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

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

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 Pick designation

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

the passenger-side small overlap front. The car also has to perform well in all side crash 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 or superior rating.