LEXUS ES300h 2019

The 2018 Lexus ES300h prior to crash testing.

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The Lexus ES300h was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in September 2018. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants.


Test Results Summary
Crash TestScore
Adult Occupant Protection 34.72 out of 38
    Frontal Offset Test 7.51 out of 8
    Full Width Frontal Test 6.61 out of 8
    Side Impact Test 7.50 out of 8
    Oblique Pole Test 7.50 out of 8
    Whiplash Protection Test 1.60 out of 2
    AEB (City) 4 out of 4
Child Occupant Protection 42.22 out of 49
Safety Assist 9.90 out of 13
    Speed Assistance Systems 2.25 out of 3
    Seat Belt Reminders 3 out of 3
    Lane Support Systems 2.25 out of 3
    AEB (Interurban) 2.40 out of 3
Vulnerable Road User Protection 43.66 out of 48
    AEB (Pedestrian) 6 out of 6
    AEB (Cyclist) 5.33 out of 6

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 frontal airbags, driver and passenger knee airbags, front and rear chest-protecting side airbags and head-protecting side airbags (curtains) are standard equipment.

All three grades of autonomous emergency braking (City, Interurban and Vulnerable Road User), and lane keep assist (LKA) with lane departure warning (LDW), are standard on all variants.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 7.51 pts (out of 8)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.64 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Lower Legs 3.82 pts

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings showed ADEQUATE protection for the chest of the driver and the lower legs of both the driver and passenger. GOOD protection was offered to all other critical body regions.

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* 7.5 pts (out of 8)
Head 3 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

In the side impact test and the oblique pole test, protection of all critical body regions was GOOD. However, with the penalty applied for incorrect airbag deployment in the full-width frontal test, protection of the head was downgraded to ADEQUATE.

What is side impact test?

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Full Width Frontal Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Driver* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.47 pts
Upper Legs 4 pts
Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Rear Passenger* pts (out of )
Head 4 pts
Neck 4 pts
Chest 2.99 pts
Upper Legs 0 pts

In the full width frontal test, protection of the driver dummy was ADEQUATE for the chest and GOOD for all other critical body regions. Protection of the rear passenger was GOOD or ADEQUATE except for the pelvis area which was rated as POOR. The pelvis slipped beneath the lap section of the seatbelt and was not restrained properly during the crash. The side curtain airbag did not deploy correctly in the full width test and, as a result, a penalty was applied to the scores in the side impact and oblique pole tests.

What is full width frontal test?

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Pole Test

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Pole* pts (out of )
Head 3 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts
What is pole test?

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Whiplash Protection Test

Rear: 0.38 points

Front: 1.22 points

Whiplash Protection Crash Test Image

Child Protection Test

In both the frontal offset and side impact test, protection was GOOD for all critical body areas for the 6 year and 10 year child dummies.

The Lexus ES300h is fitted with lower ISOFix anchorages on the rear outboard seats and top tether anchorages on all rear seats.

Installation of typical child restraints available in Australia and New Zealand showed that most child restraints could be accommodated in most rear seating positions, though neither booster seat could be correctly installed in the centre rear position, and one of the two selected convertible seats could not be correctly installed in rearward-facing mode using the ISOfix anchorages.

Pedestrian Summary

The Lexus ES300h has an ‘active’ bonnet. Sensors detect when a pedestrian is struck and actuators lift the bonnet to provide greater clearance to stiff components in the engine bay. The vehicle was tested with the bonnet in the raised position and GOOD or ADEQUATE results were recorded over most of the bonnet area, however some POOR results were recorded around the windscreen pillars. The bumper provided GOOD protection to pedestrians’ legs and protection of the pelvis was also GOOD.

The autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system is capable of detecting and reacting to vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. The AEB system showed GOOD performance in pedestrian test scenarios, in both daylight and low light, earning full points. GOOD performance was also seen in cyclist test scenarios, with collisions avoided or mitigated in most scenarios.


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Green Vehicle Guide

Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
4.6 L/100km 104 g/km

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