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2010 Acura ZDX

Midsize luxury SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    A
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2013
G
G
2012
G
G
2011
G
A
2010
G
A

Applies to 2010-13 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 ZDX was introduced in the 2010 model year and is derived from the Acura MDX. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification. The ZDX was discontinued after the 2013 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 vehicle2010 Acura ZDX Advance 4wd
Weight 4,458 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase108 in.
Length192 in.
Width78 in.
Engine3.7 L V6
EPA ratings16 mpg city / 23 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0908
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)2
Left (cm)6
Center (cm)10
Right (cm)11
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0908
Head
HIC-15124
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)18
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.3
Femur force - right (kN)0.2
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.32
Maximum tibia index - right0.48
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left58
Right85

Applies to 2010-11 models

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

Seat type

Power leather seat (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seat (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)70
Distance below top of head (mm)36
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)14.1
Head contact time (ms)71
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)102
Max neck tension (N)403

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