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SAFETY | 9 out of 10
'Good,' frontal, side, rear impact; 'good,' roof strength
Five stars Overall
Five stars frontal and side impact
The 2015 Acura RDX has some great crash-test ratings—as well as a top-notch set of safety equipment.
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 given the RDX 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.
The RDX includes front, side, and side-curtain airbags, 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 RDX is one of the best picks in its class for safety, with a solid set of ratings and a good safety kit.