2023 Acura RDX  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#31 of 2023 SUVs

#45 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Acura RDX
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. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The Acura RDX packs some potency, exceeding the average 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 2023 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 2023 Acura RDX has a score of 88, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Acura RDX has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0312% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5658%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0312% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5658% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Acura RDX is 33% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Acura RDX is 23% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Acura's AcuraWatch greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2023 Acura RDX include the following active safety systems: Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning System, and Blind Spot Assist.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. 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.

9680Lincoln CorsairINFINITI QX50Nissan MuranoGMC AcadiaCadillac XT5Genesis GV70Audi Q5Volvo XC60BMW X3Toyota HighlanderAcura RDXFord EdgeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Acura RDX with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 80 to 96. The 2023 Acura RDX is safer than the 2023 Lincoln Corsair, the 2023 INFINITI QX50, the 2023 Nissan Murano, and the 2023 GMC Acadia and less safe than the 2023 BMW X3, the 2023 Volvo XC60, and the 2023 Audi Q5. It is about as safe as the 2023 Genesis GV70 and the 2023 Ford Edge.

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