2022 Acura RDX  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#33 of 2022 SUVs

#47 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Acura RDX
The RDX, part of Acura's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the RDX packs some oomph. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. 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 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 2022 Acura RDX has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Acura RDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0315% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.6023%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0315% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.6023% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Acura RDX is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Acura RDX is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Acura's AcuraWatch active safety features can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. All trims and versions of the 2022 Acura RDX include the following active safety systems: Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning System, and Blind Spot Assist.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Acura RDX. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9677INFINITI QX50Volkswagen TiguanCadillac XT5Genesis GV70BMW X3Lexus NXVolvo XC60 RechargeAudi Q5M.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXLincoln NautilusFord EdgeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Acura RDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 96. The 2022 Acura RDX is safer than the 2022 INFINITI QX50, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2022 Cadillac XT5 and less safe than the 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge and the 2022 Lexus NX. It is about as safe as the 2022 BMW X3, the 2022 Ford Edge, the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus, and the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

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