2013 BMW 3 Series  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#13 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#39 of all 2013 vehicles


Pictured: 2012 BMW 3 Series
The 3 Series, a mainstay of BMW's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The BMW 3 Series has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 BMW 3 Series is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2013 BMW 3 Series has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 BMW 3 Series has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0418% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7703%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0418% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7703% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 BMW 3 Series is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 BMW 3 Series is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9458Nissan MaximaLexus ISVolvo S60Cadillac ATSINFINITI EXAcura TSXAudi Q5M.-B. C-ClassBMW X3Buick RegalBMW 3 SeriesAudi A4Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 BMW 3 Series with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 94. The 2013 BMW 3 Series is safer than the 2013 Nissan Maxima, the 2013 Lexus IS, the 2013 Volvo S60, the 2013 Cadillac ATS, and the 2013 INFINITI EX and less safe than the 2013 BMW X3, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the 2013 Audi Q5. It is about as safe as the 2013 Audi A4 and the 2013 Buick Regal.

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