2009 Acura TSX

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or IIHS has chosen the 2009 Acura TSX as recipient of its Top Safety Pick award. The TSX was honored for offering superior overall crash protection for a vehicle in its class. To win the award, a vehicle must receive top ratings of “good” in all front, side, and rear tests as well as excellent electronic stability control. IIHS officials cite the 2009 TSX’s significant improvement over the previous model.

“Criteria to win are tough because Top Safety Pick is intended to drive continued improvements such as top crash test ratings and rapid addition of electronic stability control, which is standard equipment on the TSX,” said IIHS president Adrian Lund. “Recognizing vehicles at the head of the class for safety helps consumers distinguish the best overall choices without having to sort through multiple test results.” he added. In 2007, the IIHS added a requirement for the Top Safety Pick award – all winners must feature electronic stability control.

The 2009 TSX is the third Acura and the eighth model from Honda to earn the Institute’s top award. The entry level luxury sedan’s ratings rose from acceptable to good in side tests and from poor to good in rear tests. Before Honda redesigned the seats in the latest TSX version to improve rear-crash protection, the 2004-2008 TSX models used to receive poor marks for seat/head restraint’s protection during rear crashes.

Source: Auto Remarketing

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