This summer we drove the Lexus IS 300h F Sport and we were left with a reassuring feeling when it came to the “Safety” chapter. Nevertheless, we couldn’t give you the complete data, since the vehicle hadn’t been subjected to any official test. Fortunately the waiting has come to an end, as the Euro NCAP has just published the result of its Lexus IS 300h crash test.
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The third-generation IS received a five-star safety rating, with a 91 percent score for adult occupant protection, 85 percent for child occupant protection, 80 percent for pedestrian protection, as well as 66 percent for the safety assist.
We have to explain that this is the first time when the Euro NCAP uses a 40 percent small overlap test, but the Lexus IS managed to fair well.
There aren’t many cars on the market that manage to not fail during the extra-severe pole side impact test, but the Lexus IS 300h is one of them. During this test, the vehicle offered adequate chest protection and good protection for the rest of the areas.
The hybrid also excelled at providing pedestrian protection, with its active bonnet and well-engineered front fascia offering an impressive combination. You can get the complete info in the PDF file below.
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