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Lexus IS 300h

Lexus IS 300h 2.5 Hybrid Drive, 'Executive Plus', RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Lexus IS 300h

Lexus IS 300h 2.5 Hybrid Drive, 'Executive Plus', RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 33 pts | 91%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Adequate, Left foot: Adequate
FRONTAL IMPACT
14.0 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
7.5 pts
Neck: Good

Total 42 pts | 85%
Crash test performance24.0 pts
18 month old child (12.0 pts)
Tested restraint (Fit):

Lexus MINI (ISOFIX)

Rearward facing


3 year old child (12.0 pts)
Tested restraint (Fit):

Lexus MIDI (ISOFIX)

Forward facing

Child safety features6.0 pts
Child Safety features
  • Isofix
CRS Installation check12.0 pts
Maxi Cosi Cabriofix ( Seatbelt )
Maxi Cosi Cabriofix and EasyFix ( Seatbelt )
Maxi Cosi Cabriofix and EasyFix ( ISOFIX )
BeSafe iZi Kid X3 ISOfix ( ISOFIX )
Lexus MINI ( ISOFIX )
Römer King Plus ( Seatbelt )
Römer Duo Plus ( ISOFIX )
Maxi Cosi Pearl and Familyfix ( ISOFIX )
Lexus MIDI ( ISOFIX )
Römer KidFix ( Seatbelt )
Römer KidFix ( ISOFIX )
  • Install without problem
  • Install with care
  • Safety critical problem
  • Installation not allowed
Total 29 pts | 80%
Pedestrian protection
HEAD
16.9 pts
PELVIS
6.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts



Total 6 pts | 66%
SEATBELT REMINDER
3.0 pts
driver and passenger
Pass
rear
Pass
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
VSC
Pass
SPEED ASSISTANCE SYSTEM
0.0 pts


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Lexus IS 300h 2.5 Hybrid Drive, 'Executive Plus', RHD
Body type 4 door saloon
Year of publication 2013
Kerb weight 1670kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies IS 300h of the specification tested
Class Large Family Car.
Safety equipment
Rear pretensioners
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder Driver, Passenger and Rear


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment of the IS 300h remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the front seat occupants. Lexus showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. The car scored maximum points in the side barrier test, providing good protection to all parts of the body. Even in the more severe side pole test, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body regions was good. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
Based on dummy readings and measurements in the dynamic tests, the IS 300h scored maximum points for the protection it provided to both the 18 month and 3 year infants. In the frontal impact, forward movement of the head of the 3 year dummy, sat in a forward-facing restraint, was not excessive. In the side impact, both dummies were properly contained by the protective shells of their restraints, minimising the likelihood of dangerous head contact with the car interior. The front passenger airbag can be deactivated to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. All categories of child restraints for which the car is designed could be safely installed in the vehicle.

Pedestrian
The IS 300h has an 'active' bonnet which provides additional head protection for struck pedestrians. Sensors in the bumper detect when a pedestrian has been struck and actuators lift the bonnet to provide greater clearance to the hard structures underneath. Lexus showed that the system could detect pedestrians of different statures over a range of speeds. Accordingly, the car was tested with the bonnet in the deployed position and provided good or adequate levels of protection over most of the bonnet surface. The bumper and the leading edge of the bonnet also performed well, the car scoring maximum points for the protection it offered to the legs and pelvis of a struck pedestrian.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the IS 300h and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the front and rear seats. The IS 300h does not have a speed limitation device.


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