2016 Lexus ES Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Lexus ES 2016 Top Safety Pick

The 2016 Lexus ES has earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the highest ranking awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for crash test results.

Both the ES 350 and hybrid ES 300h have improved protection in small overlap front crashes due to changes in the front structure, A-pillar and roof rail, door hinge pillar and door sill — here is an example crash:

There were also improvements to the ES’s optional front crash prevention system, which went from an advanced to a superior rating. The car avoided a collision in track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph. It also has a forward collision warning component that meets criteria set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.