2016 Lexus GS  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#45 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#94 of all 2016 vehicles

The GS, a mainstay of Lexus's lineup since 1993, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Lexus GS packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The GS has offered Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Lexus offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Lexus GS 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 2016 Lexus GS has a score of 75, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Lexus GS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0489% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5879%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0489% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5879% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Lexus GS is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Lexus GS is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9171Lexus GSLexus ES-350Lexus ISAcura RLXCadillac CTSAudi A6M.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesHyundai GenesisLexus RCVolvo S80M.-B. C-ClassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Lexus GS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 91. The 2016 Lexus GS is less safe than the 2016 Lexus IS, the 2016 Acura RLX, the 2016 Cadillac CTS, the 2016 Audi A6, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2016 Volvo S80, the 2016 Lexus RC, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis, the 2016 BMW 5 Series, and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It is about as safe as the 2016 Lexus ES-350.

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