2022 Lexus RC  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#12 of 2022 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#51 of all 2022 vehicles

The RC, which Lexus introduced in 2015, is a large sedan with seating up to 4. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand 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 2022 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 2022 Lexus RC has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 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 2022 Lexus RC is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2022 Lexus RC is 37% less 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. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Lexus RC: Pre-Collision System with Brake Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Departure Alert, and Blind Spot Monitoring.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Lexus RC. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9773Volkswagen ArteonNissan MaximaAudi A4Audi A5Acura TLXA. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Lexus NXAudi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassAlfa Romeo GiuliaLexus RCVolvo S60 RechargeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Lexus RC with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 97. The 2022 Lexus RC is safer than the 2022 Volkswagen Arteon, the 2022 Nissan Maxima, the 2022 Audi A4, and the 2022 Audi A5 and less safe than the 2022 Lexus NX. It is about as safe as the 2022 Volvo S60 Recharge, the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia, and the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

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