Generous Safety Features Characterize the 2021 Lexus ES

by Gabrielle DeSantis

Lexus ES is an all-star road-tripper. It’s an exceptional economical sedan with superior safety features. The luxury models of the 2021 Lexus ES come with standard blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems. The ES doesn’t disappoint as far as car tech is concerned. It’s compatible with Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay. Buyers love Lexus luxury sedans because these cars are safe, cozy, and stylish. 

The 2021 Lexus ES is a four-door midsize sedan that combines superior features of luxury finishes with the economics of middle-class vehicles. ES fills the gap between full-size family cars and sporty sedans. Lexus throws crisp handling and great gas mileages into Lexus ES in equal measure. 

Alluring appeal, attractive shape, and cohesive design accent the Lexus ES. With all these features, there is one area where the 2021 Lexus ES nailed it – safety.

How the ES earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS

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The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) is a reputable organization that tests various aspects of cars to ensure their safety. After conducting thorough tests across all safety areas, the IIHS gave the Lexus ES 350 four-door sedan the Top Safety Pick+ rating.  

When performing crash tests, IIHS found that the driver and front passenger space is well protected. In case of a crash, the vehicle adequately protects the occupants from thigh, head, chest, and leg injuries. They also found the roof of the Lexus ES to be resilient to force and pressure that can occur due to falling objects and rollover crashes. 

IIHS found the head-on collision prevention systems of the Lexus ES superior rating. On top of that, the agency rated the pre-collision pedestrian system as advanced. However, they found that the system does not meet all the requirements for head-on collision warning systems. 

You shouldn’t have to worry about driving the Lexus ES safely at night. The IIHS found that both the low-beam and high-beam lights provided good visibility in straight highways and in road sections with curves. The Lexus ES is equipped with a high-beam assist feature to supplement the sedan’s low beams. 

The standard safety features of the Lexus ES

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The Lexus ES 2021 is equipped with first-class safety features and driver-assist systems. The sedan boasts of the Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 that includes dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision system, lane departure assist, and lane tracing assist. This is not to mention the superior high beams and many more safety features integrated into the 2021 ES. 

The Pre-Collision System with pedestrian detection uses a camera and millimeter-wave radar to check motion ahead of the vehicle. The system detects oncoming vehicles, pedestrians crossing, and cyclists. The lane tracing assist uses alerts and autopilot features to prevent a driver from veering off their lanes.

The Lexus ES prides itself on its magnificent road sign assist and dynamic radar cruise control. If the driver cannot take actions as indicated in a road sign, the car display system will alert and show the driver the road sign. The radar cruise system detects the movement of vehicles ahead and adjusts accordingly to prevent a collision. 

The stability control system in Lexus ES is impressive. The vehicle adjusts speeds in highways and around curves to preserve traction of the wheels. Drivers can also keep an eye on the vehicles at the rear by using the backup camera installed on the tailgate

An overview of the Lexus ES

The 2021 ES is a special car in many ways. It offers outstanding hybrid economy performance and top safety features. If you like the design of Toyota Avalon, this car won’t disappoint you.

In 2021, its style hasn’t changed. While the trunk space is smaller than that of its key rivals, the room on offer for its occupants is impressive. The legroom is decent for both front and rear.

For its performance, the 2021 model runs on a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine. It boasts of an eight-speed automatic and a new all-wheel-drive system. Among Lexus ES models, ES 350 remains the most popular version.

It’s coupled with a 302-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine. No matter the model you choose, the ES’s powertrain provides a well-damped ride and smooth handling.

That said, the Lexus ES does much pretty well in terms of safety as compared to other mid-range sedans. Based on IIHS safety ratings, the Lexus ES is superior to the Audi A4, 2021 BMW 3 Series, and 2021 Infiniti Q50. According to MotorTrend, the ES is very safe to drive as both the IIHS and the NHTSA give the ES top scores regarding safety. 

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