2015 Lexus IS  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#29 of 2015 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#67 of all 2015 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Lexus offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2015 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 2015 Lexus IS has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% 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 3.9%.

We estimate that the 2015 Lexus IS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0448% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1207%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0448% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1207% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Lexus IS is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2015 Lexus IS is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2015 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.

9268Volvo S60Volvo V60Volkswagen CCLexus ES-350Cadillac ATSLexus ISAudi Q5Lexus RCBMW 3 SeriesM.-B. C-ClassAcura RDXAudi A4Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Lexus IS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 92. The 2015 Lexus IS is safer than the 2015 Volvo S60, the 2015 Volvo V60, the 2015 Volkswagen CC, and the 2015 Lexus ES-350 and less safe than the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2015 BMW 3 Series, the 2015 Lexus RC, and the 2015 Audi Q5. It is about as safe as the 2015 Cadillac ATS.

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