2019 BMW 3 Series  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#17 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#50 of all 2019 vehicles


Pictured: 2012 BMW 3 Series
The 3 Series, a mainstay of BMW's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. The 3 Series provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 BMW 3 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 2019 BMW 3 Series has a score of 85, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.031%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.8%.

We estimate that the 2019 BMW 3 Series has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.036% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.1074%, meaning the average driver has a 0.036% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.1074% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 BMW 3 Series is 25% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 BMW 3 Series is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 BMW 3 Series offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8872Lexus GSVolkswagen ArteonLexus ES-350Kia StingerINFINITI Q50M.-B. C-ClassAudi A5BMW 3 SeriesVolvo S60Alfa Romeo GiuliaAudi A4Audi A3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 BMW 3 Series with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 88. The 2019 BMW 3 Series is safer than the 2019 Lexus GS, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, the 2019 Lexus ES-350, the 2019 Kia Stinger, the 2019 INFINITI Q50, and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It is about as safe as the 2019 Audi A4, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia, the 2019 Volvo S60, and the 2019 Audi A5.

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