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8 Most Dangerous Luxury Cars

Although generally well-built, they're not designed to deflect small overlap frontal crashes

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2012 Acura TSX Sedan

#1: Acura TSX Sedan / TSX Wagon

  • Small overlap frontal crash test rating: marginal
  • J.D. Power Initial Quality: 4 out of 5
  • Price: $30,010
  • 2011 sales: 19,594

The Acura TSX Sedan and Wagon were tested separately, and each scored just “marginal” in IIHS’s new frontal crash test, despite receiving perfect scores for IIHS front, side, rear and rollover crashes. The institute conducted two tests on the car because the side cameras were destroyed in the first. In one of the two tests, neither the driver side curtain nor the side torso airbags deployed. The report concludes that “injuries to the left lower leg, ankle, and heel would be likely in a crash of this severity.” Sales of the Acura fell by just 6.4% between 2007 and 2011.

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