2010 Acura RDX  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#13 of 2010 SUVs

#19 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Acura RDX
The RDX, part of Acura's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The RDX has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. 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 RDX is 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 RDX has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Acura RDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0406% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.638%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0406% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.638% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Acura RDX is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Acura RDX is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9657M. Eclipse SpyderBMW X3Nissan MuranoFord EdgeINFINITI EXLincoln MKXVolvo XC60Audi Q5M.-B. C-ClassCadillac SRXAcura RDXBMW 3 SeriesComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Acura RDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 96. The 2010 Acura RDX is safer than the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, the 2010 BMW X3, the 2010 Nissan Murano, the 2010 Ford Edge, the 2010 INFINITI EX, and the 2010 Lincoln MKX and less safe than the 2010 Cadillac SRX, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the 2010 Audi Q5, and the 2010 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2010 BMW 3 Series.

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