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SAFETY | 7 out of 10
'Good,' frontal, side, rear impact; 'good,' roof strength; Top Safety Pick
Five stars Overall
Five stars frontal and side impact
The 2014 Acura RDX already has some great crash-test ratings--as well as a top-notch set of safety equipment.
Front, side, and side-curtain airbags are standard on the RDX, along with anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, daytime running lights, a backup camera, and a rollover sensor to trigger appropriate airbags. The RDX is missing some of the advanced active-safety features of the larger (and pricier) MDX, however.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the RDX a five-star Overall Rating, as well as top five-star scores in frontal and side impact. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has made the RDX a Top Safety Pick--with top 'good' ratings in all frontal, side, and rear tests, along with roof strength; although it hasn't yet been tested in the new small overlap frontal category.
A solid set of standard equipment and some of the best ratings in this class for safety make the 2014 RDX a secure pick.