ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 2009 Acura RL, a large luxury car, earns the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s TOP SAFETY PICK award. Winners afford superior overall crash protection among the vehicles in their classes. To qualify, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of good in the Institute’s front, side and rear tests and be equipped with electronic stability control.
"Criteria to win are tough because TOP SAFETY PICK is intended to drive continued improvements such as good crash test ratings and rapid addition of electronic stability control, which is standard equipment on the RL," says Institute president Adrian Lund. "Recognizing vehicles at the head of the class for safety helps consumers distinguish the best overall choices without having to sort through multiple test results."
The RL is the fourth Acura and ninth model from Honda to earn TOP SAFETY PICK.
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