The updated 2020 Lexus RX crossover has earned a Top Safety Pick ranking by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for crash test results.
The RX earned good ratings in all six crashworthiness tests: driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, and the passenger-side small overlap front test. The front crash prevention system included with the Lexus Safety System + was rated as superior.
The only element preventing the RX from receiving the higher-tier Top Safety Pick+ award were the base headlights:
The RX nearly earns the higher-tier Top Safety Pick+ award, but it falls short because that award requires a good headlight rating. The SUV earns acceptable ratings for its base headlights and one of its premium headlight options, both of which are static LED projectors. Its optional curve-adaptive LED projectors earn a poor rating because they create too much glare.
This marks the fourth safety award for the Lexus brand this year. The 2019-20 ES, 2019 UX and 2019 NX have each qualified for Top Safety Pick+ awards.