Perennially a top contender in the luxury midsize car segment, the BMW 5 Series has recently pulled ahead of several rivals in our rankings. Its overall score of 9.2 out of 10 is 0.4 better than the Audi A6and Genesis G80. The 5 Series ranked first in the class for nearly the entirety of 2018.
For 2019, the BMW comes standard with desirable driver-assistance features like forwarding collision warning, automatic braking, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring, which helps distance the 5 Series from some competitors. It continues to offer the posh cabin and fun driving dynamics that buyers expect from BMW.
You have six different engine options with the 5 Series, and you won’t be disappointed with any of them. Even the base 248-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder packs plenty of muscle. On the road, the 5 Series strikes an impressive balance between sporty handling and a cosseting ride.
Inside, adults will be comfortable in both rows of the 5 Series, and those up front shouldn’t have any trouble working the intuitive iDrive infotainment system. Ritzy materials and a handsome design will remind you that you’re in a premium vehicle.
The 5 Series certainly has plenty to offer luxury buyers. If you’re ready to buy, check out this month’s BMW deals for all the best finance and lease offers. To find the dealer offering the lowest price in your area, use the U.S. News & World Report Best Price Program.