2018 Lexus RX  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#8 of 2018 SUVs

#8 of all 2018 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Lexus RX
The RX, part 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. The RX 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 2018 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 2018 Lexus RX has a score of 91, implying a 0.028% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Lexus RX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0276% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.1573%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0276% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.1573% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Lexus RX is 41% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Lexus RX is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

10064INFINITI Q70INFINITI QX60Lexus ES-350Acura RDXBMW X3Audi Q7Volvo XC90Acura MDXLexus RXAudi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassLincoln MKXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Lexus RX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 100. The 2018 Lexus RX is safer than the 2018 INFINITI Q70, the 2018 INFINITI QX60, the 2018 Lexus ES-350, the 2018 Acura RDX, the 2018 BMW X3, and the 2018 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the 2018 Audi Q5, and the 2018 Acura MDX.

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