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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Good," frontal offset impact
A wealth of safety, comfort, and convenience features
Safety innovations include new dual-stage front knee airbags
The 2009 Lexus LS 460 appears to be a big, safe car brimming with safety features, but crash tests are still to come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has only conducted limited testing.
The 2009 Lexus LS 460 scored a "good" rating in all injury measures on the crash-test dummies. And in the one and only crash test that the 2009 Lexus LS 460 has been subjected to, the IIHS gave the 2009 Lexus its highest rating of "good" for frontal offset collisions.
Edmunds points out that "antilock disk brakes, traction control and stability control are all standard, as are front-seat side airbags...and knee-protection airbags for front passengers." Aside from the body engineering, there is an extensive range of safety features on the 2009 LS 460.
Automobile Magazine notes Lexus offers a "dynamic radar control" cruise control system that automatically maintains a safe distance from the car ahead when driving on the highway. Another cool safety feature that the Lexus 2009 edition offers is an optional Pre-Collision System, which Cars.com says "can ready the LS 460 when a collision becomes imminent by priming the brake system, tightening the seat belts and stiffening the air suspension."
Further adding to highway safety is the Lexus 2009's "fine all around" visibility, according to ConsumerGuide.
While the 2009 Lexus LS 460 has not yet undergone crash testing, a long list of safety features should leave occupants in this Lexus 2009 resting easy.