2020 Acura RLX  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#50 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#122 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Acura RLX
The RLX, introduced by Acura in 2014, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the RLX packs some oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Acura RLX 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 2020 Acura RLX has a score of 77, implying a 0.046% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Acura RLX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0457% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.2207%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0457% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.2207% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Acura RLX is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Acura RLX is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9968Lexus GSAcura RLXINFINITI QX60BMW 5 SeriesCadillac XT5M.-B. E-ClassBMW X5Volvo S90Audi A6Lincoln ContinentalAcura MDXLexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Acura RLX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 99. The 2020 Acura RLX is safer than the 2020 Lexus GS and less safe than the 2020 INFINITI QX60, the 2020 BMW 5 Series, the 2020 Cadillac XT5, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2020 Lexus RX, the 2020 Acura MDX, the 2020 Lincoln Continental, the 2020 Audi A6, the 2020 Volvo S90, and the 2020 BMW X5.

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