2015 Lexus NX  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#39 of 2015 SUVs

#84 of all 2015 vehicles


The NX, a mainstay of Lexus's lineup since 1991, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. 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 NX 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 Lexus NX has a score of 75, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.046%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.1%.

We estimate that the 2015 Lexus NX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0482% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5083%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0482% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5083% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Lexus NX is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 Lexus NX is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2015 Lexus NX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 5%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9767Nissan MuranoVolvo S60Volvo V60Lexus NXCadillac ATSAcura RDXM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Audi Q5BMW X3M.-B. C-ClassLincoln MKCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Lexus NX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 97. The 2015 Lexus NX is less safe than the 2015 Acura RDX, the 2015 Lincoln MKC, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2015 BMW X3, the 2015 Audi Q5, the 2015 Volvo XC60, and the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. It is about as safe as the 2015 Volvo V60.

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