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2002 Acura MDX

Midsize luxury SUV
2001 Acura MDX shown
2001 Acura MDX shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2014
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
2013
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
autobrake
not tested
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2001-06 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Acura MDX was introduced in the 2001 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2001 Acura MDX 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,339 lbs.
Side airbags front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 106 in.
Length 189 in.
Width 76 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0113
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 9
Left (cm) 20
Center (cm) 22
Right (cm) 15
Brake pedal (cm) 17
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 7
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0113
Head
HIC-15 238
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.2
Femur force - right (kN) 0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.27
Maximum tibia index - right 0.38
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 0.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 37
Right 66
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags; front and rear head curtain airbags added (2004-06 models)
2
Electronic stability control (2003-06 models)
3
Antilock brakes

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