2013 Acura RDX  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#23 of 2013 SUVs

#38 of all 2013 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Acura RDX
The RDX, a mainstay of Acura's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the RDX packs some oomph. 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 2013 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 2013 Acura RDX has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Acura RDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0418% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7685%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0418% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7685% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Acura RDX is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2013 Acura RDX is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9667Nissan MuranoVolvo S60INFINITI EXLincoln MKXFord EdgeAcura RDXM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Lexus RXAudi Q5BMW X3Toyota VenzaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Acura RDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 96. The 2013 Acura RDX is safer than the 2013 Nissan Murano, the 2013 Volvo S60, the 2013 INFINITI EX, the 2013 Lincoln MKX, and the 2013 Ford Edge and less safe than the 2013 BMW X3, the 2013 Audi Q5, the 2013 Lexus RX, the 2013 Volvo XC60, and the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

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