The 2009 Acura TSX is, to put it simply, an excellent performer in the safety category. Whether in regard to crash tests or safety features, the 2009 Acura TSX doesn't disappoint.
Both NHTSA and IIHS crash tests show that the TSX is remarkably good at keeping its occupants protected during a collision. For 2009, Acura has earned the NHTSA's highest rating for the TSX, 5 stars, in both front and side impact tests. The IIHS also gives the Acura TSX its highest rating in similar tests. The IIHS was so impressed it awarded the 2009 Acura TSX a Top Safety Pick.
Aside from superlative crash-test ratings, the TSX also offers a typical assortment of gear. Edmunds lists the standard gear on this 2009 Acura as including "antilock brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, front seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags." Cars.com adds "a backup camera" that comes with the "optional navigation system." It might be worth opting for the nav feature; ConsumerGuide reports that while "visibility is good all around...the outside mirrors are on the small side."