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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
Good," frontal and side impact
Five stars, front and side impacts; four stars, rollover resistance
Safety's no major concern in the 2010 Acura RDX. Traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, and side and curtain airbags and a rearview camera are standard. The RDX earns five-star ratings in the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) front and side crash tests, as well as a four-star rating for rollover risk. It also has been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).
Cars.com applauds the safety ratings in this Acura; 2010'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.
Edmunds agrees that the Acura 2010 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.
Behind the wheel of the 2010 Acura RDX, reviewers feel right at home. Auto Spectator contends the front seats provide "high outward visibility" and a "confident field of view."
Forbes Autos calls attention to the design features of the Acura 2010 RDX that improve safety: "The hood is specially designed with collapsible hinges" and "breakaway windshield wiper pivots ... lessen pedestrian injury during a crash."
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.
The Acura 2010 RDX is among the safest vehicles in its class.