The all-new 2015 Acura TLX has received the highest possible Top Safety Pick + award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The all-new 2015 Acura TLX has received the highest possible Top Safety Pick + award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The TLX received an acceptable rating in the Institute’s small overlap front test, good ratings in four other crashworthiness evaluations and a superior rating for front crash prevention.
“Our goal in developing TLX was to contribute to Acura’s unmatched safety leadership in the luxury segment as part of an exceptional all-around luxury driving experience,” said Mat Hargett, chief engineer of the 2015 TLX. “The TLX utilizes a highly advanced body construction plus the latest in safety and driver-assistive technologies to provide occupant protection that is unmatched in the segment.”
The 2015 TLX is the first Acura model equipped with AcuraWatch, a suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies with road-sensing and collision-mitigation capabilities, including pedestrian sensing. The fusion of camera and radar technology underpins the TLX’s available Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) that can sense an impending frontal collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian and take action to avoid or mitigate the severity of the collision.
Additional standard and available driver-assistive features in the AcuraWatch suite include Blind Spot Information (BSI), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Expanded View Driver’s Side Mirror, Lane Keep Assist (LKAS), Cross Traffic Monitor and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM).