2014 Acura TL  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#59 of 2014 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#118 of all 2014 vehicles


Pictured: 2012 Acura TL
The TL, part of Acura's lineup since 1995, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Acura TL has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2014 Acura TL is somewhat unsafe 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 2014 Acura TL has a score of 71, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2014 Acura TL has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0534% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.0946%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0534% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.0946% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 Acura TL is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2014 Acura TL is 4% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9258Nissan MaximaKia CadenzaHyundai AzeraAcura TLToyota AvalonVolvo S80Chrysler 300Audi A6Buick RegalHyundai GenesisLexus ES-350INFINITI Q50Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Acura TL with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 92. The 2014 Acura TL is safer than the 2014 Nissan Maxima, the 2014 Kia Cadenza, and the 2014 Hyundai Azera and less safe than the 2014 Toyota Avalon, the 2014 INFINITI Q50, the 2014 Lexus ES-350, the 2014 Hyundai Genesis, the 2014 Buick Regal, the 2014 Audi A6, the 2014 Chrysler 300, and the 2014 Volvo S80.

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