Top Safety Pick

2013 Acura MDX

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2013 Acura MDX 4-door SUV
2012 Acura MDX shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Not tested

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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Acura MDX Tech 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,587 lbs
Peak force 20,474 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.46

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010-13 models

Seat type: Power leather seat (AHR)

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation Braking System

Package name

  • Optional Advance Package

Applies to 2013 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not tested.

How front crash prevention is evaluated