Top Safety Scores Make Acura One of the Safest Car Brands

September 1st, 2015 by

Acura RDXThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finished evaluating the 2016 Acura RDX, granting it a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating for the new model year. This is great news on its own, but it’s even better news for the full Acura lineup, marking it as one of the safest car brands currently available.

With the RDX’s top safety score, the entire selection of Acura vehicles has earned Five-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Ratings from the NHTSA, making them excellent options for Metro Detroit and Michigan drivers.

Acura’s Record for Safety

The current Acura lineup is certainly one of the safest luxury vehicle selections on the road, but Acura isn’t a stranger to safety. In fact, this is the sixth time that the automaker has had top NHTSA safety ratings across the board.

Acura’s Vice President and General Manager Jon Ikeda responded to the award: “Customers expect luxury vehicles to have top safety performance and Acura is leading the way with advanced safety and driver assistive technologies that helped us earn the top safety rating across the entire Acura model line.”

The new AcuraWatch driver assistance and safety features are available across the Acura lineup, offering amenities designed to increase awareness and help reduce the risk or severity of a collision.

“Providing leading safety performance and technology has always been a core characteristic of the Acura brand and our commitment to Acura customers,” Ikeda added.

While the NHTSA is a leader in auto safety ratings and tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has also offered high praise for many Acura vehicles, including:

  • The 2016 Acura MDX, which earned a Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with front crash prevention features.
  • The 2016 Acura RLX, which took home a Top Safety Pick+ award (all models feature front crash prevention technologies).
  • Even the new 2015 Acura TLX took home a Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with AcuraWatch front crash prevention features.

Find Safety in an Acura

Three Top Safety Pick+ awards and five Five-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Awards. We think it’s clear that Acura is one of the safest car brands for our Metro Detroit and Michigan area drivers. Let us put you behind the wheel of a new model like the RDX for a test drive. Visit a Michigan Acura Dealer near you today.

Michigan Acura Dealers includes Fox Acura, Dave White Acura, Acura of Troy, Ann Arbor Acura, Jeffrey Acura, and Suburban Acura.