Safety For Toyota Lexus

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The 2009 ES 350 scored very high marks for safety in all categories, posting a five-star rating for front impact for both the driver and passenger, as well as side-impact for the driver. Safety For Toyota Lexus, Four-star results were garnered for rollover resistance and rear-passenger side impacts. Lexus uses crumple zones in their frame for the front and rear to absorb the shock of a collision in addition to side-impact door beams.

As with many 2009 models, Lexus includes antilock brakes, traction control, an anti-skid system, front dual-chamber airbags, and front and rear side airbags, but the ES 350 also adds front and rear side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. Standard safety features for the 2009 ES 350 also include a brake assist function that increases braking force when an emergency situation is detected.

The optional Lexus Pre-Collision system adds an element of technological safety to the vehicle in emergency situations. Using a radar system located in the front end of the vehicle, it will recognize an imminent collision and will tighten the front seatbelts as well as activating brake assist to give maximum braking power at the moment the driver engages the pedal.