IIHA awards 2019 Acura RDX highest Safety Rating
The 2019 Acura RDX has earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The 2019 Acura RDX has earned the highest possible award and safety ratings of any vehicle in its class from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The 2019 RDX qualified for Top Safety Pick+ thanks to a top rating of “Good” in all crashworthiness tests, standard AcuraWatch™ active safety technology that earns a superior rating, and available good-rated headlights.
The 2019 RDX has the newest generation of Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, new high-strength steel door stiffener rings, and for the first time, eight airbags, including new driver and front-passenger knee airbags.
Furthermore, RDX features the AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver-assisitive technologies as standard equipment, including Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and Road Departure Mitigation.
RDX also features Acura JewelEye LED headlights to help achieve its best-in-class ratings.
To earn the Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests and an acceptable or good rating in the passenger-side small overlap test.
It also needs available front crash prevention that earns an advanced or superior rating and available good-rated headlights.
The RDX’s base headlights are rated good. The curve-adaptive headlights equipped with the Advance trim are rated acceptable.
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