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On Safety
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$31,163
BASE MSRP
$33,895
On Safety
The Acura 2009 RDX is perhaps the safest vehicle in its class.
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Good," frontal and side impact
IIHS

Five stars, front and side impacts; four stars, rollover resistance
NHTSA

very crash-worthy
Edmunds

Nearly all signs indicate that the 2009 Acura RDX is one of the most reassuring vehicles of its size for occupant protection and accident avoidance.

Cars.com applauds the safety ratings in this Acura; 2009’s RDX earns “the top rating of Good in both frontal and side-impact crash tests" performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety—a feat that also garners the RDX IIHS’s Top Safety Pick honor.

Forbes Autos calls attention to the design features of the Acura 2009 RDX that improve safety: "The hood is specially designed with collapsible hinges" and "breakaway windshield wiper pivots ... lessen pedestrian injury during a crash."

Edmunds agrees that the Acura 2009 RDX is "very crash-worthy," with a host of standard safety features such as "front-seat side airbags, head-protecting side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, active front head restraints, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, stability control and traction control." Kelley Blue Book notes that "child door locks" and an "engine immobilizer" are also standard.

Consumer Guide mentions that there are "no factory options" related to safety, such as lane-departure warning systems or blind-spot detection systems—features becoming more common on high-end vehicles.

Conclusion

The Acura 2009 RDX is perhaps the safest vehicle in its class.

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