Acura: 2 Luxury Crossovers — 2 Top Safety Picks
Keeping your family safe should be at the top of your priorities when shopping for a car. And you can rest assured that coming to our Acura dealership here in Rochester, New York means you will grab a crossover that will meet that need.
Both our crossovers received the second-highest rating the IIHS offers: Top Safety Pick. First on the list is the smaller of our midsize crossovers, the RDX. This small people mover received “Good” ratings in five of the six tests the IIHS puts vehicles through. The IIHS has not rated the RDX in the passenger-side small-overlap test yet.
The RDX’s superior rating — 5 out of 6 points — in the front-crash prevention test also played a big part in getting this rating. The 5-point score means the IIHS tossed the RDX toward a brick wall at 25 mph, and its optional automatic braking system slowed the vehicle by 16 mph to mitigate damages.
Rounding out the RDX’s ratings was an “Acceptable” rating in the headlight test and the child seat LATCH system.
The MDX is the other Top Safety Pick crossover from Acura. It also received all “Good” ratings in the same tests as the RDX, but its “Superior” front-crash prevention was a perfect 6-point score, meaning it slowed the vehicle to a stop from 25 mph before hitting the object in front of it. What’s more, the safety technology responsible for the “superior” rating is standard on the 2018 MDX.
Like the RDX, the 2018 MDX’s LED headlights result in it getting an “Acceptable” rating in the headlight test. It also received an “Acceptable” rating in the child seat LATCH system test.