Acura Continues Trend of Top Safety Ratings with 2016 Acura ILX
Acura is dedicated to providing the highest safety ratings by implementing the latest safety technology in the 2016 luxury sedan line-up.
No matter how much drivers love powerful performance, luxury design, and the latest entertainment technology, the safety of a vehicle is what truly matters most. If you cannot rely on your car to protect you in the event of an accident, then you are taking a dangerous gamble on the road. Like life, the road is full of obstacles and others who are not within your control, so the best option is to control what you can – and you can do this by choosing a car that is built to protect you no matter what the journey brings. In light of this, Acura values the well-being of their customers and is committed to developing vehicles that achieve the highest safety ratings. Just take a look at the latest 2016 models earning top marks with the leading safety institutions:
Already this year, the Acura RLX luxury sedan and the Acura TLX performance-luxury sedan have earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Now, the Acura ILX joins these ranks with yet another 5-Star NHTSA rating. Acura acknowledges the importance of this safety rating and is dedicated to remaining an industry leader in the market.
What Makes the Difference?
According to Acura, one of the biggest reasons the Acura sedans are scoring so well with the NHTSA is the implementation of the AcuraWatch™ suite of safety and driver assistance technologies. Acura plans to incorporate this technology on every vehicle created in 2016. The suite includes features such as:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (includes Forward Collision Warning)
- Road Departure Mitigation
- Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Keeping Assist System
- Pedestrian sensing capabilities
These programs help improve driver awareness on the road and can automatically intervene to help diminish the occurrence and severity of a collision.
In addition to driver assistance technology, Acura also uses next-generation design and engineering features to create a stronger body structure developed to distribute crash energy in the most efficient way. The purpose of these design features is to maximize occupant protection in a front collision which can be the most dangerous kind. These preventative design features greatly contribute to the strong safety scores on the NHTSA safety rating and other industry safety standards.
At Acura Santa Barbara, we are proud to share Acura’s history of safety innovation with our customers. Vehicle safety is one of those things that can be easily overlooked during the buying process but is one of the most important considerations. Our friendly staff is happy to review the latest safety technology with you so you can make the best choice for yourself and your family.
About Acura Santa Barbara
Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2015 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.