2011 Acura TSX  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#25 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#53 of all 2011 vehicles


Pictured: 2009 Acura TSX
The TSX, a mainstay 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 2011 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 2011 Acura TSX has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 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 2011 Acura TSX is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Acura TSX is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8852Hyundai AzeraNissan MaximaCadillac CTSLexus ISLincoln MKZGMC TerrainBuick RegalAudi A4BMW 3 SeriesAcura TSXVolvo S40Volkswagen CCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Acura TSX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 52 to 88. The 2011 Acura TSX is safer than the 2011 Hyundai Azera, the 2011 Nissan Maxima, the 2011 Cadillac CTS, the 2011 Lexus IS, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ, the 2011 GMC Terrain, and the 2011 Volkswagen CC and less safe than the 2011 Buick Regal. It is about as safe as the 2011 Volvo S40 and the 2011 BMW 3 Series.

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