When it comes to safety, compromise is not an option. The new-look RX 450h includes Lexus' advanced safety technology.
Stay in control with advanced safety systems
The new-look RX 450h includes Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), a breakthrough system which can anticipate and help minimise instability and loss of traction in challenging situations. VDIM integrates the comprehensive package of safety technologies in the new-look RX 450h, which includes Electric Power Steering, Anti-lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Traction Control and Vehicle Stability Control.
Rear view camera for greater visibility
Put the vehicle in reverse gear and the Rear View Camera1 is immediately activated. A clear image of the area behind the rear bumper appears on the LCD screen in the centre console, while parking reference lines indicate the vehicle's direction, based on steering input.
The reassurance of 10 airbags
The new-look RX 450h surrounds you with protection, including dual stage front SRS airbags, side airbags for the front and rear seats, knee airbags and side curtain-shield airbags. On the front passenger's side is a dual chamber airbag, which secures the passenger's upper body to help disperse the physical impact. Knee airbags prevent the driver and front passenger from slipping under the seatbelt, reducing the risk of lower limb injury.
Active Cruise Control keeps your distance
In addition to conventional cruise control, the new-look RX 450h F Sport and Sports Luxury models feature a vehicle-to-vehicle distance technology known as Active Cruise Control (ACC)2. After setting your preferred cruising speed, ACC will maintain this speed until the radar detects another vehicle in your path and will reduce speed accordingly. Your nominated speed will resume once a safe following distance can be maintained.
The Pre-Collision safety System (PCS)3 in the new-look RX 450h F Sport and Sports Luxury models helps you avoid collisions and can help reduce injury and damage where impact is unavoidable.
The PCS is assisted by a radar sensor embedded in the front grille, which monitors the distance of the new-look RX 450h from vehicles ahead. If the PCS determines a collision is highly likely, it will alert the driver via a visual indicator and buzzer sound. If the driver brakes, brake assist will operate to supplement braking force.
If the driver does not brake and PCS determines a collision is unavoidable, pre-crash seatbelts will be activated retracting the driver and front passenger seat belts. If the driver still does not brake, pre-crash braking will automatically apply the brakes in an effort to reduce collision speed.
To help support your head in rear end collisions, the driver and front passenger seat headrests are designed to move up and forward, providing effective head support and reducing the effects of whiplash injuries.
Optimised body construction
The high-tensile strength steel construction, as well as beams built into the doors, floor and pillar, create an exceptionally rigid cabin structure. In addition, impact-absorbing crumple zones are designed to help protect you and your passengers in the event of a collision.