2007 Acura TL

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

2007 Acura TL 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

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 2004-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Acura TL 4-door

The Acura TL was redesigned for the 2004 model year. Its base price has increased sufficiently to reclassify it as a midsize luxury car. (The 1999-2003 TL was classified as a midsize moderately priced car.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
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 very well.

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint, as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and forces on the legs and feet were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2004-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Acura TL 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Acura TL was redesigned for the 2004 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was protected by the side airbag.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-08 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry