2016 Acura RDX  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#24 of 2016 SUVs

#48 of all 2016 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. The Acura RDX has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 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 2016 Acura RDX has a score of 82, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.036%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.2%.

We estimate that the 2016 Acura RDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0399% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5564%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0399% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5564% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Acura RDX is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Acura RDX is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Acura RDX offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 9%.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9469Volvo V60Volvo S60Lexus NXLexus ISBuick EnvisionINFINITI QX50Volvo XC60Lincoln MKXAudi Q5BMW X3Lincoln MKCAcura RDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Acura RDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 94. The 2016 Acura RDX is safer than the 2016 Volvo V60, the 2016 Volvo S60, the 2016 Lexus NX, the 2016 Lexus IS, the 2016 Buick Envision, and the 2016 INFINITI QX50 and less safe than the 2016 Audi Q5, the 2016 Lincoln MKX, and the 2016 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2016 Lincoln MKC.

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