2016 Lexus RX  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#12 of 2016 SUVs

#15 of all 2016 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. The RX provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The Lexus RX has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. 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 RX is safe 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 RX has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.027%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.4%.

We estimate that the 2016 Lexus RX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0318% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.6327%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0318% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.6327% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Lexus RX is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Lexus RX is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Lexus RX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9969Lexus NXINFINITI QX60Lincoln MKZAudi A6Volvo S80BMW X3Volvo XC90Volvo XC60Lincoln MKXLexus RXAudi Q5BMW 5 SeriesComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Lexus RX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 99. The 2016 Lexus RX is safer than the 2016 Lexus NX, the 2016 INFINITI QX60, the 2016 Lincoln MKZ, the 2016 Audi A6, the 2016 Volvo S80, and the 2016 BMW X3 and less safe than the 2016 Volvo XC90. It is about as safe as the 2016 Audi Q5, the 2016 Lincoln MKX, and the 2016 Volvo XC60.

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