2011 Acura RDX  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#19 of 2011 SUVs

#31 of all 2011 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Acura RDX
The RDX, a mainstay of Acura's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow 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 2011 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 2011 Acura RDX has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 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 2011 Acura RDX is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2011 Acura RDX is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9569Nissan MuranoINFINITI EXVolvo S60Ford EdgeLincoln MKXM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Audi Q5Cadillac SRXBMW X3Acura RDXToyota HighlanderComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Acura RDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 95. The 2011 Acura RDX is safer than the 2011 Nissan Murano, the 2011 INFINITI EX, the 2011 Volvo S60, and the 2011 Ford Edge and less safe than the 2011 BMW X3, the 2011 Cadillac SRX, the 2011 Audi Q5, the 2011 Volvo XC60, and the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. It is about as safe as the 2011 Toyota Highlander.

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