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Forbes 15 Safest 2009 Cars
Mercedes M Class
Audi Q7
Acura MDX
Volvo XC90
Acura RDX
Subaru Tribeca
Honda Pilot
Ford Taurus X
Volkswagen Tiguan
Saturn Vue
Mitsubishi Outlander
Subaru Forester
Acura RL
Acura TSX
Honda Odyssey​

2009 Acura TSX
EPA Combined Fuel Economy: 25 mpg
Base MSRP: $28,960

Safety Features: Side curtain airbags for all outboard seating passengers; front five-mph bumper and rear 2.5-mph bumper that won't bend in fender-bender accidents; rear head restraints for all seating positions.

Appealing Features: Leather-trimmed seats; thicker leather-wrapped steering wheel with fingertip controls; dash-mounted electronic compass.
 

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6/15 are Honda products..not bad. I'm also surprised no toyota/lexus is on there. If this list is even somewhat accurate, hondas are the safest.
 

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Safest Indeed

6/15 are Honda products..not bad. I'm also surprised no toyota/lexus is on there. If this list is even somewhat accurate, hondas are the safest.
Honda/Acura have been taking their "Safety for Everyone" campaign pretty seriously. Unlike others, all the airbags & things such as VSA are standard, all seats have the proper head restraints & Acura also has the ACE body structure.

I posted this thread a while ago where the IIHS gave every Acura 5 stars in all of their crash test ratings - a 1st for any car manufacturer (they were also quick to point out that no Lexus or Infiniti got top scores). Honda almost had all of theirs ... I think only the FCX & S2000 did not get top scores. So this Forbes list pretty much just echoes those results.

The only brand that seems to take safety as seriously is Subaru.
 

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As I been mentioned many times, Mercedes & Volvo wasn't as safe as everyone thought! Actually, the slow response on a Volvo really causing accident to happen!
 

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over half of them are like SUV's....good to know our cars are as safe as those beasts
 

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Acura ALMOST had their entire linup make the list.

Poor TL.
 

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The TL

I am wondering if they did not test a 2009 TL in time bc that was an odd omission since it has the same safety gear that all the Acuras have ... the IIHS did award it 5 stars in all of their crash tests so I would think that it would make this list.
 

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with their "Safety for Everyone" , I am assuming this is why they stopped making the RSX. one reason on top of Honda coming out with the 06+ Si
 
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