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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
'Good,' frontal offset; 'good,' side impact; ‘good,’ rear impact; Top Safety Pick
Four stars overall; four stars all tests, five stars rollover resistance
Rear visibility is hampered by a tall decklid; models with the Technology Package include a helpful rearview camera.
The 2014 Acura TL has been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which gave it four stars overall, and four stars both for frontal and side impact.
The 2014 model hasn't yet been tested by the IIHS, but in past tests, it's been a Top Safety Pick, with top 'good' results across the board.
All TL models include six airbags (front side airbags and full-length side-curtain bags), four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, Brake Assist, and electronic stability control. Rear headrests can flip neatly out of the way when nobody's back there, which helps visibility, and a rearview camera system is available. The Advance model also includes a Blind Spot Information System.
The Acura TL's crash-test scores haven't been as sound as some other premium sedans.