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Lexus IS

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
*****
33
Front: 13.4
Side: 16
Seatbelt reminder: 2
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
****
39
PEDESTRIAN
**
15


 
Adult occupant protection
Head: Good, Neck: Adequate, 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 driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax-Römer BabySafe Plus Universal, rearward facing
3 year old ChildBritax-Römer Duo Plus Universal ISOFIX, forward facing
Pedestrian protection

Pedestrian protection

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
ISOfix front
ISOfix rear
Car details
Tested modelLexus IS 220d, base grade, RHD
Body type5 door saloon
Year of publication2006
Kerb weight1585kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies Lexus IS

Comments
Front impact
Lexus demonstrated to Euro NCAP that the knee airbags protected the front seat passengers' knees and femurs from injury in a wide range of seating positions. However, the brake pedal moved rearward by more than 100mm, posing some threat to the lower legs.

Side impact
The IS scored maximum points for its performance in the side impact and pole tests

Child occupant
The IS was awarded maximum points for the the protection it offered the 3 year old dummy in the frontal and side impacts and the 1½ year old lost only a fraction of a point. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Information presented to the driver about the status of the airbag was in English only but, otherwise, the system met Euro NCAP's requirements. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.

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