2017 Acura RLX  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#28 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#67 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Acura RLX
The RLX, introduced by Acura in 2014, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The RLX provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The Acura RLX has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 Acura RLX has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Acura RLX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0427% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8813%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0427% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8813% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Acura RLX is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Acura RLX is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10063INFINITI Q70Lexus GSCadillac XTSCadillac CTSAcura RLXAudi A6Audi Q7Acura MDXVolkswagen TouaregVolvo S90M.-B. E-ClassBMW 5 SeriesComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Acura RLX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 100. The 2017 Acura RLX is safer than the 2017 INFINITI Q70, the 2016 Lexus GS, and the 2017 Cadillac XTS and less safe than the 2017 BMW 5 Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2017 Volvo S90, the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg, the 2017 Acura MDX, and the 2017 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2017 Cadillac CTS.

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