2011 Acura ZDX  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#16 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#42 of all 2011 vehicles


The ZDX, a mainstay of Acura's lineup since 2010, is a large hatchback with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the ZDX packs some oomph. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). 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 ZDX 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 ZDX has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Acura ZDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0429% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8975%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0429% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8975% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Acura ZDX is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Acura ZDX is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9864INFINITI M-37M.-B. R-ClassAcura ZDXLincoln MKXLincoln MKSVolkswagen TouaregBMW X5Audi Q7Volvo XC90M.-B. E-ClassAcura MDXVolvo S80Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Acura ZDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 98. The 2011 Acura ZDX is safer than the 2011 INFINITI M-37 and less safe than the 2011 Volvo S80, the 2011 Acura MDX, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2011 Volvo XC90, the 2011 Audi Q7, the 2011 BMW X5, and the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg. It is about as safe as the 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class, the 2011 Lincoln MKX, and the 2011 Lincoln MKS.

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