2008 Lexus LS

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2008 Lexus LS 4-door sedan
2007 Lexus LS shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
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 2007-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Lexus LS 460 4-door

The Lexus LS was redesigned for the 2007 model year and renamed the LS 460 because the engine size was increased. A hybrid-electric version of the LS, known as the LS 600h L, was introduced in the 2008 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Lexus 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 VTF0613
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 12
Left (cm) 12
Center (cm) 13
Right (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0613
Head
HIC-15 154
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 18
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm) 34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.4
Femur force - right (kN) 2.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 5
Maximum tibia index - left 0.58
Maximum tibia index - right 0.70
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 46
Right 46

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

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) 33
Distance below top of head (mm) 8
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.7
Head contact time (ms) 84
Force rating 2
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 129
Max neck tension (N) 730

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted