2020 Acura MDX  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#10 of 2020 SUVs

#16 of all 2020 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 bypasses mud and snow with ease. The MDX has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 2020 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 2020 Acura MDX has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Acura MDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0291% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.3214%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0291% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.3214% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Acura MDX is 39% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Acura MDX is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9877INFINITI QX60Cadillac XT5Buick EnclaveCadillac XT6Acura RDXVolvo XC60Volvo XC90Lincoln AviatorAcura MDXLexus RXLincoln NautilusHyundai Genesis G80Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Acura MDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 98. The 2020 Acura MDX is safer than the 2020 INFINITI QX60, the 2020 Cadillac XT5, the 2020 Buick Enclave, and the 2020 Cadillac XT6 and less safe than the 2020 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2020 Hyundai Genesis G80, the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus, the 2020 Lexus RX, and the 2020 Lincoln Aviator.

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