2014 BMW 5 Series  RealSafeCars86Safety Rating

#2 of 2014 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#13 of all 2014 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. The BMW 5 Series packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. 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 2014 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 2014 BMW 5 Series has a score of 86, implying a 0.034% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.029%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.6%.

We estimate that the 2014 BMW 5 Series has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0337% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.8455%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0337% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.8455% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 BMW 5 Series is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2014 BMW 5 Series is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2014 BMW 5 Series offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 13%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9364INFINITI Q70Acura RLXCadillac XTSLexus GSINFINITI QX60Cadillac CTSM.-B. E-ClassLexus RXBMW 5 SeriesVolvo S80BMW X3Audi A6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 BMW 5 Series with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 93. The 2014 BMW 5 Series is safer than the 2014 INFINITI Q70, the 2014 Acura RLX, the 2014 Cadillac XTS, the 2014 Lexus GS, the 2014 INFINITI QX60, the 2014 Cadillac CTS, the 2014 Audi A6, and the 2014 BMW X3. It is about as safe as the 2014 Volvo S80, the 2014 Lexus RX, and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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