2019 Lexus NX  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#44 of 2019 SUVs

#87 of all 2019 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 superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Lexus offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2019 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 2019 Lexus NX has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Lexus NX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0416% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7561%, 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 4.7561% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Lexus NX is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Lexus NX is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10070INFINITI QX50BMW X1Buick EnvisionM. Outlander PHEVLexus NXLincoln MKCVolvo XC60Audi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXBMW X3Alfa Romeo GiuliaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Lexus NX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 100. The 2019 Lexus NX is safer than the 2019 INFINITI QX50, the 2019 BMW X1, and the 2019 Buick Envision and less safe than the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia, the 2019 BMW X3, the 2019 Acura RDX, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the 2019 Audi Q5, and the 2019 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

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