Chicagoland Acura Dealers are excited to announce that the 2015 Acura TLX has added another award to its name despite having not even been around for a full year yet. The 2015 TLX just took home a Five-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA, marking it as one of the safest cars on the road today.

The TLX is one of just three new mid-size luxury vehicles to earn such a distinction from the NHTSA as well as earning a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). As of now, the Acura brand is poised to be the only luxury automaker whose vehicles all have earned Five-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Ratings as well as Top Safety Pick+ awards.

Michael Accavitti, Acura's senior vice president and general manager, said, "The TLX exemplifies how advanced safety performance is an inherent part of how Acura delivers luxury. Safety is a core value of the brand, and all Acura models are expected to earn top safety scores."

These days, top safety ratings are about more than just airbags and seat belts; Acura's new AcuraWatch technology adds on innovative driver assistive and accident avoidance technologies that are geared toward reducing the risk of injury while driving an Acura model.

Such features include:
  • Cooperation between a millimeter wave radar system and windshield-mounted camera
  • Forward collision warning technology
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Lane keeping assistance
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Adaptive cruise control

There's more to the TLX than just its safety features, however. Acura has made sure that this sport sedan has one of the best selections of standard and available comfort and technology features. Drivers seeking either a practical yet powerful four-cylinder or a track-ready V6 can get just what they want when they drive this new Acura.

To learn more about the 2015 Acura TLX and its safety ratings or to schedule a test drive, readers can contact a Chicagoland Acura Dealer. With locations in and around the city, they make it easy for drivers to find luxury vehicles at affordable prices, and they also feature on-site auto financing and a state-of-the-art service center staffed with Acura-trained technicians.