2011 Lexus GS  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#47 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#97 of all 2011 vehicles

The GS, a mainstay of Lexus's lineup since 1993, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Strong on technology, it has offered Apple CarPlay since 2019. The Lexus GS packs some potency, exceeding the average 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 2011 Lexus GS is below 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 2011 Lexus GS has a score of 72, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Lexus GS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0527% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.016%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0527% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.016% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Lexus GS is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Lexus GS is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9358Cadillac STSINFINITI M-37Lexus GSAcura RLVolvo S60BMW 5 SeriesM.-B. E-ClassAudi A6Lincoln MKXAcura ZDXVolvo C70Saab 95Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Lexus GS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 93. The 2011 Lexus GS is safer than the 2011 Cadillac STS and less safe than the 2011 Acura RL, the 2011 Volvo S60, the 2011 Saab 95, the 2011 Volvo C70, the 2011 Acura ZDX, the 2011 Lincoln MKX, the 2011 Audi A6, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the 2011 BMW 5 Series. It is about as safe as the 2011 INFINITI M-37.

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