Consumer Reports loves the 2021 BMW X5, but it didn't get a Top Pick designation from the Insurance

 Institute for Highway Safety. Top Safety Pick+ recognition was bestowed for the 2022 Acura MDX. 

Their crash test ratings are comparable. Which vehicle—the BMW X5 or the Acura MDX

A car must get a good rating in each IIHS crash test assessment in order to receive the IIHS Top Safety 

These tests consist of the moderate overlap front, the driver-side small overlap front

The car also has to perform well in all side crash tests, roof strength tests, and head restraint strength tests.

The car must do very well in each of these tests to get a Top Safety Pick+ designation.

The vehicle must also pass the vehicle-to-pedestrian and vehicle-to-vehicle tests with an advanced