2017 Lexus RX  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#8 of 2017 SUVs

#10 of all 2017 vehicles

The RX, a mainstay of Lexus's lineup since 1999, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2020. The Lexus RX provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. 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 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 2017 Lexus RX has a score of 90, implying a 0.028% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Lexus RX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0282% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.2156%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0282% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.2156% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Lexus RX is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Lexus RX is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10071INFINITI QX60Acura RDXBMW X3Cadillac XT5Volvo XC60Lincoln MKXAudi Q7Volvo XC90Acura MDXLexus RXVolkswagen TouaregM.-B. GLC-ClassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Lexus RX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 100. The 2017 Lexus RX is safer than the 2017 INFINITI QX60, the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 BMW X3, and the 2017 Cadillac XT5 and less safe than the 2017 Volvo XC90 and the 2017 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2017 Lincoln MKX, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg, and the 2017 Acura MDX.

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