2018 Acura MDX  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#7 of 2018 SUVs

#7 of all 2018 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The MDX has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2018. The Acura MDX has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 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 2018 Acura MDX has a score of 91, implying a 0.028% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 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 2018 Acura MDX is 43% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2018 Acura MDX is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10064INFINITI Q70INFINITI QX60Lincoln MKTAcura RDXM.-B. E-ClassVolvo XC90M.-B. GLE-ClassAcura MDXLexus RXLincoln MKXAudi Q7BMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 Acura MDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 100. The 2018 Acura MDX is safer than the 2018 INFINITI Q70, the 2018 INFINITI QX60, the 2018 Lincoln MKT, the 2018 Acura RDX, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the 2018 BMW X3, and the 2018 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2018 Lexus RX.

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