Entire Acura line-up receives Top Safety Ratings from NHTSA and IIHS

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

Since the Auto Industry has existed for more than 100 years now, it is not a common occurrence that someone will come up with something that can be considered a first.

Acura, however, has for the first time ever attained top scores in IIHS and NHTSA safety ratings remarkable both as a first and for safety of the car as well.

The last car to score at the top was the latest 2009 Acura TL. All of Acura's cars are now certified as Good (IIHS) and 5-star (NHSTA NCAP), both top scores possible in the US.

But there is a footnote to this grand performance: Acura is not considered a full-line car manufacturer in league with BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Lexus.

Acura has only five models which, considering the model lineup of the other carmakers, is nothing but just a drop in the bucket. But again, with the recent increase in the safety standards and regulations, Acura has showed itself to have the most technologically advanced cars in term of safety features.

Features like the ACE body structure that helps absorb the energy from a head-on, and standard safety features like full airbags, ABS, stability and traction control are supported by the more advanced Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) that interacts with the front side airbags to provide intelligent deployment of the airbag, together helped the Acura become the safest lineup in the auto industry regardless of the dimensions of the car.

Topics: acura, lineup, iihs, nhtsa

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

Top Gear has revealed that for its “Stars in a Reasonably Fast Car” segment, it will now be using a slightly enhanced Toyota GT86, which in the U.S. market is...
by - March 24, 2017
Porsche is laying aside any plans of pushing another hybrid hypercar into their line-up -- at least not at this time. Oliver Blume, Porsche Global Chief confirmed in a recent...
by - March 24, 2017
Since 1993, Lexus has produced 4 generations of the Lexus GS, with the GS F amongst its newest member of the family. Unfortunately, rumors are also heating up that the...
by - March 24, 2017
In a leaked image following a presentation held in China, we learned that Czech automobile manufacturer Skoda will soon unveil 2 more new SUVs in China, resulting in a four-model...
by - March 24, 2017
McLaren is said to be designing the next generation of Sports Series, which could include a V6 hybrid among its powertrain options. It was earlier reported that the British automaker...
by - March 24, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries