2010 Acura MDX

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2010 Acura MDX 4-door SUV
2007 Acura MDX shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection

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 2007-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Acura MDX 4D 4wd

The Acura MDX was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0614
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 8
Center (cm) 11
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF0614
Head
HIC-15 199
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.0
Femur force - right (kN) 2.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.37
Maximum tibia index - right 0.46
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 61
Right 44

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2010-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Acura MDX 4-door 4wd with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Acura MDX was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Beginning with 2010 models, the side airbags were modified to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification. Because there were no structural changes, the structure rating of the current model is based on both Honda's test and an earlier Institute test of a 2007 MDX model.

Rating applies to 2010-13 models

Tested vehicle:2010 Acura MDX 4-door 4wd

The Acura MDX was redesigned for the 2007 model year. Beginning with 2010 models, the side airbags were modified to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification. Because there were no structural changes, the structure rating of the current model is based on both Honda's test and an earlier Institute test of a 2007 MDX model.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0711 VTS0907
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -16.5 -15.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0711 VTS0907
Head HIC-15 133 151
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.0 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 25 24
Lateral force (kN) 1.6 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 21 34
Average deflection (mm) 19 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.97 4.16
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.19 0.66
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.0 2.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.8 1.8
Combined force (kN) 4.6 3.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 79 27
A-P moment (Nm) -40 49

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0711 VTS0907
Head HIC-15 94 138
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.0 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.7 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 21 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.4 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32 36
Average deflection (mm) 23 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.11 2.87
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.48 0.49
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.3 2.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6 1.5
Combined force (kN) 4.9 3.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 65 37
A-P moment (Nm) 29 -50

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010-13 models

Seat type: Power leather seat (AHR)

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm) 40
Distance below top of head (mm) 28
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.3
Head contact time (ms) 68
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 355

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted