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2013 Lexus ES 350

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

2013 Lexus ES 350 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Advanced

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 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Lexus ES 350 4-door

The Lexus ES was redesigned for the 2013 model year. There are now two models, the ES 350 powered by a V6 gasoline engine and the ES 300h, a hybrid with both a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor. Moderate offset frontal ratings apply to both models and are assigned by the Institute based on a test of an ES 350 conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1203
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 8
Center (cm) 4
Right (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) 2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1203
Head
HIC-15 212
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 27
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.5
Femur force - right (kN) 3.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 5
Maximum tibia index - left 0.50
Maximum tibia index - right 0.67
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 44
Right 58

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Lexus ES 350 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags

The Lexus ES was redesigned for the 2013 model year. There are now two models, the ES 350 powered by a V6 gasoline engine and the ES 300h, a hybrid with both a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor. Side ratings ratings apply to both models and are assigned by the Institute based on a test of an ES 350 conducted by Toyota as part of side crash test verification.

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle:2013 Lexus ES 350 4-door

The Lexus ES was redesigned for the 2013 model year. There are now two models, the ES 350 powered by a V6 gasoline engine and the ES 300h, a hybrid with both a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor. Side ratings ratings apply to both models and are assigned by the Institute based on a test of an ES 350 conducted by Toyota as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1205
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -14.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1205
Head HIC-15 379
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 44
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.56
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.33
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.5
Combined force (kN) 3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 23
A-P moment (Nm) -53

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1205
Head HIC-15 66
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 14
Lateral force (kN) 0.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 23
Average deflection (mm) 20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.66
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.23
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.9
Combined force (kN) 1.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 39
A-P moment (Nm) 137

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Lexus ES 350 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,558 lbs
Peak force 18,556 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.22

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 11
Distance below top of head (mm) 14
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 14.1
Head contact time (ms) 56
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 415

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Pre-Collision System

Package name

  • Optional Pre-Collision System with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 6 mph.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 4 mph.
Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated