2010 Acura TL  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#40 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#82 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2012 Acura TL
The TL, part of Acura's lineup since 1995, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The Acura TL has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. 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 TL 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 TL has a score of 72, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Acura TL has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0531% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.0669%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0531% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.0669% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Acura TL is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Acura TL is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9454Buick LucerneCadillac CTSNissan MaximaAcura TLLincoln MKZNissan MuranoVolvo S80Cadillac SRXLexus ES-350Lincoln MKSHyundai GenesisHonda CrosstourComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Acura TL with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 54 to 94. The 2010 Acura TL is safer than the 2010 Buick Lucerne, the 2010 Cadillac CTS, and the 2010 Nissan Maxima and less safe than the 2010 Honda Crosstour, the 2010 Hyundai Genesis, the 2010 Lincoln MKS, the 2010 Lexus ES-350, the 2010 Cadillac SRX, and the 2010 Volvo S80. It is about as safe as the 2010 Lincoln MKZ.

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