2019 BMW 5 Series  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#11 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#37 of all 2019 vehicles

Pictured: 2011 BMW 5 Series
The 5 Series, part of BMW's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. The 5 Series has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The BMW 5 Series has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. BMW offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2019 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 2019 BMW 5 Series has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.028%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.5%.

We estimate that the 2019 BMW 5 Series has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0328% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.741%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0328% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.741% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 BMW 5 Series is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 BMW 5 Series is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 BMW 5 Series offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9862INFINITI Q70Cadillac XTSLexus GSCadillac CTSAcura RLXBMW 5 SeriesAcura MDXLexus RXAudi A6Lincoln ContinentalM.-B. E-ClassVolvo S90Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 BMW 5 Series with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 98. The 2019 BMW 5 Series is safer than the 2019 INFINITI Q70, the 2019 Cadillac XTS, the 2019 Lexus GS, the 2019 Cadillac CTS, and the 2019 Acura RLX and less safe than the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2019 Lincoln Continental, the 2019 Audi A6, the 2019 Lexus RX, and the 2019 Acura MDX. It is about as safe as the 2019 Volvo S90.

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