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Redesigned 2013 Lexus ES Earns "Top Safety Pick" Rating

Redesigned 2013 Lexus ES Earns "Top Safety Pick" Rating

By Jeff Youngs, October 08, 2012
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has completed a new round of crash tests, and the redesigned 2013 Lexus ES is one of four models earning a "Top Safety Pick" rating. To become a "Top Safety Pick," a model must receive the Institute's top rating of "Good" in four different crash-test assessments: moderate overlap frontal-impact, side-impact, roof crush strength, and rear-impact injury prevention.

The new 2013 Lexus ES is available as ES 350 and ES 300h models, and shares a platform with the upcoming 2013 Toyota Avalon. The ES 350 is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, while the ES 300h is a hybrid model estimated to get 40 mpg in combined driving. A hallmark of the new design is a significant gain in rear-seat leg room over the previous model.

In addition to being a "Top Safety Pick," the new 2013 Lexus ES is offered with a number of safety features, including 10 standard air bags and a free 1-year subscription to Safety Connect telematics service with Automatic Collision Notification. Optional features include lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, Pre-Collision System, and more.

Learn more about the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

See all of the current IIHS "Top Safety Pick" awardees