2015 Lexus RX  RealSafeCars87Safety Rating

#13 of 2015 SUVs

#15 of all 2015 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Lexus RX
The RX, a mainstay of Lexus's lineup since 1999, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The RX has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2020. 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 RX 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 RX has a score of 87, implying a 0.033% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.032%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.8%.

We estimate that the 2015 Lexus RX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0333% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.8029%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0333% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.8029% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Lexus RX is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 Lexus RX is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9670Lexus NXLincoln MKXAcura RDXINFINITI QX50Lincoln MKCCadillac SRXVolkswagen TouaregM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Audi Q5Lexus RXBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Lexus RX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 96. The 2015 Lexus RX is safer than the 2015 Lexus NX, the 2015 Lincoln MKX, the 2015 Acura RDX, the 2015 INFINITI QX50, the 2015 Lincoln MKC, the 2015 Cadillac SRX, and the 2015 BMW X3 and less safe than the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg. It is about as safe as the 2015 Audi Q5.

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