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2009 Lexus IS F - Safety Review and Crash Test Ratings

 
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The 2009 Lexus IS-F offers the safety of a world-class sedan.
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Expert Quotes:

stability control “cuts in far too early”
Road & Track

“Good,” front and side impacts
IIHS

Not tested
NHTSA

Reviewers wonder why the electronic stability control can be switched off, but otherwise the 2009 Lexus IS-F offers a comprehensive safety package.

The IS-F sports all the expected airbags, anti-lock brakes, and stability and traction control technologies, but controversy comes from the switchable stability control. AutoMedia warns that turning off traction control “is asking for a crash,” since the IS-F’s power will “cause the tail to slide excessively.” Still, the enthusiasts aren’t entirely satisfied with the control over the system: Road & Track says the “Sport mode cuts in far too early to allow much fun.”

For the average shopper, MotherProof.com’s observation might be reassuring: “I felt perfectly safe and steady.”

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the Lexus IS-F as “good” for both front and side impact protection. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hasn’t tested the new Lexus sports sedan.

Conclusion

The 2009 Lexus IS-F offers the safety of a world-class sedan.

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