2018 Acura RLX  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#25 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#62 of all 2018 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Acura RLX
The RLX, which Acura introduced in 2014, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The RLX provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. 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 2018 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 2018 Acura RLX has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Acura RLX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0432% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9381%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0432% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9381% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Acura RLX is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Acura RLX is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9864INFINITI Q70Cadillac XTSCadillac CTSAcura RLXAudi A6Acura MDXVolkswagen TouaregVolvo S90Audi Q7BMW 5 SeriesM.-B. E-ClassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Acura RLX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 98. The 2018 Acura RLX is safer than the 2018 INFINITI Q70 and the 2017 Cadillac XTS and less safe than the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2018 BMW 5 Series, the 2018 Audi Q7, the 2018 Volvo S90, the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg, and the 2018 Acura MDX. It is about as safe as the 2017 Cadillac CTS.

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