Lexus NX Lauded for Safety
Aug. 14, 2019—The 2019 Lexus NX, a midsize luxury SUV, recently earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for models built after Jan. 2019.
The NX earns good ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations. The good rating in the Institute's newest test — the passenger-side small overlap crash test — applies to models built after January 2019, when structural reinforcements were incorporated into the passenger side of the vehicle to provide better protection in passenger-side small overlap frontal crashes.
The NX has a standard front crash prevention system that rates superior. In IIHS track tests, the NX avoided collisions at 12 and 25 mph.
The SUV has two available headlight options. Its base headlights — static LED projectors — and its optional curve-adaptive headlights both earn good ratings in Institute evaluations. Both options feature high-beam assist.