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2015 Lexus RC shown
2015 Lexus RC shown

The photos and videos shown here may be of a different model, model year or body type from the one selected. The ratings of one vehicle often apply to other models if they are built on the same platform. In addition, a test of a vehicle from one model year may apply to earlier or later model years if the vehicle hasn’t been significantly redesigned.

G
Small overlap front:
Driver-side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Moderate overlap front

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G

G
Roof strength

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,812 lbs
Peak force 19,733 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.18
Tested vehicle
2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport 2-door

G
Head restraints & seats
Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G

Advanced Front crash prevention

  • Optional Pre-Collision System
  • Optional Pre-Collision System
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
4 points total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle nearly avoided a collision.
2 points
In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 8 mph.
1 point

A
Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
  • Turbo trim
  • 300 trim
  • 350 trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
No
Overall rating
A
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On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp left and both right curves and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right and both left curves and inadequate on the sharp right curve.


  • Turbo trim equipped with Premium Triple Beam LED Headlamps package
  • 300 trim equipped with Premium Triple Beam LED Headlamps package
  • 350 trim equipped with Premium Triple Beam LED Headlamps package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
No
Overall rating
P
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On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve and fair on the sharp right and both left curves.


G
Child seat anchors (LATCH)
ease of use

RC 300 — leather seats

1 3
Good
No hardware available
Acceptable
Tether anchor
Marginal
Lower anchors
Poor
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Overall evaluation
G
1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Other safety features

  • Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
  • Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2017 models)
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Daytime running lights