2015 Lexus RC  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#6 of 2015 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#21 of all 2015 vehicles


The RC, which Lexus introduced in 2015, is a large sedan with seating up to 4. The RC has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The Lexus RC packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. 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 RC is above 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 RC has a score of 85, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.034%, and the chance of injury falls to 3%.

We estimate that the 2015 Lexus RC has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0356% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.0675%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0356% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.0675% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Lexus RC is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2015 Lexus RC is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9359Kia CadenzaINFINITI Q70Volvo V60Lexus ES-350Lexus GSBMW 5 SeriesLexus RCM.-B. C-ClassINFINITI QX50Audi A4Cadillac CTSLexus ISComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Lexus RC with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 59 to 93. The 2015 Lexus RC is safer than the 2015 Kia Cadenza, the 2015 INFINITI Q70, the 2015 Volvo V60, the 2015 Lexus ES-350, the 2015 Lexus GS, the 2015 Lexus IS, the 2015 Cadillac CTS, the 2015 Audi A4, and the 2015 INFINITI QX50. It is about as safe as the 2015 BMW 5 Series.

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