2003 Acura MDX

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2003 Acura MDX 4-door SUV
2001 Acura MDX shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2001-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2001 Acura MDX 4-door 4wd

The Acura MDX was introduced in the 2001 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint, as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal to moderate, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2003-06 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry