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2004 Lexus IS 300

Midsize luxury/near luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
2002 Lexus IS 300 shown
2002 Lexus IS 300 shown
1
Side airbags: front 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
2005
G
2004
G
2003
G
2002
G

Applies to 2002-05 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 IS 300 was introduced in the 2001 model year and structurally modified beginning with 2002 models to improve occupant protection in frontal offset crashes.

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 B-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2002 Lexus IS 300 4-door
Weight 3,395 lbs.
Side airbagsfront head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length177 in.
Width68 in.
Engine3.2 L 6-cylinder
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0129
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)11
Left (cm)11
Center (cm)12
Right (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)5
Rearward (cm)-1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0129
Head
HIC-15290
Peak gs at hard contact30
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)22
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm)24
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.2
Femur force - right (kN)1.5
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.46
Maximum tibia index - right0.37
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left72
Right57

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