2021 Lexus NX  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#50 of 2021 SUVs

#91 of all 2021 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Lexus NX
The NX, part of Lexus's lineup since 1991, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The NX provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Lexus offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2021 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 2021 Lexus NX has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 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 2021 Lexus NX is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Lexus NX is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Lexus's Safety System+ active safety features can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Lexus NX: Pre-Collision System with Brake Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Departure Alert, and Blind Spot Monitoring.

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Lexus NX. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9874Lexus NXLincoln CorsairHyundai Genesis G70Cadillac XT5BMW X3Volvo XC60Audi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXAudi Q3Lexus RCVolvo XC40Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Lexus NX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 98. The 2021 Lexus NX is less safe than the 2021 Lincoln Corsair, the 2021 Hyundai Genesis G70, the 2021 Cadillac XT5, the 2021 BMW X3, the 2021 Volvo XC40, the 2021 Lexus RC, the 2021 Audi Q3, the 2021 Acura RDX, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the 2021 Audi Q5, and the 2021 Volvo XC60.

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