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IHS Safety Picks Acura RDX AND TLX

Acura TLX and RDX Awarded as Top Safety Pick Plus by IIHS

The evolution of automotive safety can be traced to the introduction of the hydraulic braking system, allowing vehicles to stop at a shorter distance and avoid accidental collisions. While the introduction of driver assistance technologies has reduced the amount and likelihood of collisions, they still occur. So automotive manufacturers have been focusing on two fronts, technology and engineering, for the purpose of creating the safest vehicles on the road. Acura is one such manufacturer, consistently innovating in the realm of safety and constantly being awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) most prestigious award; Top Safety Pick +. Two Acura models have been leading the charge; the 2021 RDX and TLX have once again set the benchmark.

Acura Best Safety Pick by IIHS

Both the 2021 Acura TLX and 2021 Acura RDX have been engineered to withstand a collision from every angle. Receiving a "G" (Good) their highest rating in all crashworthiness tests including the following:

  • Small overlap front: driver-side
  • Small overlap front: passenger-side
  • Moderate overlap front
  • Roof strength
  • Head restraints and seats

The IIHS also measures the vehicle's crash avoidance and mitigation abilities and both the TLX and RDX received high marks. Please refer below

  • Headlights: G (Good)
  • Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle: Superior
  • Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian: Advanced (The TLX received the highest: Superior)
  • Child seat anchors: G+ (Good Plus)

Learn How Acura Leads in Passenger Safety

Acura's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering

Acura's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility by distributing energy that is produced during a crash away from the vehicle's cabin.

Revolutionary Front Passenger Airbag

Acura was the first manufacture to introduce vertically deploying front passenger airbags in 1990. The conventional airbag at the time was deployed directly into the passenger, increasing the chances of brain and head injury. The all-new TLX continues the legacy by introducing the world's first passenger airbag, engineered to reduce severe brain trauma caused by angled frontal collisions. Unlike a conventional airbag where the passenger's head may slide off, Acura's new system acts more like a baseball catcher's mitt. It features three inflated compartments that will cradle the passenger's head and upper body, reducing slide-off. If you have any questions regarding Acura's next-generation safety features, please don't hesitate to contact us.


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