On sale now at Lexus dealerships, the NX 200t received four stars in the front crashworthiness test, five stars in the side crashworthiness test and four stars in the rollover crashworthiness test.
The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the NX 200t.
Standard safety equipment on the NX models includes eight airbags, antilock brakes, traction control and vehicle stability control. Whiplash injury lessening seats are standard for front-seat passengers.
Optional safety equipment includes lane-departure alert and a pre-collision safety system.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2015 Acura RDX and 2015 Volvo XC60 also earned the top five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2015 Audi Q5 earned a four-star safety rating.