2006 Lexus GS

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2006 Lexus GS 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

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

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

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 2006-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Lexus GS 300 4-door

The Lexus GS was redesigned for the 2006 model year.

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. Head acceleration from this hit was low.

The GS features an airbag that deploys from the knee bolster underneath the steering wheel. The dummy's knees and shins hit this airbag as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

Side

Rating applies to 2006-11 models built after August 2005

Tested vehicle: 2006 Lexus GS 300 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Lexus GS was redesigned for the 2006 model year. Beginning with 2006 models manufactured after August 2005, changes were made to the front seat-mounted torso airbags to ensure better abdomen coverage in side impact crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door). The tested car was manufactured after the side torso airbags had been modified.

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

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2006-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Lexus GS 350 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,718 lbs
Peak force 12,590 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.39

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-09 models

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry