2019 Acura MDX  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#6 of 2019 SUVs

#8 of all 2019 vehicles


Pictured: 2014 Acura MDX
The MDX, part of Acura's lineup since 2001, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Strong on technology, it 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. The Acura MDX 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 2019 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 2019 Acura MDX has a score of 91, implying a 0.027% chance of driver death (2.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Acura MDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0274% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.1261%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0274% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.1261% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Acura MDX is 43% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Acura MDX is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

10069Cadillac XTSINFINITI QX60Lincoln MKZBuick EnclaveCadillac XT5BMW X3Volvo XC90Volvo XC60Acura MDXLexus RXLincoln NautilusAcura RDXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Acura MDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 100. The 2019 Acura MDX is safer than the 2019 Cadillac XTS, the 2019 INFINITI QX60, the 2019 Lincoln MKZ, the 2019 Buick Enclave, the 2019 Cadillac XT5, and the 2019 BMW X3 and less safe than the 2019 Volvo XC60 and the 2019 Volvo XC90. It is about as safe as the 2019 Lexus RX.

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