2012 Lexus HS-250h  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#50 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#106 of all 2012 vehicles

The HS-250h, part of Lexus's lineup since 2010, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The HS-250h provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. 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 HS-250h 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 2012 Lexus HS-250h has a score of 71, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Lexus HS-250h has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0531% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.0678%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0531% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.0678% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Lexus HS-250h is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Lexus HS-250h is 4% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9162Lexus ISLexus HS-250hVolkswagen EosVolvo S60INFINITI GAcura TSXLexus RXVolvo S80M.-B. C-ClassAudi A6Audi A4BMW 3 SeriesComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Lexus HS-250h with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 91. The 2012 Lexus HS-250h is safer than the 2012 Lexus IS and less safe than the 2012 Volvo S60, the 2012 INFINITI G, the 2012 Acura TSX, the 2012 BMW 3 Series, the 2012 Audi A4, the 2012 Audi A6, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2012 Volvo S80, and the 2012 Lexus RX.

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