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 model 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 front air bags, front side air bags, and side curtain air bags join forces on most models with the passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) to help keep you safe and secure when trouble becomes inevitable. Acura models are also equipped with breakaway steering columns and many models use front seat active head restraints that use the force of the occupants’ body to position the head restraint forward and upward in a rear-end collision in order to help reduce the likelihood of neck injuries. The unrelenting desire to help keep you safe and secure drives Acura to create safety technologies that are as innovative as they are effective.