2017 Lexus NX  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#47 of 2017 SUVs

#102 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Lexus NX
The NX, part of Lexus's lineup since 1991, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The NX has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The NX provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Lexus offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2017 Lexus NX 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 2017 Lexus NX has a score of 75, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.046%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.1%.

We estimate that the 2017 Lexus NX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0482% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5083%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0482% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5083% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Lexus NX is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Lexus NX is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Lexus NX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 5%.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9570Lexus NXBMW X1Cadillac ATSBuick EnvisionAcura RDXLincoln MKCM.-B. GLC-ClassVolvo XC60Audi Q5M.-B. C-ClassBMW 3 SeriesBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Lexus NX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 95. The 2017 Lexus NX is less safe than the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 Lincoln MKC, the 2017 BMW X3, the 2017 BMW 3 Series, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2017 Audi Q5, the 2017 Volvo XC60, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. It is about as safe as the 2017 BMW X1.

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