2010 Acura RL  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#28 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#58 of all 2010 vehicles

Pictured: 2005 Acura RL
The RL, a mainstay of Acura's lineup since 1996, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the RL packs some oomph. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2010 Acura RL is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Acura RL has a score of 75, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Acura RL has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.048% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4859%, meaning the average driver has a 0.048% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4859% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Acura RL is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Acura RL is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9357Cadillac DTSCadillac STSBMW 5 SeriesLexus GSAcura RLM.-B. R-ClassM.-B. E-ClassVolvo S80Audi A6Lincoln MKSAcura ZDXSaab 95Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Acura RL with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 93. The 2010 Acura RL is safer than the 2010 Cadillac DTS, the 2010 Cadillac STS, the 2010 BMW 5 Series, and the 2010 Lexus GS and less safe than the 2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class, the 2010 Saab 95, the 2010 Acura ZDX, the 2010 Lincoln MKS, the 2010 Audi A6, the 2010 Volvo S80, and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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