2015 Acura RLX  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#62 of 2015 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#119 of all 2015 vehicles


The RLX, introduced by Acura in 2014, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Acura RLX packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 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 2015 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 2015 Acura RLX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0524% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9843%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0524% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9843% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Acura RLX is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2015 Acura RLX is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2015 Acura RLX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9465INFINITI Q70Acura RLXLexus GSCadillac XTSCadillac CTSLincoln MKSM.-B. E-ClassAudi Q5BMW 5 SeriesVolvo S80Lexus RCAudi A6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Acura RLX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 65 to 94. The 2015 Acura RLX is less safe than the 2015 Lexus GS, the 2015 Cadillac XTS, the 2015 Cadillac CTS, the 2015 Lincoln MKS, the 2015 Audi A6, the 2015 Lexus RC, the 2015 Volvo S80, the 2015 BMW 5 Series, the 2015 Audi Q5, and the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It is about as safe as the 2015 INFINITI Q70.

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