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SAFETY | 10 out of 10
Few vehicles equal the MDX's safety story
Car and Driver
The MDX boasts a Top Safety Pick designation
Stability and traction control maintain poise
All the sources consulted by TheCarConnection.com’s editors raved about the 2008 Acura MDX’s remarkable safety levels.
Car and Driver's comment about few equaling the safety of the 2008 Acura MDX is an understatement. They report the MDX Acura includes all of the standard "active features" that are usually found on today's vehicles, which include ABS brakes with electronic brake force distribution, stability control, and traction control. In addition, standard (not optional) safety equipment reported on this site includes two-stage front airbags, front side-impact airbags, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners, and three-row curtain airbags with integrated rollover sensing.
The Auto Channel reports that the 2008 Acura employs the company's patented Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) in the vehicle's structure and design. In case of a head-on impact, ACE construction distributes the force in such a way as to keep the MDX's passenger cabin from collapsing. What is marvelous here, however, is that the designers were not thinking only of the vehicle's occupants, but others as well. The hood design is specially designed to minimize injuries to any pedestrians that may be hit, and the bumpers are at a level that will do the least damage to other vehicles. In addition, one will find suspension stability and traction control devices that greatly improve driver control.
If safety while driving is your primary concern, the 2008 Acura MDX is absolutely a top choice.