While we always enjoy serving our community as Lexus dealers, we like it even more when we have great news to share about the brand we represent. That means we love our jobs even more right now because four 2017 Lexus models have earned the top safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Earning a Top Safety Pick+ rating is a big deal because cars that have this designation are considered to be among the safest automobiles in their respective classes.

Even though getting a TSP+ rating has always been challenging, it is even more difficult for 2017 models. In the past, automobiles had to get a score of “good” in five crashworthiness tests and earn a mark of “advanced” or “superior” for their front crash prevention systems. For the 2017 model year, the IIHS added another requirement for vehicles to earn the TSP+ designation. Now, cars also have to get a score of “acceptable” or “good” to receive the TSP+ rating.

While it’s quite likely that more cars will earn the TSP+ designation as the IIHS tests more 2017 models in the future, everyone at our Lexus dealership near St. Augustine, FL is proud to tell you that four Lexus vehicles are included in the IIHS’s initial list of TSP+ recipients. The Lexus automobiles that made the list are the following:

  • 2017 Lexus ES 350
  • 2017 Lexus NX
  • 2017 Lexus RC
  • 2017 Lexus RX

If you’re interested in buying or leasing a vehicle that’s considered to be one of the safest in its class, visit our convenient location to take a new Lexus ES 350, Lexus NX, Lexus RC, or a Lexus RX for a test drive. Once you get behind the wheel of one of these automobiles, we’re sure you won’t just think you’re driving one of the safest cars among its peers. We’re sure you’ll also feel like you’re driving one of the most enjoyable vehicles in any class of cars. Visit Lexus of Jacksonville for a test drive today.