2014 Lexus GS 350 Safety

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The 2014 Lexus GS comes with a slew of safety technologies, some sold in option packages. The GS' standard cruise control can be upgraded to active cruise control with a pre-collision warning system and braking intervention. A head-up display and night vision are offered, as are blind-spot monitors. Finally, a new lane-departure warning system works with a lane-keeping system to gently steer the GS back into its lane if the car's sensors detect a drift out of its proper driving lane.

The new GS also gets a lot more progressive about the way it tries to prevent accidents. The airbag count goes up to ten, with dual front and side airbags joined by curtain and rear-seat side airbags as well as front knee airbags. Active headrests are standard, and so are a rearview camera and parking sensors--and Bluetooth, which we consider a safety device.

An IIHS Top Safety Pick, the Lexus GS earns excellent crash-test scores and has all kinds of optional safety technology.

In last year's assessment of the GS by the IIHS, it received a top rating of 'good' across the board in all tests, but without small-overlap crash data, it doesn't earn the Top Safety Pick award. The NHTSA has not yet rated the Lexus GS.

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