2010 Acura TSX  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#18 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#35 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2009 Acura TSX
The TSX, part of Acura's lineup since 2004, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the TSX packs some oomph. 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 TSX is 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 TSX has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Acura TSX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0442% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.051%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0442% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.051% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Acura TSX is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Acura TSX is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9157Cadillac CTSNissan MaximaM. Eclipse SpyderLexus ISLincoln MKZGMC TerrainM.-B. C-ClassToyota VenzaAudi A4Acura TSXVolkswagen PassatVolkswagen CCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Acura TSX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 91. The 2010 Acura TSX is safer than the 2010 Cadillac CTS, the 2010 Nissan Maxima, the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, the 2010 Lexus IS, the 2010 Lincoln MKZ, the 2010 GMC Terrain, and the 2010 Volkswagen CC and less safe than the 2010 Toyota Venza and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It is about as safe as the 2010 Volkswagen Passat.

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