2016 Lexus RX ANCAP rating-01

Introduced Down Under back in October 2015, the fourth-generation Lexus RX has scored a perfect five-star ANCAP safety rating there. The rating, according to the safety body, applies to all variants across the board.

In Australia, standard safety features include dual frontal, side chest, curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. In addition, advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats, while autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is also a standard piece of safety tech on-board the RX – missing on local-market models.

The RX scored an 83% score for adult occupant protection and an 82% score for child occupant protection. As for pedestrian protection, the RX did pretty well in this section, scoring a total of 79%.

As for safety assist, the SUV attained a 74% mark – brought down slightly by the autonomous emergency braking (2.7 out of 3), as it had reduced performance at low speeds, according to ANCAP.


“The RX joins a competitive SUV market and offers a range of safety assist technologies as standard, including AEB, lane support system and reverse collision avoidance,” said ANCAP CEO James Goodwin.

In regards to pedestrian protection, “it’s encouraging to see the Lexus achieve the highest pedestrian protection rating of ‘good’, scoring maximum points for the protection provided to pedestrian’s legs and pelvic region,” Goodwin added.

He further noted, “in the frontal offset test the passenger compartment of the RX held its shape well and all doors remained closed and there was good protection for the driver in the side impact test.”

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