2003 Lexus IS

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

2003 Lexus IS 4-door sedan
2002 Lexus IS shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2002-05 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Lexus IS 300 4-door

The Lexus IS was introduced in the 2001 model year and structurally modified beginning with 2002 models to improve occupant protection in frontal offset crashes.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
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.

Loading of the head into the airbag is shown in this photo taken during the crash test.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's left knee and shin hit the instrument panel and knee bolster. Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2001-05 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry