How does a 2017 Acura ILX compare to its competition in Safety Near City, USA?


 
  • Kemna Automotive Group Journal
  • Sep 19th 2017 - 87 days ago
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Compared To BMW 3 Series Sedan 2016



For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Acura ILX are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The BMW 3 Series Sedan doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Using vehicle speed sensors, smart airbags in the Acura ILX deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The Acura ILX’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The 3 Series Sedan’s side airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 5 points, IIHS rates the Collision Mitigating Braking System optional in the Acura ILX as “Superior.” The 3 Series Sedan scores at most only 3 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

To help make backing safer, the Acura ILX’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The 3 Series Sedan doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Acura ILX and the 3 Series Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available lane departure warning systems and blind spot warning systems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Acura ILX is safer than the BMW 3 Series Sedan:

Acura ILX

3 Series Sedan

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

227

232

Neck Injury Risk

26%

36%

Neck Stress

257 lbs.

345 lbs.

Neck Compression

56 lbs.

113 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

57/324 lbs.

321/434 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Acura ILX is safer than the 3 Series Sedan:

ILX

3 Series Sedan

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

MARGINAL

Restraints

GOOD

GOOD

Head Neck Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Head injury index

264

276

Peak Head Forces

0 G’s

0 G’s

Chest Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Hip & Thigh Evaluation

GOOD

GOOD

Femur Force R/L

1.3/0 kN

2.6/3.2 kN

Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L

0%/0%

0%/1%

Lower Leg Evaluation

ACCEPTABLE

MARGINAL

Tibia index R/L

.89/.54

.89/1.03

Tibia forces R/L

1.7/1 kN

6.1/6 kN

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Acura ILX is safer than the BMW 3 Series Sedan:

Acura ILX

3 Series Sedan

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

234

258

Chest Movement

.9 inches

1.1 inches

Abdominal Force

143 G’s

232 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

324

326

Spine Acceleration

64 G’s

64 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

14 inches

17 inches

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Acura ILX its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2016, a rating granted to only 70 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The 3 Series Sedan is not even a standard “Top Pick” for 2016.




Compared To Chevrolet Cruze 2016



For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Acura ILX are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Chevrolet Cruze doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Using vehicle speed sensors, smart airbags in the Acura ILX deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The Acura ILX’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Cruze’s side airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The Acura ILX offers an optional Collision Mitigating Braking System, which uses forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Cruze offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature which would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

Both the Acura ILX and the Cruze have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Acura ILX its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2016, a rating granted to only 70 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Cruze is not even a standard “Top Pick” for 2016.




Compared To Volkswagen Jetta 2016



Using vehicle speed sensors, smart airbags in the Acura ILX deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The Acura ILX’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Jetta’s side airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 5 points, IIHS rates the Collision Mitigating Braking System optional in the Acura ILX as “Superior.” The Jetta scores only 2 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

The Acura ILX’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Jetta doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

Both the Acura ILX and the Jetta have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Acura ILX is safer than the Volkswagen Jetta:

Acura ILX

Jetta

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

227

230

Neck Injury Risk

26%

32%

Neck Stress

257 lbs.

342 lbs.

Neck Compression

56 lbs.

87 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

57/324 lbs.

734/639 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

211

325

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

40%

41%

Neck Stress

166 lbs.

213 lbs.

Neck Compression

40 lbs.

114 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Acura ILX is safer than the Volkswagen Jetta:

Acura ILX

Jetta

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Abdominal Force

143 G’s

223 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

324

423

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

14 inches

18 inches

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Toyota Camry 2016



Using vehicle speed sensors, smart airbags in the Acura ILX deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The Acura ILX’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Camry’s side airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 5 points, IIHS rates the Collision Mitigating Braking System optional in the Acura ILX as “Superior.” The Camry scores only 4 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

Compared to metal, the Acura ILX’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Toyota Camry has a metal gas tank.

Both the Acura ILX and the Camry have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Acura ILX is safer than the Toyota Camry:

Acura ILX

Camry

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

227

236

Neck Injury Risk

26%

33%

Neck Stress

257 lbs.

462 lbs.

Neck Compression

56 lbs.

93 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

57/324 lbs.

479/545 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Acura ILX is safer than the Toyota Camry:

Acura ILX

Camry

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.9 inches

.9 inches

Abdominal Force

143 G’s

199 G’s

Hip Force

487 lbs.

543 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

699 lbs.

734 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

14 inches

15 inches

HIC

299

361

Hip Force

945 lbs.

975 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017



For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Acura ILX are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Alfa Romeo Giulia doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Using vehicle speed sensors, smart airbags in the ILX deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The ILX’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Giulia’s side airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

Both the ILX and the Giulia have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the ILX the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 103 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Giulia has not been tested, yet.




Compared To Nissan Sentra 2017



Using vehicle speed sensors, smart airbags in the ILX deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The ILX’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Sentra’s side airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The ILX has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Sentra doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Acura ILX has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Sentra doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

The ILX’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Sentra doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The ILX offers optional AcuraLink, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Sentra doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the ILX and the Sentra have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available crash mitigating brakes, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Acura ILX is safer than the Nissan Sentra:

 

ILX

Sentra

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

227

293

Neck Injury Risk

26%

35.6%

Neck Stress

257 lbs.

305 lbs.

Neck Compression

56 lbs.

70 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

57/324 lbs.

195/290 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

211

353

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.8 inches

Neck Injury Risk

40%

45.4%

Neck Stress

166 lbs.

218 lbs.

Neck Compression

40 lbs.

137 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Acura ILX is safer than the Nissan Sentra:

 

ILX

Sentra

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.9 inches

1 inches

Abdominal Force

143 G’s

184 G’s

Hip Force

487 lbs.

569 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

699 lbs.

865 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

14 inches

17 inches

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Mercedes C-Class Sedan 2017



Using vehicle speed sensors, smart airbags in the ILX deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The ILX’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The C-Class Sedan’s side airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The ILX has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The C-Class Sedan doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

To help make backing safer, the ILX’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The C-Class Sedan doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the ILX and the C-Class Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and blind spot warning systems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Acura ILX is safer than the Mercedes C-Class Sedan:

 

ILX

C-Class Sedan

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Compression

56 lbs.

62 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

57/324 lbs.

421/449 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

211

246

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

40%

60%

Neck Compression

40 lbs.

219 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH, results indicate that the Acura ILX is safer than the Mercedes C-Class Sedan:

 

ILX

C-Class Sedan

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.9 inches

1 inches

Abdominal Force

143 G’s

147 G’s

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

324

459

Spine Acceleration

64 G’s

67 G’s

Hip Force

699 lbs.

949 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Audi A3 Sedan 2017



Using vehicle speed sensors, smart airbags in the ILX deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The ILX’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The A3 Sedan’s side airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The ILX has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The A3 Sedan doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 5 points, IIHS rates the Collision Mitigating Braking System optional in the ILX as “Superior.” The A3 Sedan scores only 3 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

The ILX offers optional AcuraLink, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The A3 Sedan doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the ILX and the A3 Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Acura ILX is safer than the Audi A3 Sedan:

 

ILX

A3 Sedan

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

26%

45%

Neck Stress

257 lbs.

427 lbs.

Neck Compression

56 lbs.

143 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

57/324 lbs.

461/426 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Acura ILX is safer than the Audi A3 Sedan:

 

ILX

A3 Sedan

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.9 inches

1.1 inches

Abdominal Force

143 G’s

219 G’s

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

699 lbs.

777 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

299

333

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.