2018 Lexus IS  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#15 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#40 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Lexus IS
The IS, a mainstay of Lexus's lineup since 2001, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 IS 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 IS has a score of 82, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Lexus IS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0391% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.4623%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0391% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.4623% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Lexus IS is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Lexus IS is 23% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9469Ford MustangINFINITI Q50Volvo V60Acura TLXLexus ES-350Lexus RCBMW 2 SeriesM.-B. C-ClassAudi A4BMW 3 SeriesLexus ISAcura RDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Lexus IS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 94. The 2018 Lexus IS is safer than the 2018 Ford Mustang, the 2018 INFINITI Q50, and the 2018 Volvo V60 and less safe than the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2018 BMW 2 Series, and the 2018 Lexus RC. It is about as safe as the 2018 Lexus ES-350 and the 2018 Acura RDX.

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