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2004 Acura TSX

Midsize luxury car
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2014
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
M
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
M
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
M
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
A
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2004-08 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Acura TSX was introduced in the 2004 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, chest, and left leg indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible. Head accelerations from the roof rail, grab handle, and B-pillar hits were low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the roof rail, grab handle, and B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2004 Acura TSX 4-door
Weight 3,278 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 105 in.
Length 183 in.
Width 69 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 23 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0405
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 8
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 4
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0405
Head
HIC-15 179
Peak gs at hard contact 19
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 3.1
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.30
Maximum tibia index - right 0.99
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 75
Right 55

Applies to 2004-08 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type All seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 65
Distance below top of head (mm) 52
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.5
Head contact time (ms) 105
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 175
Max neck tension (N) 1,253
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes

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