2017 Lexus RC  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#8 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#30 of all 2017 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 handle mud, snow, and sand. The Lexus RC has some real zest, surpassing typical 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 Lexus RC is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Lexus RC is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Lexus RC offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 4%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9263Hyundai AzeraINFINITI Q50Volkswagen CCCadillac ATSINFINITI QX50Lexus ES-350Audi Q5M.-B. C-ClassLexus RCAudi A4Lexus ISAcura RDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Lexus RC with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 92. The 2017 Lexus RC is safer than the 2017 Hyundai Azera, the 2017 INFINITI Q50, the 2017 Volkswagen CC, the 2017 Cadillac ATS, the 2017 INFINITI QX50, the 2017 Lexus ES-350, the 2017 Acura RDX, and the 2017 Lexus IS. It is about as safe as the 2017 Audi A4, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the 2017 Audi Q5.

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