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2005 Acura TSX

Midsize luxury/near luxury car
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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    A
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
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Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
M
G
G
G
G
2013
M
G
G
G
G
2012
M
G
G
G
G
2011
M
G
G
G
2010
M
G
G
G
2009
M
G
G
G
2008
G
A
P
2007
G
A
P
2006
G
A
P
2005
G
A
P
2004
G
P

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 vehicle2004 Acura TSX 4-door
Weight 3,278 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length183 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings23 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0405
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 IDCEF0405
Head
HIC-15179
Peak gs at hard contact19
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 - left0.30
Maximum tibia index - right0.99
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN)4.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left75
Right55

Applies to 2005-08 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
M
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
M
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Acura TSX was introduced in the 2004 model year. Beginning with 2005 models, changes were made to the side curtain and side torso airbags to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2005 Acura TSX 4-door
Weight 3,303 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags standard and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase105 in.
Length183 in.
Width69 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings22 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0515
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-3.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0515
Head HIC-15383
Neck
Tension (kN)
Compression (kN)
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)50
Lateral force (kN)2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)33
Average deflection (mm)31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.15
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.48
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.5
Acetabulum force (kN)2.9
Combined force (kN)6.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)36
A-P moment (Nm) 28

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0515
Head HIC-15214
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)43
Lateral force (kN)1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)30
Average deflection (mm)20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)1.59
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.28
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.2
Acetabulum force (kN)2.2
Combined force (kN)2.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)125
A-P moment (Nm) 37

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 typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)65
Distance below top of head (mm)52
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.5
Head contact time (ms)105
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)175
Max neck tension (N)1,253

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