2014 Acura RLX  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#54 of 2014 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#111 of all 2014 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Acura RLX
The RLX, introduced by Acura in 2014, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the RLX packs some oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2014 Acura RLX 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 2014 Acura RLX has a score of 72, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.05%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.5%.

We estimate that the 2014 Acura RLX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.052% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9438%, meaning the average driver has a 0.052% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9438% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 Acura RLX is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2014 Acura RLX is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2014 Acura RLX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9364INFINITI Q70Acura RLXCadillac XTSLexus GSINFINITI QX60Cadillac CTSM.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesVolvo S80BMW X3Audi A6Lincoln MKSComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Acura RLX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 93. The 2014 Acura RLX is less safe than the 2014 Cadillac XTS, the 2014 Lexus GS, the 2014 INFINITI QX60, the 2014 Cadillac CTS, the 2014 Lincoln MKS, the 2014 Audi A6, the 2014 BMW X3, the 2014 Volvo S80, the 2014 BMW 5 Series, and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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