2010 Acura MDX  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#7 of 2010 SUVs

#9 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2014 Acura MDX
The MDX, a mainstay of Acura's lineup since 2001, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. The Acura MDX has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Acura MDX is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Acura MDX has a score of 85, implying a 0.035% chance of driver death (3.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Acura MDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0351% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.0141%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0351% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.0141% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Acura MDX is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Acura MDX is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9665BMW 5 SeriesLincoln MKXM.-B. R-ClassAcura ZDXCadillac SRXAcura MDXBMW X5Audi Q7M.-B. M-ClassVolvo XC90M.-B. E-ClassVolvo S80Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Acura MDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 65 to 96. The 2010 Acura MDX is safer than the 2010 BMW 5 Series, the 2010 Lincoln MKX, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class, and the 2010 Acura ZDX and less safe than the 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class, the 2010 Audi Q7, and the 2010 BMW X5. It is about as safe as the 2010 Cadillac SRX, the 2010 Volvo S80, and the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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