The 2013 Lexus ES is the latest car to garner a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
NHTSA composes its overall score of three crash tests: frontal, side and rollover. The new ES scored five stars — the maximum — in both frontal and side tests and earned four stars in the rollover category. Still, that’s enough to deliver an overall five-star rating for the Japanese brand’s entry level luxury sedan.
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Along with many other products from the brand, the 2013 Lexus ES grows longer and gets new styling in line with the brand’s other spindle-grilled products. Lexus also added a hybrid to the range this year, the ES300h, which also earned a five-star overall rating.