2010 Lexus RX  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#8 of 2010 SUVs

#10 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Lexus RX
The RX, part of Lexus's lineup since 1999, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2020. The RX provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Lexus RX 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 RX is above average 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 RX has a score of 85, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Lexus RX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0357% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.0806%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0357% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.0806% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Lexus RX is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Lexus RX is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9556Cadillac CTSNissan MaximaBMW X3Lincoln MKXSubaru TribecaAudi A4Volvo XC90Audi Q5Lexus RXCadillac SRXLexus ES-350Acura RDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Lexus RX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 95. The 2010 Lexus RX is safer than the 2010 Cadillac CTS, the 2010 Nissan Maxima, the 2010 BMW X3, the 2010 Lincoln MKX, the 2010 Subaru Tribeca, the 2010 Audi A4, the 2010 Acura RDX, and the 2010 Lexus ES-350. It is about as safe as the 2010 Cadillac SRX and the 2010 Audi Q5.

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