2022 Acura MDX  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#15 of 2022 SUVs

#21 of all 2022 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. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Acura MDX packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Acura offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 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 2022 Acura MDX has a score of 91, implying a 0.028% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Acura MDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0279% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.1841%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0279% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.1841% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Acura MDX is 40% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Acura MDX is 31% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Acura's AcuraWatch can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2022 Acura MDX include the following active safety systems: Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning System, and Blind Spot Assist.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9882Chrysler PacificaBuick EnclaveChevrolet BlazerCadillac XT6Honda PilotAudi Q7Mazda CX-9Honda OdysseyAcura MDXFord ExplorerINFINITI QX60Lexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Acura MDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 82 to 98. The 2022 Acura MDX is safer than the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2022 Buick Enclave, the 2022 Chevrolet Blazer, the 2022 Cadillac XT6, and the 2022 Honda Pilot and less safe than the 2022 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2022 Lexus RX, the 2022 INFINITI QX60, the 2022 Ford Explorer, and the 2022 Honda Odyssey.

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