The BMW 5-Series is one of the few luxury sport sedans for which full crash-test results have been issued from both U.S. agencies.
The NHTSA gives it five stars in all, with just a single flawed result, a four-star score for front-impact protection for the driver.
The IIHS gives it "good" scores across the board, and calls it a Top Safety Pick.
Every 5-Series has advanced safety features standard or available, like rear-seat side airbags, and brakes that spin to dry themselves before an accident, for better stopping power. Blind-spot monitors, lane-departure warnings, and automatic high beams are available.