Here at Keyes Lexus, we know that drivers in the Los Angeles area aren’t just looking for luxury. Local drivers want to know that the car they’re driving is safe as well. Fortunately, many of the models on our lot have been recognized for their safety. The 2017 Lexus IS, for example, was recently named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. You’re going to find a lot to love about this dependable luxury car.

To receive this honor, a car needs to pass the toughest crash tests that the IIHS has devised. This includes front crash tests, side crash tests, and evaluations of roof strength and head restraints. This battery of tests also includes the small overlap front crash test, which has tripped up its fair share of vehicles. The Lexus IS had to pass these tests with flying colors, but that’s not all it needed to do to become a Top Safety Pick Plus.

The IIHS also takes a look at crash prevention systems and headlights. The standard LED headlights found on the 2017 Lexus IS were deemed “Acceptable” by testers. The standard crash prevention system also impressed in 12 miles per hour and 25 miles per hour tests.

The 2017 Lexus IS became a Top Safety Pick Plus thanks to some mid-model year updates. All vehicles built after July 2017 offer more protection in rear and small overlap crashes. Lexus engineers deployed some new materials and found a way to better protect drivers from whiplash in the event of a crash. These cars are always improving.

If you’re searching for a safe, dependable luxury car, make our Lexus dealership near Beverly Hills your first stop. Whether you’re looking for a new vehicle or a pre-owned Lexus model, we’re ready to help you find a car that you’ll love. We hope to see you soon for a test drive!