2014 Acura RDX

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2014 Acura RDX 4-door SUV
2013 Acura RDX shown

Crashworthiness

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

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

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 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Acura RDX 4-door 4wd

The Acura RDX was redesigned for the 2013 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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1119
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 7
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 1
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 VTF1119
Head
HIC-15 204
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 22
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.4
Femur force - right (kN) 0.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.45
Maximum tibia index - right 0.62
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 71
Right 85

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Acura RDX 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Acura RDX was redesigned for the 2013 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle:2013 Acura RDX 4-door 4wd

The Acura RDX was redesigned for the 2013 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

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 VTS1202
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -12.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1202
Head HIC-15 128
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 27
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.60
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.45
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 4.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 37
A-P moment (Nm) 144

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1202
Head HIC-15 57
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 1.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 31
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 25
Average deflection (mm) 20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.47
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.26
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.7
Combined force (kN) 1.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 25
A-P moment (Nm) 59

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Acura RDX 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,806 lbs
Peak force 20,843 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.48

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2013-18 models

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 39
Distance below top of head (mm) 35
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.0
Head contact time (ms) 63
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 478

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted