2001 Acura TL

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

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

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 1999-2003 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Acura TL 4-door

The Acura TL was redesigned for the 1999 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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 well.

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint.

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

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0206
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 8
Left (cm) 17
Center (cm) 21
Right (cm) 18
Brake pedal (cm) 12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 5
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0206
Head
HIC-15 191
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.4
Femur force - right (kN) 1.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 4
Maximum tibia index - left 0.57
Maximum tibia index - right 1.00
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 60
Right 116

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted