2020 Lexus NX  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#54 of 2020 SUVs

#101 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Lexus NX
The NX, a mainstay of Lexus's lineup since 1991, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The NX provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. 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 NX 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 NX has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Lexus NX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0429% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8948%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0429% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8948% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Lexus NX is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Lexus NX is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10069Buick EnvisionINFINITI QX50M. Outlander PHEVLexus NXFord EscapeLincoln CorsairVolvo XC60Audi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXFord EdgeBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Lexus NX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 100. The 2020 Lexus NX is safer than the 2020 Buick Envision and the 2020 INFINITI QX50 and less safe than the 2020 Ford Escape, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair, the 2020 BMW X3, the 2020 Ford Edge, the 2020 Acura RDX, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the 2020 Audi Q5, and the 2020 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

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