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When it comes to safety, there are not many companies in the luxury automotive marketplace that perform much better than Audi and Acura. These two luxury heavyweights have been at the top of their competition in safety for years now, and with these companies producing vehicles that fit into just about every vehicle class sold today, it is impressive to see these two companies listed at the top of every class in safety.

If you are looking to get behind the wheel of a luxury vehicle this year but want to ensure you are in one of the safest vehicles today, look no further. Here is everything you need to know about the Audi and Acura vehicles that dominate every luxury vehicle segment in safety.

Audi and Acura dominate the midsize luxury car market

A green 2023 Audi A4 sedan parked at sunrise, which is one of the best Audi vehicles for safety.
The 2023 Audi A4 | Audi

According to RepairPal, the top five luxury midsize cars on the market today consist of the 2022 Audi A4, 2023 Audi A4, 2022 Audi A3, 2023 Audi A3, and the 2022 Acura TLX. the 2022 Acura TLX, in particular, received top honors as the luxury midsize car with the best safety ratings in its class.

The IIHS gave the Acura TLX its Top Safety Pick+ Award, and the NHTSA gave the Acura TLX a perfect five-star rating in safety. The TLX comes standard with a huge list of standard safety features, including a rearview camera, Forward Collision Warning System with Automatic Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Road Sign Recognition, and automatic high beam headlights. Regarding optional features, the TLX has front and rear parking sensors, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, a surround-view parking camera, a heads-up display, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Audi takes first prize in large luxury car safety

On RepairPal’s list of the top five large luxury vehicles in terms of safety, the Genesis GV70, BMW 5 Series, Audi A7, and Audi A6 Allroad are all ranked at the top of their classes. However, the best large luxury vehicle for safety is the base Audi A6 sedan. According to U.S. News, the A6 received all four- and five-star safety ratings from the NHTSA, and all “good” safety ratings in every category other than headlights, according to the IIHS. The IIHS continued by giving the A6 their Top Safety Pick+ award.

As far as the safety features, the Audi A6 has a huge list available for drivers. These features include Forward Collision Warning, Forward Automatic Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Detection, automatic high beam headlights, Lane Departure Warning, front and rear parking sensors, and Lane Departure Warning. Other available driver safety features include a surround-view parking camera, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist, a heads-up display, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Night Vision Assist.

Both Acura and Audi take top honors in luxury SUV safety

If you are looking for a safe, luxury midsize SUV, you can’t go wrong with either Acura or Audi. The Audi Q5, Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback, Audi Q4 e-tron, Acura RDX, and Acura MDX all take top honors in this segment, according to RepairPal. The Acura MDX slightly edges out the rest of the competition due to its fantastic safety and crash test ratings. According to the IIHS, the Acura MDX received all “Good” results in every crash test performed, with one “Superior” rating in front crash prevention. The NHTSA gave the MDX all four and five-star safety ratings as well.

For the Acura MDX, standard safety features include a rearview camera, Driver Drowsiness Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning, Pedestrian Detection, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation, Blind Sport Monitoring, Traffic Jam Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. As far as optional features go, a heads-up display, front and rear parking sensors, and a surround-view parking camera are all available.


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