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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Optional safety equipment includes a backup camera, which is included with the navigation system option
Features Hill-Start Assist Control to prevent rolling on an incline
10 airbags as standard
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The 2010 Lexus RX 350 boasts a strong safety pedigree, as the outgoing version of this iconic Lexus crossover was a safety stalwart. The Lexus RX 350 looks to continue this tradition of safety excellence with its wide range of high-tech safety features.
Unfortunately, as is the case with many brand-new vehicles, the 2010 Lexus RX 350 hasn't yet been crash tested by either NHTSA or the IIHS. TheCarConnection.com will continue to monitor both of these crash-testing authorities for updates on the 2010 Lexus RX 350.
Crash-test ratings aside, this 2010 RX Lexus has a lot of safety features to soothe the more anxious drivers among us. Cars.com reports that this RX Lexus crossover offers standard safety features that "include all-disc antilock brakes, side-impact airbags for the front and outboard rear seats, front and rear side curtain airbags, [and] knee airbags for front-seat occupants." Autoblog reviewers state that, "on the safety front, Lexus has thrown Campbell's alphabet soup surplus into the new RX, with the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system orchestrating the ABS, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC) systems."
Cars.com notes that one of the optional safety features they love is the "backup camera, which is included with the navigation system option." Other options, according to Autoblog, include "adaptive front lighting...the Pre-Collision System (PCS) equipped with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control that tightens the front seat belts and pre-loads the Brake Assist if the system detects the CUV bearing down on the vehicle it's pursuing."
In addition to the safety features found inside the latest Lexus RX 350, reviews read by TheCarConnection.com show that visibility is respectable from within the 2010 Lexus RX 350. As noted previously, a rearview camera is available to aid with visibility while backing up, and Car and Driver raves about the Lexus RX 350's "excellent driving position."
The 2010 Lexus RX 350 surrounds its occupants in an electronic security blanket to supplement traditional safety.