1999 Lexus LS

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

1999 Lexus LS 4-door sedan
1997 Lexus LS shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

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 1995-2000 models

Tested vehicle: 1997 Lexus LS 400 4-door
The Lexus LS, available as only one model named the LS 400, was redesigned for the 1995 model year.

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.

The bumpers are poor. This 1997 model sustained huge damage in the rear-into-pole impact.

Rear bumper improvements to the 1998 model greatly reduced the damage in the rear-into-pole test at 5 mph. However, so much damage was sustained in other impacts that the overall bumper rating remains poor.