2019 Acura RDX  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#17 of 2019 SUVs

#24 of all 2019 vehicles


The RDX, part of Acura's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The RDX has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. The Acura RDX packs some potency, exceeding the average 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 2019 Acura RDX 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 RDX has a score of 89, implying a 0.03% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Acura RDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0302% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.4476%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0302% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.4476% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Acura RDX is 37% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Acura RDX is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10070INFINITI QX50Buick EnvisionLexus NXNissan MuranoCadillac XT5Volvo XC60Audi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassLincoln NautilusAcura RDXFord EdgeBMW X3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Acura RDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 100. The 2019 Acura RDX is safer than the 2019 INFINITI QX50, the 2019 Buick Envision, the 2019 Lexus NX, the 2019 Nissan Murano, and the 2019 Cadillac XT5 and less safe than the 2019 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2019 BMW X3, the 2019 Ford Edge, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the 2019 Audi Q5.

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