2017 Acura MDX  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#6 of 2017 SUVs

#7 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2014 Acura MDX
The MDX, a mainstay of Acura's lineup since 2001, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The MDX has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. 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 MDX packs some oomph. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 Acura MDX is safe 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 2017 Acura MDX has a score of 91, implying a 0.028% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Acura MDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0276% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.1469%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0276% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.1469% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Acura MDX is 43% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Acura MDX is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10063INFINITI Q70INFINITI QX60Acura RDXCadillac XT5Volvo XC60Lincoln MKXAudi Q7M.-B. GLE-ClassVolvo XC90Acura MDXLexus RXVolkswagen TouaregComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Acura MDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 100. The 2017 Acura MDX is safer than the 2017 INFINITI Q70, the 2017 INFINITI QX60, the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 Cadillac XT5, and the 2017 Volvo XC60 and less safe than the 2017 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2017 Volkswagen Touareg and the 2017 Lexus RX.

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