2016 Lexus IS  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#35 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#77 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Lexus IS
The IS, part of Lexus's lineup since 2001, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. 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 2016 Lexus IS 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 Lexus IS has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.043%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.9%.

We estimate that the 2016 Lexus IS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0452% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1583%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0452% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1583% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Lexus IS is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Lexus IS is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Lexus IS offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8970Volvo V60Volvo S60INFINITI Q50Cadillac ATSLexus RCBMW 3 SeriesM.-B. C-ClassAcura RDXAudi A4INFINITI QX50Buick EnvisionLexus ISComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Lexus IS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 89. The 2016 Lexus IS is safer than the 2016 Volvo V60, the 2016 Volvo S60, and the 2016 INFINITI Q50 and less safe than the 2016 Acura RDX, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2016 BMW 3 Series, and the 2016 Lexus RC. It is about as safe as the 2016 Cadillac ATS, the 2016 Buick Envision, and the 2016 INFINITI QX50.

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