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2003 Lexus RX 300

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
1999 Lexus RX 300 shown
1999 Lexus RX 300 shown
1
Electronic stability control (beginning with 2001 models)
2
Antilock brakes
3
Daytime running lights
4
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2003
G
2002
G
2001
G
2000
G
1999
G

Applies to 1999-2003 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
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 RX 300 was introduced in the 1999 model year.

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 hard structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1999 Lexus RX 300 4wd
Weight 3,973 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase103 in.
Length180 in.
Width72 in.
Engine3.0 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF98022
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)12
Left (cm)28
Center (cm)26
Right (cm)17
Brake pedal (cm)15
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)3
Right (cm)4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)3
Rearward (cm)-3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF98022
Head
HIC-15184
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)12
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm)32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)5.1
Femur force - right (kN)2.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)6
Maximum tibia index - left0.72
Maximum tibia index - right0.45
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left61
Right51

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