The Acura TLX is One of the Safest Cars of 2015
When you drive an Acura home from a Chicagoland Acura Dealer, you can trust a few things to be true about the vehicle: it’s luxurious, it looks stunning, and it’s safe. That last point is particularly important, and we are proud to say that the new 2015 Acura TLX is one of the safest cars of 2015 after models equipped with forward
collision warning systems took home a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
What is a Top Safety Pick?
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) determines which vehicles are best at protecting their passengers during a collision with a range of tests including
- Moderate Overlap Front
- Side Impact
- Roof Strength
- Head Restraint
- Small Overlap Front
In order to earn a Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must score “Good,” the highest level available, on all tests except for the Small Overlap Front Test. Currently the Small Overlap Front Test is new and more leeway is given, allowing for an “Acceptable” or “Good.”
But then how does a vehicle take home that “+” on the end? Vehicles that are pushing the safety envelope are awarded the Top Safety Pick+, which requires Top Safety Pick status as well as one of these classifications:
- Advanced Forward Collision Prevention
- Superior Forward Collision Prevention
The 2015 TLX’s available AcuraWatch features give it the edge that pushes it into Top Safety Pick+ territory. TLX models without AcuraWatch still earn the Top Safety Pick status.
Mat Hargett, the 2015 Acura TLX’s chief engineer, explained the mentality that informed the design of the TLX, saying “Our goal in developing TLX was to contribute to Acura’s unmatched safety leadership in the luxury segment … The TLX utilizes a highly advanced body construction plus the latest in safety and driver-assistive technologies to provide occupant protection that is unmatched in the segment.”
See the TLX for Yourself
The 2015 Acura TLX is without a doubt one of our most popular vehicles at Chicagoland Acura Dealers, and we would like to know that every one of our drivers is behind the wheel of one of 2015’s safest cars. Stop by one of our locations today to see the TLX for yourself and take a test drive.