2018 Lexus ES-350  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#18 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#49 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Lexus ES-350
The ES-350, a mainstay of Lexus's lineup since 2007, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The ES-350 has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Lexus offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2018 Lexus ES-350 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 Lexus ES-350 has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Lexus ES-350 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0411% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.6887%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0411% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.6887% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Lexus ES-350 is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Lexus ES-350 is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9768Kia CadenzaINFINITI Q50Volvo V60Toyota AvalonAcura TLXLexus ES-350Lexus RXLexus RCToyota HighlanderM.-B. C-ClassAudi A4Lexus ISComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Lexus ES-350 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 97. The 2018 Lexus ES-350 is safer than the 2018 Kia Cadenza, the 2018 INFINITI Q50, and the 2018 Volvo V60 and less safe than the 2018 Audi A4, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2018 Toyota Highlander, the 2018 Lexus RC, and the 2018 Lexus RX. It is about as safe as the 2018 Acura TLX and the 2018 Lexus IS.

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