Lexus HS 250h “Good” in IIHS Frontal Crash Test


Lexus HS 250h IIHS Frontal Crash TestIn the latest round of crash safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), the Lexus HS 250h has received the agency’s highest rating of “Good” on its first evaluation, the frontal offset crash test.  In this test, vehicles are accelerated towards a barrier at 40 mph.

Approximately 40 percent of the vehicle’s front end comes in direct contact with the barrier, causing asymmetrical impact forces which increase the potential for cabin intrusion.  In its frontal offset test, the HS 250h came through with top ratings in each area, namely structure/safety cage, injury measures, and restraints/dummy kinematics.

Insurance Institute of Highway Safety 

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  1. So what? So would the Toyota SAI! raspberry

    How about I ram my LS or LX into the HS. I might get leg and foot injuries, but I wonder who survives…

  2. This is known, SUVs survive crashes, that’s why my mom got me a hummer for my first car… If a car hit me in a hummer I’d survive, if I were in a mini Cooper like my friend and got hit by a hummer I’d probably die,

  3. A crashworthiness arms race! How intriguing. I see your hummer and raise you a Mack truck. wink

  4. WorldofLuxury:So what? So would the Toyota SAI! raspberry

    How about I ram my LS or LX into the HS. I might get leg and foot injuries, but I wonder who survives…

    Straight up, WoL, you might have missed the point on this one. raspberry

  5. krew:Straight up, WoL, you might have missed the point on this one. raspberry

    I must ask… how so?

  6. @WorldofLuxury: Well, I don’t know many cars that could handle being hit straight on by an LX—doesn’t mean the HS is unsafe.

  7. @krew: aha right. Like the EPA numbers, these crash ratings are only good for “comparisons”. aha

  8. WorldofLuxury:@krew: aha right. Like the EPA numbers, these crash ratings are only good for "comparisons". aha

    smile