2013 BMW 5 Series  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#2 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#11 of all 2013 vehicles


Pictured: 2011 BMW 5 Series
The 5 Series, a mainstay of BMW's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The BMW 5 Series has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 BMW 5 Series is above 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 5 Series has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 BMW 5 Series has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.033% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.7684%, meaning the average driver has a 0.033% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.7684% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 BMW 5 Series is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 BMW 5 Series is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9458Cadillac CTSINFINITI M-37Cadillac XTSLexus GSVolvo C70Acura ZDXBMW 5 SeriesLexus RXM.-B. E-ClassVolvo S80BMW X3Audi A6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 BMW 5 Series with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 94. The 2013 BMW 5 Series is safer than the 2013 Cadillac CTS, the 2013 INFINITI M-37, the 2013 Cadillac XTS, the 2013 Lexus GS, the 2013 Volvo C70, the 2013 Acura ZDX, the 2013 Audi A6, and the 2013 BMW X3. It is about as safe as the 2013 Lexus RX.

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