2005 Acura TSX

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

2005 Acura TSX 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 TSX 4-door

The Acura TSX was introduced in the 2004 model year.

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 energy of the crash was absorbed by the front end of the car, preserving the driver's survival space very well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head contacted the B-pillar, roof rail, grab handle, and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.

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 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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2005-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Acura TSX 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags standard and front seat-mounted torso airbags

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.

Rating applies to 2005-08 models

Tested vehicle:2005 Acura TSX 4-door

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.

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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0515
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -3.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0515
Head HIC-15 383
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 ID CES0515
Head HIC-15 214
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-08 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
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

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted