2001 Acura RL

large luxury car / 4-door sedan


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats


  • G
  • A
  • M
  • P
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1996-2004 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Acura 3.5 RL 4-door

The Acura RL was introduced in the 1996 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar and shoulder belt upper anchorage during rebound, producing a high head acceleration.

Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injury.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2001-04 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry