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2003 Lexus ES 300

Midsize luxury/near luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
2002 Lexus ES 300 shown
2002 Lexus ES 300 shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (optional)
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2003
G
2002
G

Applies to 2002-03 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Lexus ES 300 was redesigned for the 2002 model year and renamed the ES 330 for the 2004 model year because the engine size was increased.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the roof rail/grab handle hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail and grab handle.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2002 Lexus ES 300 4-door
Weight 3,461 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase107 in.
Length191 in.
Width71 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0207
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)8
Left (cm)11
Center (cm)9
Right (cm)9
Brake pedal (cm)4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)5
Right (cm)5
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)-4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0207
Head
HIC-15149
Peak gs at hard contact24
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)34
Maximum Nij 0.44
Chest maximum compression (mm)24
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.8
Femur force - right (kN)2.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)3
Maximum tibia index - left0.36
Maximum tibia index - right0.58
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left63
Right85

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