2020 Lexus IS  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#26 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#73 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Lexus IS
The IS, part of Lexus's lineup since 2001, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 IS 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 Lexus IS has a score of 82, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Lexus IS has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0399% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5596%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0399% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5596% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Lexus IS is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Lexus IS is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9868Lexus GSAcura RLXLexus ISM.-B. C-ClassBMW 3 SeriesCadillac XT5Volvo S90Audi A6Audi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassM.-B. E-ClassLexus RCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Lexus IS with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 98. The 2020 Lexus IS is safer than the 2020 Lexus GS and the 2020 Acura RLX and less safe than the 2020 BMW 3 Series, the 2020 Cadillac XT5, the 2020 Lexus RC, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the 2020 Audi Q5, the 2020 Audi A6, and the 2020 Volvo S90. It is about as safe as the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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