2020 Lexus GS  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#60 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#144 of all 2020 vehicles

The GS, part of Lexus's lineup since 1993, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. It has Apple Carplay, which should appeal to iPhone owners. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Lexus GS has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Lexus offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2020 Lexus GS is below 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 Lexus GS has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Lexus GS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.05% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.7044%, meaning the average driver has a 0.05% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.7044% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Lexus GS is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Lexus GS is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9868Lexus GSAcura RLXLexus ISBMW 5 SeriesCadillac XT5Volvo S90Audi A6Lexus RXLincoln NautilusHyundai Genesis G80M.-B. E-ClassLexus RCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Lexus GS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 98. The 2020 Lexus GS is less safe than the 2020 Acura RLX, the 2020 Lexus IS, the 2020 BMW 5 Series, the 2020 Cadillac XT5, the 2020 Lexus RC, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2020 Hyundai Genesis G80, the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus, the 2020 Lexus RX, the 2020 Audi A6, and the 2020 Volvo S90.

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