2012 Lexus ES-350  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#9 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#34 of all 2012 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Lexus ES-350
The ES-350, a mainstay of Lexus's lineup since 2007, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Lexus offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2012 Lexus ES-350 is 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 2012 Lexus ES-350 has a score of 81, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Lexus ES-350 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0401% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5802%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0401% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5802% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Lexus ES-350 is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Lexus ES-350 is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

9258Nissan MaximaCadillac CTSHyundai AzeraLexus ISAcura TLToyota AvalonVolvo S80M.-B. C-ClassLexus ES-350Audi A4INFINITI GLincoln MKZComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Lexus ES-350 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 92. The 2012 Lexus ES-350 is safer than the 2012 Nissan Maxima, the 2012 Cadillac CTS, the 2012 Hyundai Azera, the 2012 Lexus IS, the 2012 Acura TL, the 2012 Toyota Avalon, the 2012 Lincoln MKZ, and the 2012 INFINITI G and less safe than the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the 2012 Volvo S80. It is about as safe as the 2012 Audi A4.

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