Lexus IS Named an IIHS Top Safety Pick+! Recently the Lexus IS was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS),which is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes. Only the safest vehicles earn this prestige, with a vehicle receiving a score of Good in every crash test, as well as passing evaluations of both its headlights and crash-prevention systems.
Lexus writes about the new model, “Bold design is just one way the IS 300 stands apart. With a turbocharger designed in-house, it provides robust power, low-end torque and responsive performance you can feel the moment you accelerate.”
The model received good ratings in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints & seats. In the crash avoidance and mitigation section the 2017 IS received a superior front crash prevention rating, acceptable headlights and good ease of use for the Latch child seat anchors.