2016 Lexus RC  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#7 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#23 of all 2016 vehicles

The RC, introduced by Lexus in 2015, is a large sedan with seating up to 4. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 Lexus RC is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Lexus RC is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9258Kia CadenzaHyundai AzeraVolvo V60Volvo S60INFINITI Q50Lexus GSLexus RCAcura RDXAudi A4INFINITI QX50Lexus ISCadillac ATSComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Lexus RC with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 92. The 2016 Lexus RC is safer than the 2016 Kia Cadenza, the 2016 Hyundai Azera, the 2016 Volvo V60, the 2016 Volvo S60, the 2016 INFINITI Q50, the 2016 Lexus GS, the 2016 Cadillac ATS, the 2016 Lexus IS, the 2016 INFINITI QX50, the 2016 Audi A4, and the 2016 Acura RDX.

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