2023 Acura MDX  RealSafeCars92Safety Rating

#15 of 2023 SUVs

#18 of all 2023 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. The Acura MDX has some real zest, surpassing typical 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 2023 Acura MDX is very 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 2023 Acura MDX has a score of 92, implying a 0.026% chance of driver death (2.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Acura MDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0258% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 2.9487%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0258% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 2.9487% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Acura MDX is 45% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Acura MDX is 36% 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. Active safety systems that are standard on the Acura MDX include: 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 MDX. 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.

9983Cadillac XT6Acura TLXM.-B. GLE-ClassV. V90 Cross CountryLincoln NautilusAudi Q7Genesis GV80BMW X5A. A6 Allroad (Wagon)Acura MDXAudi A6Lincoln AviatorComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Acura MDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 83 to 99. The 2023 Acura MDX is safer than the 2023 Cadillac XT6, the 2023 Acura TLX, and the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and less safe than the 2023 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2023 Lincoln Aviator, the 2023 Audi A6, and the 2023 Audi A6 Allroad (Wagon).

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