2003 Lexus ES 300

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

2003 Lexus ES 300 4-door sedan
2002 Lexus ES 300 shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2002-03 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Lexus ES 300 4-door

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail and grab handle during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0207
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 ID CEF0207
Head
HIC-15 149
Peak gs at hard contact 24
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 - left 0.36
Maximum tibia index - right 0.58
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 63
Right 85

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted