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2005 Acura MDX

Midsize luxury SUV
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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
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
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
2007
G
G
G
2006
G
P
2005
G
P
2004
G
P
2003
G
P
2002
G
2001
G

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 vehicle2001 Acura MDX 4wd
Weight 4,339 lbs.
Side airbagsfront seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length189 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0113
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 IDCEF0113
Head
HIC-15238
Peak gs at hard contactno 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 - left0.27
Maximum tibia index - right0.38
Tibia axial force - left (kN)0.7
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left37
Right66

Applies to 2003-06 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

All seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)55
Distance below top of head (mm)50
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)10.5
Head contact time (ms)118
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)243
Max neck tension (N)828

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