2022 Lexus RX  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#23 of 2022 SUVs

#30 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2017 Lexus RX
The RX, part of Lexus's lineup since 1999, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Lexus RX packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. 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 2022 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 2022 Lexus RX has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 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 2022 Lexus RX is 37% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Lexus RX is 28% 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 RX: 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. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Lexus RX. 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.

9680Volkswagen TiguanCadillac XT5Chevrolet BlazerCadillac XT6Mazda CX-9J. Grand Cherokee WKINFINITI QX60Lexus RXHonda PilotAcura RDXLincoln NautilusFord EdgeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Lexus RX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 80 to 96. The 2022 Lexus RX is safer than the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2022 Cadillac XT5, the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer, and the 2022 Cadillac XT6 and less safe than the 2022 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2022 INFINITI QX60 and the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK.

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