2016 Acura RLX receives NHTSA 5-star crash rating

Acura\'s big sedan sweeps American crash tests.

Acura announced Friday that its range-topping RLX sedan received a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

This rating rounds out the RLX's U.S. safety figures, the large sedan having already received a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

"The 2016 Acura RLX exemplifies how the brand is creating new value for luxury customers with the addition of advanced safety technologies," said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager, Acura Division, in the announcement. "Luxury customers expect the latest in technology and Acura delivers with safety and driver assistive technologies available across the lineup."

Acura revised its flagship for the new model year. The most notable change for the 2016 RLX is the addition of Acura's AcuraWatch safety suite. Depending on trim level, AcuraWatch provides drivers with the added safety of Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Blind Spot Information and Cross Traffic Monitor.

2016 Acura RLX models equipped with the Advance package also boasts Acura's latest Surround View Camera3. Similar to Infiniti's Around View Monitor, Surround View uses four cameras to provide a bird's eye view of the surrounding area. The technology is ideally suited for navigating tight parking spots.

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