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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
all-disc antilock brakes are standard
a long list of standard safety equipment
Five stars, front impact protection; four stars, side impact protection
TheCarConnection.com gives this 2008 Acura TSX above-average marks for safety.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the 2008 Acura TSX five stars for front-impact protection and four stars for side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives this 2008 Acura all around marks of "good" for injury protection except in the case of driver "Pelvis/leg" injuries, which receive a rating of "marginal."
Edmunds reports that "the 2008 Acura TSX boasts a long list of standard safety equipment including antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, side airbags for front passengers, and front and rear side-curtain airbags." Cars.com reports that the "side curtain airbags and all-disc antilock brakes are standard," and that "side-impact airbags include a passenger-sensing system" on this year's Acura TSX.
Additional safety equipment available for this 2008 Acura according to ConsumerGuide includes traction control and an antiskid system. Kelley Blue Book says that the Acura TSX's "comprehensive stability and traction control system known as Vehicle Stability Assist, or VSA...will provide you with peace of mind" as well. ConsumerGuide also reports that "all-around visibility is good" in the Acura TSX.
Drivers will have little to complain about when it comes to safety issues on the 2008 Acura TSX.