2012 Acura RDX  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#22 of 2012 SUVs

#37 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Acura RDX
The RDX, a mainstay 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 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 2012 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 2012 Acura RDX has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 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 2012 Acura RDX is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Acura RDX is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9667Nissan MuranoVolvo S60INFINITI EXFord EdgeToyota HighlanderAcura RDXM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Audi Q5BMW X3Cadillac SRXToyota VenzaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Acura RDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 96. The 2012 Acura RDX is safer than the 2012 Nissan Murano, the 2012 Volvo S60, the 2012 INFINITI EX, and the 2012 Ford Edge and less safe than the 2012 BMW X3, the 2012 Audi Q5, the 2012 Volvo XC60, and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. It is about as safe as the 2012 Toyota Highlander and the 2012 Toyota Venza.

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