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2022 Lexus NX awarded five-star ANCAP safety rating

Despite shortcomings for driver chest protection and vehicle-to-vehicle safety, the 2022 Lexus NX range has been awarded a five-star safety rating by independent crash testing authority, ANCAP.

The Medium SUV performed well across all key areas of assessment, achieving high scores for its protection of vehicle occupants, as well as other road users. 

It scored maximum points for its protection of the driver in the side impact test and front passenger in the frontal offset (MPDB) test.  A mix of good and adequate scores were also shown for adult occupants in the full width frontal and oblique pole tests.  

Recording a marginal score for the chest of the driver in the MPDB test, a moderate penalty (-1.21 points out of 4.00 points) was also applied for vehicle-to-vehicle compatibility which assess the potential impact on the occupants of a collision partner vehicle. 

High scores were awarded for its protection of child occupants in both the MPDB and side impact tests.

Boasting an impressive suite of safety features and active safety equipment, the Lexus NX also has the capability to detect and prevent or mitigate crashes with motorcycles through its enhanced radar and camera-based AEB system.  

From next year this functionality will be encouraged by ANCAP under revised ANCAP rating criteria which will take effect from January. 

Full details on the safety performance of the Lexus NX can be viewed on the ANCAP website