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Acura TL completes safety sweep

For the first time in the history of automotive safety crash testing,an automobile nameplate has simultaneously earned top government andIIHS safety ratings for every vehicle in its line-up.

For the first time in the history of automotive safety crash testing, an automobile nameplate has simultaneously earned top government and IIHS safety ratings for every vehicle in its line-up.

Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as part of New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing in the U.S., awarded the all-new 2009 Acura TL a five-star rating — its top rating — for side impact crash safety for both front and rear passenger seating positions.

In earlier NHTSA testing, the 2009 TL achieved top safety ratings (a five-star rating for frontal crash performance for both driver and front passenger along with a five-star rating for rollover resistance) meaning the 2009 TL now ranks as a top performer in all governmental safety ratings.

“Acura’s achievement means that no matter which Acura model buyers choose, they’re getting a high level protection for the most common types of real-world crashes,” said IIHS president Adrian Lund.

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