2012 Acura TL  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#48 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#102 of all 2012 vehicles


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 2012 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 2012 Acura TL has a score of 72, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Acura TL has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0523% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9763%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0523% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9763% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Acura TL is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Acura TL is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9258Nissan MaximaCadillac CTSHyundai AzeraAcura TLToyota AvalonLincoln MKZVolvo S80Lexus ES-350Audi A6Hyundai GenesisVolvo S60Buick LaCrosseComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Acura TL with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 92. The 2012 Acura TL is safer than the 2012 Nissan Maxima, the 2012 Cadillac CTS, and the 2012 Hyundai Azera and less safe than the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, the 2012 Volvo S60, the 2012 Hyundai Genesis, the 2012 Audi A6, the 2012 Lexus ES-350, and the 2012 Volvo S80. It is about as safe as the 2012 Toyota Avalon and the 2012 Lincoln MKZ.

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