The 2014 Acura MDX has an entirely new body structure, and based on all the information we see so far, it looks like Acura has made what was already a top safety pick even better.
The MDX has already earned top 'good' ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—including the Top Safety Pick+ accolade—as well as top five-star scores from the federal government in frontal and side impact (and overall).
In addition to the full roster of airbags, a driver knee airbag has been added for 2014. A Wide View Camera system is included on all models, and a Blind Spot Information system is included in all models but the base MDX. Our only wish is that Acura had reached into the Honda parts bin and also thrown in the excellent LaneWatch system from the Honda Accord.
Advance Entertainment models also have Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), which will provide a gentle, proactive nudge to the steering to help you stay in your intended lane.