2018 Lexus NX  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#29 of 2018 SUVs

#54 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Lexus NX
The NX, part of Lexus's lineup since 1991, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The NX provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The NX has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). 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 NX 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 NX has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Lexus NX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0416% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7514%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0416% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7514% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Lexus NX is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Lexus NX is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9570Nissan MuranoBMW X1Volvo S60Buick EnvisionVolvo V60BMW X2Audi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassBMW X3BMW 3 SeriesAcura RDXLexus NXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Lexus NX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 95. The 2018 Lexus NX is safer than the 2018 Nissan Murano, the 2018 BMW X1, the 2018 Volvo S60, and the 2018 Buick Envision and less safe than the 2018 BMW 3 Series, the 2018 BMW X3, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the 2018 Audi Q5.

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