2012 Acura TSX  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#19 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#47 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2009 Acura TSX
The TSX, a mainstay of Acura's lineup since 2004, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 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 2012 Acura TSX has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Acura TSX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.043% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9143%, meaning the average driver has a 0.043% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9143% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Acura TSX is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Acura TSX is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9059Nissan MaximaM. Eclipse SpyderHyundai AzeraLexus ISM.-B. C-ClassBuick RegalAudi A4Acura TSXVolkswagen EosGMC TerrainVolkswagen CCLincoln MKZComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Acura TSX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 59 to 90. The 2012 Acura TSX is safer than the 2012 Nissan Maxima, the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, the 2012 Hyundai Azera, the 2012 Lexus IS, the 2012 Lincoln MKZ, the 2012 Volkswagen CC, the 2012 GMC Terrain, and the 2012 Volkswagen Eos and less safe than the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It is about as safe as the 2012 Audi A4.

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