2012 Acura ZDX

midsize luxury SUV / 4-door SUV

2012 Acura ZDX 4-door SUV
2010 Acura ZDX shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
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 2010-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Acura ZDX Advance 4-door 4wd

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.

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 VTF0908
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 ID VTF0908
Head
HIC-15 124
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 0.32
Maximum tibia index - right 0.48
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 3.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 58
Right 85

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-13 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) 50
Distance below top of head (mm) 29
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.9
Head contact time (ms) 68
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 64
Max neck tension (N) 357

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted