The newly launched Lexus ES has just earned top marks at the battery (literally) of crash tests that the NHTSA, or Natinal Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the US gave it.

Both the Lexus ES350 and ES300h hybrid variants were given top marks for all the tests that the NHTSA gave them except one. Both cars got the highest safety ratings for overall driver safety, frontal collisions and side impacts. Reportedly, the ES got a 4 star grade for the rollover test, yet over it still earned a 5 star grade.

Locally, Lexus Manila, Inc. offers the ES350 variant for their customers, and is currently one of their best selling models.