2006 Acura TSX

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

2006 Acura TSX 4-door sedan
2005 Acura TSX shown

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-08 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry