2010 Lexus IS  RealSafeCars68Safety Rating

#48 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#105 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Lexus IS
The IS, part of Lexus's lineup since 2001, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The Lexus IS has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Lexus offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Lexus IS is somewhat unsafe 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 2010 Lexus IS has a score of 68, implying a 0.058% chance of driver death (5.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Lexus IS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0583% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.6622%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0583% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.6622% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Lexus IS is 22% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Lexus IS is 13% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9059Nissan MaximaM. Eclipse SpyderLexus ISLincoln MKZVolvo S40INFINITI EXM.-B. C-ClassLexus ES-350Audi A4BMW 3 SeriesAcura TSXINFINITI GComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Lexus IS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 59 to 90. The 2010 Lexus IS is safer than the 2010 Nissan Maxima and the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder and less safe than the 2010 Lincoln MKZ, the 2010 Volvo S40, the 2010 INFINITI EX, the 2010 INFINITI G, the 2010 Acura TSX, the 2010 BMW 3 Series, the 2010 Audi A4, the 2010 Lexus ES-350, and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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