New Lexus SUV Earns Crashworthiness Award

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May 13, 2019—The 2019 Lexus UX, a new small SUV, recently earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award when equipped with specific headlights, according to the Insurance Journal.

The UX earns good ratings in all six crashworthiness evaluations.

The new SUV comes with a standard superior-rated front crash prevention system. The UX avoided collisions in IIHS track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph and has a forward collision warning component that meets criteria set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The UX is available with two headlight options. Its available curve-adaptive headlights earn an acceptable rating in IIHS evaluations. Its base headlights earn a poor rating, largely due to excessive glare from the low beams. Both headlight systems have high-beam assist, a system that automatically switches between high beams and low beams, depending on the presence of other vehicles.

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