Which 2021 Acura Cars Have Received Safety Awards & the Highest Safety Ratings?

June 12th, 2021 by

Acura has been on a quest to make the roads a safer place and contribute to a zero-collision society with our new safety technology. Our new suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies in our 2021 Acura sedans are some of the safest on the market. Don’t just take our word for it; keep reading to find out which safety awards our new Acura cars have won and which models have the highest safety ratings.

AcuraWatch Features
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Picks

The 2021 Acura TLX made the IIHS list for the Top Safety picks and received the highest possible safety rating in every IIHS test. These safety tests evaluate two aspects of safety: crashworthiness, how well a vehicle protects its occupants in a crash, then crash avoidance and mitigation, which looks at the technology that can prevent a crash or lessen its severity. The new Acura TLX’s Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Pedestrian Detection, which is part of AcuraWatch™, contributed to the TLX’s high safety ratings. AcuraWatch is our suite of driver and safety technologies that comes standard with our Acura models to help you better navigate the road, all while keeping your passengers and those around you safe. 


National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) 5-Star Safety Ratings 

The NHTSA tests frontal crash, side crash, and rollover crash capability. Then they will award a rating of between 1 and 5 stars for each category and provide an overall safety rating. The 2021 Acura RDX AWD, 2021 Acura RDX FWD, and 2021 Acura ILX all received an overall and side crash 5-star safety rating. All models also received a 4-star safety rating for frontal crash and rollover crash capability. 


U.S. News and World’s Report Best Cars for 2021 

U.S. News and World Report look at third-party reviews of all models and assign a score based on three components: performance, interior, critics’ rating, safety, reliability, fuel economy, cargo & towing/hauling, and awards. They then combine the scores into a formula with different weights based on model class, with 10 being the best possible score. Once they’ve assigned a score to all models, they will rank them by segment. The 2021 Acura RDX and the 2021 Acura NSX were the top-ranked in their segments. The 2021 Acura RDX ranked #5 for Best Luxury Compact SUVs, #10 for Best Luxury SUVs, and #14 for Best Luxury Crossover SUV. The overall score for the new Acura RDX was 8.1. The 2021 Acura NSX ranked #13 for Best Luxury Sports Cars with a score of 7.9.


If you want to learn more about the Acura safety features available in our 2021 Acura models and our safety awards, visit your local Chicago area Acura dealer today. 

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