Torrance, California – Acura has announced it has received the Top Safety Pick rating from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for every vehicle in its line-up, the first and only time in the history of the testing that an auto brand has done so. To be named, a vehicle must receive the highest rating of “Good” in each crash test, and include electronic stability control.

The company achieved the full-line rating when the all-new 2009 Acura TL sedan received the top rating yesterday.

“With every Acura we build, safety is at the forefront throughout the entire design process,” said John Mendel, executive vice-president of automobile operations. “We are extremely proud that Acura is the first and only nameplate to ever earn this safety distinction.”

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