What’s the Safest Car Brand?

November 28th, 2014 by

2015 TLX exteriorIf you’re shopping for a new car in the Wisconsin area, you’re probably asking yourself what the safest car brand is, especially if you want a new family sedan. And while there is no easy way to measure whether or not a car brand is the safest, we can tell you that if you’re looking for one of the safest sedans on the road, you need look no further than the 2015 Acura TLX.

The 2015 TLX with collision prevention technology has earned the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Top Safety Pick+. If you’re not familiar with the rating, though, don’t worry. We’re going to go over just what it takes for a vehicle to earn that designation.

Earning Top Safety Pick+

The 2015 Acura TLX is one of our favorite cars here at Wisconsin Acura Dealers, and we have to admit that this may make us a bit biased in reporting on it. That’s why we love when organizations like the IIHS grant the TLX awards: we have an objective review that we can give you. And there are few things more important than an objective review of the safety of a vehicle.

What does it take to earn a Top Safety Pick+ award? First, you have to earn Top Safety Pick, and to do that a vehicle needs:

  • Score of “Good” in moderate overlap front tests
  • Score of “Good” in side impact tests
  • Score of “Good” in roof strength tests
  • Score of “Good” in head restraint tests
  • Score of “Acceptable” or “Good” in the new small overlap front test

Now, this is just the path to the second-best safety rating. We also feel the need to mention that a “good” is the highest score offered by the IIHS (we’d rather they say “exceptional” or “outstanding,” but “good” will have to do). In order for a vehicle to earn that “+,” it must go beyond these standards and actively help prevent collisions.

The Top Safety Pick+ is awarded to Top Safety Pick models that also feature one of the following levels of collision prevention:

  • Basic
  • Advanced
  • Superior

And Acura’s AcuraWatch technologies help the TLX do just that.

See the TLX in Action

The 2015 Acura TLX is available now at Wisconsin Acura Dealers. Stop by one of our locations today and let us show it to you.

Wisconsin Acura Dealers includes Bergstrom Acura, Acura of Brookfield, and Zimbrick Acura.
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