Skip advert
Advertisement

BMW 5 Series hybrid - Reliability & safety (2019-2024)

BMW builds safe and sturdy cars

Carbuyer Rating

3.6 out of 5

Owners Rating
Be the first to review
Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

BMW has always enjoyed a ‘premium’ image, but while its cars look and feel the part, they can be prone to occasional niggles. Fortunately, the brand’s overall customer satisfaction rating is generally good and the 530e and 545e xDrive should be safe, trouble-free cars to own.

BMW 530e and 545e xDrive reliability

The BMW 5 Series came a respectable 49th out of the top 75 cars in the 2021 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey. Reliability scored well, even if an above-average number of owners (20.8%) reported a problem in the first year of ownership. Running costs came in for some criticism but owners loved the engines available to 5 Series buyers.

Safety

Safety certainly isn’t a worry, with the BMW 5 Series bagging the full five stars in Euro NCAP crash-testing. Scores of 91% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant safety and 81% in the pedestrian category are all impressive. An optional Driving Assistant pack adds technology including a lane-departure warning system and alerts for nearby traffic as you reverse out of a parking space. This can even be upgraded to Driving Assistant Plus, with active cruise control and autonomous emergency braking, although it’s a shame BMW can’t offer more of this advanced technology as standard.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

BMW 5 Series hybrid review (2019-2024)
BMW 5 Series
In-depth reviews
5 Jun 2024

BMW 5 Series hybrid review (2019-2024)

Top 10 best used hybrid cars 2024
The best used hybrid cars 2023
Best cars
15 Dec 2023

Top 10 best used hybrid cars 2024

BMW 5 Series and i5 go on sale, cost from £51k
BMW i5 reveal
News
24 Oct 2023

BMW 5 Series and i5 go on sale, cost from £51k

Most Popular

Porsche Macan Electric now £2,600 cheaper thanks to new entry-level model
Porsche Macan 4S Electric front quarter
News
16 Jul 2024

Porsche Macan Electric now £2,600 cheaper thanks to new entry-level model

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s best PCP finance offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
19 Jul 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s best PCP finance offers

Kia Sorento review – a great SUV now made even better
2024 Kia Sorento UK drive
In-depth reviews
19 Jul 2024

Kia Sorento review – a great SUV now made even better

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
Best electric cars
Best cars
16 May 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024