2018 Acura TLX  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#20 of 2018 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#53 of all 2018 vehicles


Pictured: 2021 Acura TLX
The TLX, introduced by Acura in 2015, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. 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 2018 Acura TLX 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 2018 Acura TLX has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 Acura TLX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0415% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7424%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0415% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7424% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 Acura TLX is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2018 Acura TLX is 19% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8771Kia CadenzaFord MustangNissan MuranoBuick EnvisionINFINITI Q50Volvo V60Audi A4BMW 3 SeriesLexus ISLexus ES-350Acura TLXToyota AvalonComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Acura TLX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 71 to 87. The 2018 Acura TLX is safer than the 2018 Kia Cadenza, the 2018 Ford Mustang, the 2018 Nissan Murano, the 2018 Buick Envision, and the 2018 INFINITI Q50 and less safe than the 2018 BMW 3 Series and the 2018 Audi A4. It is about as safe as the 2018 Toyota Avalon and the 2018 Lexus ES-350.

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