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2007 Lexus LS

Large luxury car
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    M
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (standard); rear seat-mounted torso airbags (optional)
2
Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
2013
G
G
2012
G
G
2011
G
G
2010
G
G
2009
G
M
2008
G
M
2007
G
M

Applies to 2007-14 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 LS was redesigned for the 2007 model year and renamed the LS 460 because the engine size was increased. A hybrid-electric version of the LS, known as the LS 600h L, was introduced in the 2008 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Lexus as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Lexus LS 460 4-door
Weight 4,321 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase117 in.
Length198 in.
Width74 in.
Engine4.6 L V8
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0613
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)12
Left (cm)12
Center (cm)13
Right (cm)12
Brake pedal (cm)11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0613
Head
HIC-15154
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm)18
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm)34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.4
Femur force - right (kN)2.3
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)5
Maximum tibia index - left0.58
Maximum tibia index - right0.70
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left46
Right46

Applies to 2007-09 models

Overall evaluation
M
Dynamic rating
M
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Head restraints & seats ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)33
Distance below top of head (mm)8
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.7
Head contact time (ms)84
Force ratingModerate
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)129
Max neck tension (N)730

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