2019 Lexus RC  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#8 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#25 of all 2019 vehicles

The RC, which Lexus introduced in 2015, is a large sedan with seating up to 4. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow 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 RC 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 2019 Lexus RC has a score of 89, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Lexus RC has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0306% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.4981%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0306% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.4981% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Lexus RC is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Lexus RC is 39% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9670Nissan MaximaVolkswagen ArteonKia StingerAcura TLXINFINITI Q50Hyundai Genesis G80Lexus RCAudi Q3Hyundai Genesis G70Audi A5Lexus ISM.-B. C-ClassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Lexus RC with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 96. The 2019 Lexus RC is safer than the 2019 Nissan Maxima, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, the 2019 Kia Stinger, the 2019 Acura TLX, the 2019 INFINITI Q50, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2019 Lexus IS, and the 2019 Audi A5. It is about as safe as the 2019 Audi Q3.

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