2009 BMW 5-Series Safety

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Safety

The 2009 BMW 5-Series has performed poorly in some crash tests, leading to a low score here.

The NHTSA says the 5-Series is only worth three stars out of five for frontal protection. The IIHS says it's "marginal"when it comes to side impact protection.

The 2009 BMW 5-Series has plenty of safety features, but it's a severe underachiever in crash tests.

The 5-Series has a long list of safety gear, which Edmunds says includes an option for rear-seat side airbags, which must be activated by a dealer.

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