2021 Lexus RC  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#8 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#31 of all 2021 vehicles

The RC, which Lexus introduced 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 bypasses mud and snow with ease. 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 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 2021 Lexus RC has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 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 2021 Lexus RC is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Lexus RC is 37% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9378INFINITI Q50M.-B. C-ClassNissan MaximaAudi A4Audi Q5Alfa Romeo GiuliaLexus RCVolvo V60A. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Hyundai Genesis G70Volvo S60Audi A5Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Lexus RC with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 78 to 93. The 2021 Lexus RC is safer than the 2021 INFINITI Q50, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2021 Nissan Maxima, the 2021 Audi A4, the 2021 Audi A5, the 2021 Volvo S60, and the 2021 Hyundai Genesis G70. It is about as safe as the 2021 Volvo V60 and the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia.

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