The 2023 Lexus ES' safety levels are highly impressive. According to the IIHS's crash test ratings, the ES receives a spread of top results and a subsequent Top Safety Pick award. The NHTSA's safety review of the Lexus ES is equally positive, with full marks awarded overall across the range.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
All models have ten airbags, including front knee and front and rear side airbags. Other general safety features include traction and stability control, ABS braking, and LED headlights. The Lexus Safety System Plus 2.5 suite is fitted to even the base model, and comes with a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane tracing with steering assist, road-sign assist, automatic high beams, lane-departure alert, and all-speed adaptive cruise control. A backup camera is also fitted, as is blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Intuitive parking assist with automatic braking is standard on Luxury and F Sport Design trims and optional on the base and F Sport Handling trims. Rear pedestrian detection and a surround-view monitor are standard on Ultra Luxury trims only, and optional on the Luxury and F Sport Handling trims.
|Lexus ES Trims||ES 350||ES 250||ES 300h||ES 250 F SPORT Design||ES 350 F SPORT Design||ES 350 Luxury||ES 250 Luxury||ES 300h F SPORT Design||ES 350 F SPORT Handling||ES 300h Luxury||ES 300h F SPORT Handling||ES 350 Ultra Luxury||ES 250 Ultra Luxury||ES 300h Ultra Luxury|
|Rear Parking Aid||O||O||O||S||S||O||O||S||O||O||O||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
The Lexus ES has not been recalled since 2020, when a fuel pump issue resulted in a single recall. This is echoed in results from JD Power, which issued a high 87 out of 100 score for Quality & Reliability.
Lexus will back the 2023 ES with a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, a six-year/70,000-mile drivetrain warranty, and a one-year/10,000-mile maintenance plan. Hybrid components are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles.
With excellent ratings from both the NHTSA and IIHS and a host of standard safety features, the ES should prove itself to be a safe sedan.
A grand total of ten airbags are included on all models in the range.