2015 Acura RDX  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#29 of 2015 SUVs

#51 of all 2015 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Acura RDX
The RDX, part of Acura's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the RDX packs some oomph. 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 2015 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 2015 Acura RDX has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 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 2015 Acura RDX is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 Acura RDX is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9768Volvo V60Lexus NXLincoln MKXLexus ISAcura RDXToyota VenzaM.-B. GLK-ClassVolvo XC60Audi Q5Lexus RXBMW X3Lincoln MKCComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Acura RDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 97. The 2015 Acura RDX is safer than the 2015 Volvo V60, the 2015 Lexus NX, and the 2015 Lincoln MKX and less safe than the 2015 Lincoln MKC, the 2015 BMW X3, the 2015 Lexus RX, the 2015 Audi Q5, the 2015 Volvo XC60, and the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

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