2016 Acura RLX  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#32 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#72 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Acura RLX
The RLX, introduced by Acura in 2014, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Acura RLX has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Acura RLX 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 2016 Acura RLX has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Acura RLX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0445% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0824%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0445% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0824% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Acura RLX is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Acura RLX is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9271Lexus GSCadillac XTSAcura RLXBuick EnvisionCadillac CTSINFINITI QX60Lexus RXAudi Q5M.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesVolvo S80Audi A6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Acura RLX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 92. The 2016 Acura RLX is safer than the 2016 Lexus GS and less safe than the 2016 Audi A6, the 2016 Volvo S80, the 2016 BMW 5 Series, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2016 Audi Q5, and the 2016 Lexus RX. It is about as safe as the 2016 Buick Envision, the 2016 Cadillac CTS, and the 2016 INFINITI QX60.

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