2020 Lexus RX  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#11 of 2020 SUVs

#17 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2017 Lexus RX
The RX, part of Lexus's lineup since 1999, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The RX has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Lexus RX has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. 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 RX 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 RX has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Lexus RX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0294% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.3573%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0294% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.3573% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Lexus RX is 39% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Lexus RX is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

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