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The BMW X5 model of 2020 belongs to its class’ luxury SUVs. U.S. News & World Report ranked it almost as the top of the list of midsize SUVs with a powerful engine, charming interior, upgraded handling, and predicted reliability rated as above average. And 2020 BMW X5 does not let you enjoy only its speed, and a fantastic look but is proud to offer its driver and passengers safety.

Safety Features and BMW Call Center

The safety functions of this BMW model are described below in this article. Like many cars of this class, the 2020 BMW X5 includes essential features that assist drivers. Among them are blind-spot detection, park control, lane departure alert, front collision alert, detecting pedestrians and emergency braking, focus, and fatigue alerts.

One of the specific features of the 2020 BMW X5 is BMW Assist eCall. A telephone unit is installed into the roof of your X5 and is protected against crashes. When the airbags in your car deploy, this unit contacts the special Call Center of BMW, where operators will send your data to emergency services and contacts, send you emergency directions (once required), and communicate with you as long as it may be needed. Two operators may work in pairs: one will set the voice contact with you or another car occupant, while the other will coordinate the emergency services. There is a BMW Roadside Assistance service that further curates your case. This connection channel sends information about the car’s position and the data necessary for the rescue services like the vehicle’s color and model, the number of passengers, and the risk of the injury they may get. Such a call can be realized manually when, for example, you want to ask for help or other people on the road. 

The IIHS and NHTSA Ratings

2020 X5 won the Top Safety Pick+ rate from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) due to its adaptive headlights equipped with laser lights. As for the crash tests, the 2020 BMW X5 got the best (‘good’) mark for both small overlap front tests (passenger-side and driver-side), side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats, and moderate overlap front tests. The ‘good’ rate was given to X5 for its child-seat attachments on the rear seats.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tested the all-wheel-drive (AWD) 2020 BMW X5 model, and it won four stars out of five overall rate. The SUV got four stars for both driver and passenger sides front crash tests. In every side crash test, the 2020 X5 got excellent marks: side barrier ratings, pole and combined side barrier ratings, and the overall side pole rating. Rollover tests brought the 2020 X5 four stars, with a rollover risk rate of 15.90%. 

2020 BMW X5 was even recalled several times during 2019 and 2020. The first case was the steering rack failure, and the second was due to rearview camera display issues. In 2020 BMW recalled its X5 because of the loose bearing plate of the steering column shaft, an extra bolt in the motor, and scenic-light lens.



BMW X5 safety scores help you and your family stay more confident but the most significant factor is still the driver.

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