2019 Lexus RX  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#8 of 2019 SUVs

#10 of all 2019 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Lexus RX
The RX, part of Lexus's lineup since 1999, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Lexus RX has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The RX has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2020. 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 2019 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 2019 Lexus RX has a score of 91, implying a 0.028% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 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 2019 Lexus RX is 41% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Lexus RX is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10069Cadillac XTSINFINITI QX60Lincoln MKZCadillac XT5BMW X3Volvo XC90Acura MDXLexus RXHyundai Genesis G80Audi Q5Lincoln NautilusAcura RDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Lexus RX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 100. The 2019 Lexus RX is safer than the 2019 Cadillac XTS, the 2019 INFINITI QX60, the 2019 Lincoln MKZ, the 2019 Cadillac XT5, and the 2019 BMW X3 and less safe than the 2019 Volvo XC90. It is about as safe as the 2019 Audi Q5, the 2019 Hyundai Genesis G80, and the 2019 Acura MDX.

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