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On Safety
BASE INVOICE
$39,410
BASE MSRP
$42,930
On Safety
It's no longer a Top Safety Pick, but the 2011 Acura MDX is still one of the safest crossover vehicles you can buy.
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Expert Quotes:

"Good," front- and side-impact protection
IIHS

Five stars overall; four stars front, five stars side, four stars rollover protection
NHTSA

Roof pillars hinder visibility to some angles
Consumer Guide

These crash-test performances are among the best in the MDX's class
Edmunds


The 2011 Acura MDX has new safety ratings for the new model year, but unlike many other vehicles, it's maintained a class-leading score from both agencies.

The MDX picks up five stars overall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, with a four-star rating for front-impact and rollover protection, and a five-star rating for side-impact protection.

Though it's no longer a Top Safety Pick, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the insurance industry-funded group still gives the MDX its "good" rating for front and side impacts.

The MDX comes with standard dual front, side and curtain airbags; all-wheel drive; anti-lock brakes, stability, and traction control; active headrests; and a rearview camera. An Advance option package adds on adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot warning system, and a multiple-view rearview camera, but none are available individually--a shame, since we'd opt for the camera and leave behind the bleeps and bloops of the other systems.


Conclusion

It's no longer a Top Safety Pick, but the 2011 Acura MDX is still one of the safest crossover vehicles you can buy.

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