2013 Acura TL  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#58 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#111 of all 2013 vehicles

Pictured: 2012 Acura TL
The TL, a mainstay of Acura's lineup since 1995, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The Acura TL packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2013 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 2013 Acura TL has a score of 72, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Acura TL has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0528% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.0249%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0528% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.0249% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Acura TL is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Acura TL is 4% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9258Nissan MaximaCadillac CTSHyundai AzeraAcura TLToyota AvalonLexus ES-350Volvo S80Chrysler 300Audi A6Buick RegalBuick LaCrosseHyundai GenesisComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Acura TL with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 92. The 2013 Acura TL is safer than the 2013 Nissan Maxima, the 2013 Cadillac CTS, and the 2013 Hyundai Azera and less safe than the 2013 Lexus ES-350, the 2013 Hyundai Genesis, the 2013 Buick LaCrosse, the 2013 Buick Regal, the 2013 Audi A6, the 2013 Chrysler 300, and the 2013 Volvo S80. It is about as safe as the 2013 Toyota Avalon.

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