Lexus RX 350 Falls Off 4 Story Parking Garage: Passengers Survive

Lexus RX 350 Found to Have Least Fatalities

On January 29, 2015 The International Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) released a report on a 3 year study of United States vehicle accidents and fatalities. There were a few interesting stats from this study. One of which was that “crashes around football stadiums go up when the home team loses”. Even more surprising was the amount of vehicle accident related fatalities the Lexus RX 350 had over this span of time.

Over the course of 3 years, the team at IIHS evaluated vehicle accidents in the US. During this time, the Lexus RX 350 showed zero fatalities in relation to vehicle collisions. Proving that the Lexus RX 350 is one of the most luxurious and safest vehicles on the road. Below is some of the raw data given by the IIHS and shows vehicles with the most and least accident related fatalities.

Driver death rates by vehicle style and size2011 and equivalent earlier models, 2009-12
Overall driver deaths

per million registered vehicle years

Multiple-vehicle

crashes

Single-vehicle

crashes

Single-vehicle

rollovers

CARS3822166
4-DOOR
mini115714413
small51282211
midsize2919104
large3421143
very large24159
2-DOOR
mini5433228
small71422712
midsize433283
large373722
SPORTS
small
midsize50193216
large67155122
LUXURY
midsize145105
large2613123
very large1081
STATION WAGONS
mini373533
small4125167
midsize7432
MINIVANS231752
SUVs18994
4-WHEEL DRIVE
small2211113
midsize16794
large8342
very large181074
2-WHEEL DRIVE
small3220114
midsize17794
large15874
very large3115156
4-WHEEL DRIVE LUXURY
midsize10541
large132128
very large1798
2-WHEEL DRIVE LUXURY
midsize15783
PICKUPS2915145
4-WHEEL DRIVE
small3214186
large2914156
very large39152414
2-WHEEL DRIVE
small2918105
large2615112
Lowest rates of driver deathsFewer than 6 driver deaths per million registered vehicle years,2011 and equivalent earlier models, 2009-12

Overall driver deaths per million

registered vehicle years

Multiple-vehicle

crashes

Single-vehicle

crashes

Single-vehicle

rollovers

Audi A4 4WDluxury carmidsize
Honda Odysseyminivanvery large
Kia Sorento 2WDSUVmidsize
Lexus RX 350 4WDluxury SUVmidsize
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 4WDluxury SUVlarge
Subaru Legacy 4WD4-door carmidsize
Toyota Highlander hybrid 4WDSUVmidsize
Toyota Sequoia 4WDSUVlarge
Volvo XC90 4WDluxury SUVmidsize
Honda Pilot 4WDSUVmidsize22
Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4WDluxury SUVmidsize33
Ford Crown Victoria4-door carvery large44
GMC Yukon 4WDSUVlarge44
Acura TL 2WDluxury carmidsize55
Chevrolet Equinox 2WDSUVmidsize532
Chevrolet Equinox 4WDSUVmidsize55
Ford Expedition 4WDSUVlarge55
Ford Flex 2WDSUVmidsize55
Mazda CX-9 4WDSUVmidsize555
2WD: 2-wheel drive; 4WD: 4-wheel drive
Highest rates of driver deathsMore than 46 driver deaths per million registered vehicle years,2011 and equivalent earlier models, 2009-12

Overall driver deaths per million registered vehicle yearsMultiple-vehicle crashesSingle-vehicle crashesSingle-vehicle rollovers
Kia Rio4-door carmini149965415
Nissan Versa sedan4-door carsmall130448751
Hyundai Accent4-door carmini120655316
Chevrolet Aveo4-door carmini99653110
Hyundai Accent2-door carmini86434820
Chevrolet Camaro coupesports carlarge80196025
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew 4WDpickuplarge79403617
Honda Civic2-door carsmall76462910
Nissan Versa hatchback4-door carsmall71373320
Ford Focus4-door carsmall7055135
Nissan Cubestation wagonsmall6638296
Chevrolet HHRstation wagonsmall6134259
Chevrolet Suburban 1500 2WDSUVvery large6031289
Chevrolet Aveostation wagonmini5858
Mercury Grand Marquis4-door carvery large573325
Jeep Patriot 2WDSUVsmall574493
Mazda 64-door carmidsize5434173
Dodge Nitro 2WDSUVmidsize5175040
Honda Civic4-door carsmall4928218
2WD: 2-wheel drive; 4WD: 4-wheel drive

Check out the original report here to learn more about the IIHS and vehicle manufacturer’s goals to improve safety quality for drivers nation wide (Status Report Vol. 50, No. 1 – IIHS).

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