2020 Lexus RC  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#11 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#33 of all 2020 vehicles


The RC, introduced by Lexus in 2015, is a large sedan with seating up to 4. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. 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 RC 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 2020 Lexus RC has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Lexus RC has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.032% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.649%, meaning the average driver has a 0.032% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.649% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Lexus RC is 33% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Lexus RC is 38% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9377Kia StingerNissan MaximaINFINITI Q50M.-B. C-ClassLincoln MKZVolvo S60Audi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXAlfa Romeo GiuliaLexus RCHyundai Genesis G70Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Lexus RC with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 93. The 2020 Lexus RC is safer than the 2020 Kia Stinger, the 2020 Nissan Maxima, the 2020 INFINITI Q50, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2020 Lincoln MKZ, the 2020 Volvo S60, and the 2020 Hyundai Genesis G70. It is about as safe as the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia, the 2020 Acura RDX, and the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

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