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2016 Lexus RX shown
2016 Lexus RX shown

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G
Small overlap front:
Driver-side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Moderate overlap front

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

G
Side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G

G
Roof strength

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 4,410 lbs
Peak force 21,136 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.79
Tested vehicle
2016 Lexus RX 350 4-door 4wd

G
Head restraints & seats
Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G

Superior Front crash prevention

  • Standard Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
6 points total
This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point
In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points
In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
3 points

A
Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
  • 350 trim equipped with Bi-LED Headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System package
  • 450h trim equipped with Bi-LED Headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
Yes
Overall rating
A
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit Some glare

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on the gradual right curve.


  • 350 trim equipped with Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamp package
  • 450h trim equipped with Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamp package
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Yes
Overall rating
M
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit

On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp right curve, fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve and fair on the sharp right and both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.


  • 350 trim
  • 450h trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Yes
Overall rating
M
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination High-beam assist credit Some glare

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp left and both right curves and fair on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual left and gradual right curves and inadequate on the sharp left and sharp right curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the gradual left curve.


G
+
Child seat anchors (LATCH)
ease of use

RX 350 — leather seats

1 2 3
Good
No hardware available
Acceptable
Tether anchor
Marginal
Lower anchors
Poor
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Overall evaluation
G
+
1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Other safety features

  • Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
  • Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Daytime running lights