2012 Acura ZDX  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#18 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#46 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2011 Acura ZDX
The ZDX, part of Acura's lineup since 2010, is a large hatchback with seating up to 5. The Acura ZDX has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. 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 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 2012 Acura ZDX has a score of 80, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Acura ZDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0427% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8728%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0427% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8728% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Acura ZDX is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Acura ZDX is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9864INFINITI M-37Acura RLLincoln MKXM.-B. R-ClassAcura ZDXLincoln MKSVolkswagen TouaregM.-B. M-ClassAudi Q7BMW X5Volvo XC90Acura MDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Acura ZDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 98. The 2012 Acura ZDX is safer than the 2012 INFINITI M-37, the 2012 Acura RL, and the 2012 Lincoln MKX and less safe than the 2012 Acura MDX, the 2012 Volvo XC90, the 2012 BMW X5, the 2012 Audi Q7, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class, and the 2012 Volkswagen Touareg. It is about as safe as the 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class and the 2012 Lincoln MKS.

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