2017 BMW 5 Series  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#10 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#33 of all 2017 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The 5 Series provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The BMW 5 Series packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2017 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 2017 BMW 5 Series has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.032%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.8%.

We estimate that the 2017 BMW 5 Series has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0367% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.1907%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0367% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.1907% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 BMW 5 Series is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 BMW 5 Series is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 BMW 5 Series offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9864INFINITI Q70Cadillac XTSINFINITI QX60Cadillac CTSAcura RLXAudi A6Acura MDXLexus RXHyundai Genesis G80Volvo S90M.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 BMW 5 Series with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 98. The 2017 BMW 5 Series is safer than the 2017 INFINITI Q70, the 2017 Cadillac XTS, the 2017 INFINITI QX60, the 2017 Cadillac CTS, the 2017 Acura RLX, and the 2017 Audi A6 and less safe than the 2017 Volvo S90, the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80, the 2017 Lexus RX, and the 2017 Acura MDX. It is about as safe as the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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