2021 Lexus UX  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#44 of 2021 SUVs

#76 of all 2021 vehicles

The UX, introduced by Lexus in 2019, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The UX provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 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 UX 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 UX has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Lexus UX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0408% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.6573%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0408% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.6573% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Lexus UX is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Lexus UX is 0% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Lexus's Safety System+ can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. Active safety systems that are standard on the Lexus UX include: Pre-Collision System with Brake Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Departure Alert, and Blind Spot Monitoring.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Optional Cornering Headlights / Leveling Head Lamps points head lamps towards where the vehicle is heading, better lighting the road ahead.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9273BMW X1BMW X2Subaru OutbackLexus UXAudi A4Volkswagen GTIAlfa Romeo GiuliaAudi Q3Volvo XC40Toyota RAV4 PrimeBMW 2 SeriesVolvo S60Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Lexus UX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 92. The 2021 Lexus UX is safer than the 2021 BMW X1 and less safe than the 2021 Volkswagen GTI, the 2021 Volvo S60, the 2021 BMW 2 Series, the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, the 2021 Volvo XC40, the 2021 Audi Q3, and the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is about as safe as the 2021 Subaru Outback.

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