2009 Lexus RX

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2009 Lexus RX 4-door SUV
2004 Lexus RX 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 2004-09 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Lexus RX 330 4-door 4wd

The Lexus RX 330 was introduced in the 2004 model year as a replacement for the Lexus RX 300.

A hybrid-electric version of the RX, known as the RX 400h, was introduced in the 2006 model year. The RX 330 was renamed the RX 350 beginning with 2007 models because a new gasoline engine was installed.

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 very well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head slid along the roof rail and grab handle during rebound. Head acceleration from this hit was low.

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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-09 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry