2015 Lexus NX 200t Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From Federal Government

WASHINGTON — The all-new 2015 Lexus NX 200t compact SUV earned the top five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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.

The 2015 Lexus NX 300h hybrid SUV received the same scores from NHTSA.

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.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Lexus NX 200t a 2015 Top Safety Pick+. The SUV scored "good" ratings in all Institute crash tests.

Key competitors to the Lexus NX 200t include the Acura RDX, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60.

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.