AcuraWatch™ vs. Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 | New Lexus Safety System Plus

  • AcuraWatch™ vs. Lexus Safety System+ 2.0

Safety by Lexus

The Lexus Safety System+ is the luxury automaker’s suite of safety features and driver-assistive technologies. This system comes standard with the following features:

  • Pre-Collision System
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Intelligent High Beams
  • All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

The Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 is the newest installment which includes Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, and Intuitive Parking Assist. Although this may seem like a comprehensive package, let’s see how Lexus stacks up against the Acura safety features found in AcuraWatch™.

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Safety: Lexus vs. Acura

For every Acura safety system found in the AcuraWatch suite, the Lexus Safety System+ has a slight variation, and version 2.0 seems to have finally caught up to Acura with the addition of Lane Tracing Assist and Intuitive Parking Assist. These same features are known as the Lane Keeping Assist System and front/rear parking sensors, respectively, on any Acura sedan or SUV.

AcuraWatch and the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 have many similarities: both systems utilize sensors and cameras; both systems use audio and visual alerts; and both systems apply steering and braking, when necessary. But how are these driver-assistance technologies used by two of their higher-profile SUVs?

2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Lexus NX 300

2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Lexus NX 300

Is the Acura RDX or Lexus NX 300 safer for Sioux Falls drivers? Compare the Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX 300 and you will find that each luxury crossover SUV has one safety feature that the other does not. While the NX 300 has Traffic Sign Assist to help provide road sign information within the instrument panel, the Acura SUV has a Blind Spot Information (BSI) System that monitors the rear and sides of your RDX and helps alert you if a vehicle is detected. At the end of the day, it depends on which safety technology you think is more valuable.

Acura Safety Ratings

How are Acura safety ratings for 2020? Thanks in part to the AcuraWatch suite, the 2020 MDX, TLX, ILX, and of course, RDX have received top safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).* The 2020 Acura RDX also earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). So how are Lexus safety ratings? Surprisingly, the 2020 Lexus NX 300 received the same accolades from the NHTSA and IIHS as the RDX, making both of these luxury crossover SUVs two of the safest vehicles in their class.

In the battle of AcuraWatch vs. Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 and Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX 300, it comes down to which safety technology you find more useful: Acura’s Blind Spot Information System or Lexus’ Traffic Sign Assist. If you would like to know more about AcuraWatch stop into Vern Eide Acura in Sioux Falls and our helpful sales staff would be more than happy to show you these intuitive features.

2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick +
* Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSAs) New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side-impact airbags (SABs). Do not compare 2011 and later models to those from 2010 or earlier.
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