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Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score29.64out of 37
Frontal Offset test13.64out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)0out of 2
Bonus points0out of 3


The tested model of Lexus RX330 was introduced in Australia during 2003.

The Lexus RX330 scored 13.64 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle was awarded a default score of 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and zero for the pole test.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, side airbags, head-protecting side curtains and a driver's knee airbag are standard equipment. ABS brakes, electronic stability control and a reversing camera are also standard. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt.

Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 13.64 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.14 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.49 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 71mm and upwards 26mm, relative to the driver's seat. The dash moved 26mm towards the driver. The steering wheel hub moved rearwards 22mm, upwards 32mm and sideways 51mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 9mm rearwards. The width of the driver's door opening shortened by 9mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The knee airbag cushioned both knees of the driver.

What is frontal offset test?

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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The side impact test normally used by ANCAP simulates a small car striking the driver's door of the vehicle under test. It is based on a regulation test but the regulation does not apply to vehicles with a high seating position like the RX330. Such vehicles can be expected to perform well in this particular side impact test so ANCAP has decided to award full score for these vehicles instead of conducting a crash test.

The RX330 was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. ANCAP conducted the pole test, which produced a head deceleration in excess of 80g. This resulted in a score of zero.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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1-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A separate pedestrian impact test is conducted. This test estimates injuries to pedestrians struck by a vehicle travelling at 40 km/h. The more stars the better (maximum 4 stars).


Pedestrian Rating Explained

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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
12.3 L/100km 294 g/km

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