptive cruise control is available with BMW and lane to help avoid side collision.
The 5 Series and X3 join the brand’s other top safety picks for 2022, which include the 2 Series Gran Coupe, 3 Series sedan, and X5 SUV.