2013 Acura TSX  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#21 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#50 of all 2013 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 2013 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 2013 Acura TSX has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Acura TSX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.044% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0299%, meaning the average driver has a 0.044% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0299% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Acura TSX is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Acura TSX is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8869GMC TerrainVolkswagen EosAcura ILXToyota AvalonVolkswagen CCLexus ES-350M.-B. C-ClassBMW X1BMW 3 SeriesAudi A4Acura TSXCadillac ATSComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Acura TSX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 88. The 2013 Acura TSX is safer than the 2013 GMC Terrain, the 2013 Volkswagen Eos, the 2013 Acura ILX, the 2013 Toyota Avalon, and the 2013 Volkswagen CC and less safe than the 2013 BMW X1 and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It is about as safe as the 2013 Cadillac ATS.

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