2017 Acura TLX  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#48 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#105 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2021 Acura TLX
The TLX, introduced by Acura in 2015, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 Acura TLX 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 2017 Acura TLX has a score of 75, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.042%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.8%.

We estimate that the 2017 Acura TLX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0492% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6143%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0492% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6143% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Acura TLX is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Acura TLX is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Acura TLX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8964Hyundai AzeraKia CadenzaNissan MaximaBMW 3 SeriesAudi A4Buick RegalToyota AvalonCadillac ATSLexus NXVolkswagen CCAcura TLXINFINITI Q50Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Acura TLX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 89. The 2017 Acura TLX is safer than the 2017 Hyundai Azera and less safe than the 2017 Toyota Avalon, the 2017 Buick Regal, the 2017 Audi A4, and the 2017 BMW 3 Series. It is about as safe as the 2017 Kia Cadenza, the 2017 Nissan Maxima, the 2017 INFINITI Q50, the 2017 Volkswagen CC, and the 2017 Lexus NX.

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