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Although the TL hasn’t been put through some of the latest federal crash tests, it’s by most accounts a very safe sedan.
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'Good,' frontal offset; 'good,' side impact; ‘good,’ rear impact

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Rear visibility is hampered by a tall decklid; models with the Technology Package include a helpful rearview camera.
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The 2011 Acura TL is up near the front of its class in safety, with all the expected safety features plus a good performance in crash tests.

In testing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Acura TL has earned top 'good' scores in frontal, side, and rear impact tests, but it hasn't yet been tested in the IIHS's new roof strength test.

And while it hasn't at all been tested in the revised testing and scoring procedures from the federal government for 2011, it got a top five stars in both major categories last year from NHTSA.

Electronic stability control comes standard in the 2011 TL, and Acura equips all TLs with a full complement of six airbags, including front side airbags and full-length side-curtain bags.

Outward visibility, compared to that of other sport sedans, is quite good in the 2011 Acura TL, and rear headrests can be flipped out of the way when no one is riding back there. A rearview camera system is available.


Although the TL hasn’t been put through some of the latest federal crash tests, it’s by most accounts a very safe sedan.

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