2014 Lexus IS  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#26 of 2014 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#58 of all 2014 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Lexus IS
The IS, a mainstay of Lexus's lineup since 2001, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. The Lexus IS has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Lexus offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2014 Lexus IS 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 2014 Lexus IS has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.043%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.8%.

We estimate that the 2014 Lexus IS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0443% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0622%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0443% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0622% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 Lexus IS is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2014 Lexus IS is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9258Nissan MaximaVolvo S60INFINITI Q50Cadillac ATSLexus ISAcura TSXVolvo S80M.-B. C-ClassBuick RegalINFINITI QX50Acura RDXAudi A4Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Lexus IS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 92. The 2014 Lexus IS is safer than the 2014 Nissan Maxima, the 2014 Volvo S60, and the 2014 INFINITI Q50 and less safe than the 2014 INFINITI QX50, the 2014 Buick Regal, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the 2014 Volvo S80. It is about as safe as the 2014 Cadillac ATS and the 2014 Acura TSX.

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