Passive Safety

Protection at the heart of design.

Using a wide range of safety technologies, Acura builds protection into every car we manufacture. The first line of defense in collision safety lies in the structure of the car itself. Acura's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) and unit-body construction are both engineered to help absorb crash energy and offer protection to the cabin and its passengers. Every Acura sedan and crossover redesigned since 2005 was built with ACE and the system gets refined with each new vehicle release.

Inside Acura’s passenger cabins, advanced dual-stage, multiple threshold “SmartVent” front air bags, as well as front side air bags, and side curtain air bags help keep you safe and secure when trouble becomes inevitable. Acura models are also equipped with breakaway steering columns and other systems designed to keep items under the hood out of the cabin in the event of a collision. The unrelenting desire to help keep you safe and secure drives Acura to create safety technologies that are as innovative as they are effective.