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2005 Lexus ES 330

Midsize luxury/near luxury car
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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
2004 Lexus ES 330 shown
2004 Lexus ES 330 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
2006
G
G
P
2005
G
G
P
2004
G
G
P

Applies to 2004-06 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

Applies to 2004-06 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

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. All ES 330 models manufactured after April 2004 include modifications to the rear door trim panels to improve rear seat occupant protection in side-impact crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door).

Two tests of the ES 330 were conducted. The injury ratings for the rear passenger are based on just the second test; measures for the rear passenger in the first test were not obtained because of equipment failure. The injury ratings for the driver and the head protection ratings for both the driver and passenger are based on both tests. Structural ratings also are based on both tests.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummies in the two tests, taken together, indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Head protection

Driver — In both tests, the dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — In both tests, the dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2004 Lexus ES 330 4-door
Weight 3,487 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase107 in.
Length191 in.
Width71 in.
Engine3.3 L V6
EPA ratings20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0414CES0415
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-7.0-7.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0414CES0415
Head HIC-15322321
Neck
Tension (kN)1.21.0
Compression (kN)0.20.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)4857
Lateral force (kN)1.91.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)5347
Average deflection (mm)4239
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.673.74
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.760.75
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.11.1
Acetabulum force (kN)3.13.0
Combined force (kN)4.24.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.70.8
L-M moment (Nm)163159
A-P moment (Nm) 4542

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0415
Head HIC-15184
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)30
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)50
Average deflection (mm)36
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.26
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.77
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.1
Acetabulum force (kN)2.1
Combined force (kN)2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.6
L-M moment (Nm)78
A-P moment (Nm) -18

Applies to 2004-06 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
A
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)75
Distance below top of head (mm)68
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.9
Head contact time (ms)102
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)179
Max neck tension (N)1,041

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