2011 Acura TL  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#48 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#100 of all 2011 vehicles


Pictured: 2012 Acura TL
The TL, a mainstay of Acura's lineup since 1995, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the TL packs some oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow 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 2011 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 2011 Acura TL has a score of 72, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 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 2011 Acura TL is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Acura TL is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9354Buick LucerneNissan MaximaCadillac CTSAcura TLLincoln MKZToyota AvalonVolvo S80Lexus ES-350Saab 95Hyundai GenesisHonda CrosstourNissan MuranoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Acura TL with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 54 to 93. The 2011 Acura TL is safer than the 2011 Buick Lucerne, the 2011 Nissan Maxima, and the 2011 Cadillac CTS and less safe than the 2011 Honda Crosstour, the 2011 Hyundai Genesis, the 2011 Saab 95, the 2011 Lexus ES-350, and the 2011 Volvo S80. It is about as safe as the 2011 Lincoln MKZ and the 2011 Toyota Avalon.

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