2015 Lexus ES 350

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

2015 Lexus ES 350 4-door sedan
2013 Lexus ES 350 shown

Crashworthiness

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

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Advanced

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

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.

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

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim ES 350
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 31
Clearance angle (degrees) 72
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 32
Clearance angle (degrees) 72
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 29
Clearance angle (degrees) 54
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 41
Clearance angle (degrees) 62
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated