2015 Acura TLX an IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2015 Acura TLX

2015 Acura TLX

We at Butler Acura are proud to report the 2015 Acura TLX is not only stunning, it’s also safe!  The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently made the luxury sedan one of its 2014 Top Safety Picks+, the agency’s highest possible rating.   The Acura MDX and RLX also received top honors, which Acura says makes it the luxury brand with the most 2014 Top Safety Pick+ rated vehicles.  Mat Hargett, chief engineer of the 2015 TLX, says, “Our goal in developing TLX was to contribute to Acura’s unmatched safety leadership in the luxury segment as part of an exceptional all-around luxury driving experience.  The TLX utilizes a highly advanced body construction plus the latest in safety and driver-assistive technologies to provide occupant protection that is unmatched in the segment.”

For more on the TLX’s many safety features read the entire Acura press release here.

Before You Travel: Know the Cell Phone Rules of the Road

Because we in the Rogue Valley live so close to California news  that the Golden State had banned the use of all hand-held cell phones by drivers a few years back made local headlines.  Not long after, Oregon followed suit with a similar ban.  But what about cell phone laws in other states?  Washington and Nevada also ban the use of hand-held devices on the road.  But the rules radically change the further east you go.  Before traveling by car this summer, take some time to check the legalities of using your cell behind the wheel at all locations between home and your destination as some city regulations differ from those of the state.  And then, even if the laws do allow you to use your phone, consider imposing a ban of your own.  After all, the ultimate measure of any good road trip is that you return safely home.

Cell phone laws by state:   http://www.iihs.org/laws/cellphonelaws.aspx

2012 Hyundai Azera Earns IIHS “Top Safety Pick” Honors

Kudos to Hyundai, yet again! The 2012 Hyundai Azera made the short list of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s “Top Safety Picks”. To earn a spot on the list vehicles have to pass front, side, rollover and rear-impact tests with a rating of “good” or better. The IIHS released a statement saying, “The Azera was previously tested for front and side crashworthiness. It meets the criteria for the award by earning good ratings in a recent rear impact test assessing whiplash protection and a roof strength test to measure occupant protection in rollover crashes.” The Azera is the seventh Hyundai to receive the Top Safety Pick honor.

To read more visit: http://www.hyundaiusa.com/about-hyundai/news/Corporate_2012_Azera_IIHS_Safety_Pick-20120516.aspx