Acura RDX Safety Features

2017 Acura RDXIf you're actively seeking the next family midsize SUV for adventures all throughout the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo area, you must consider the safety features. You've probably come across the 2017 Acura RDX in your search, but are you aware of the safety features that have made this vehicle one of the most sought-after midsize SUVs on the market?

In this article, we're going to take an in-depth look at the safety features in the Acura RDX. We'll focus on active safety, passive safety, and optional driver-assisting technology. By reading our safety review, you'll be able to decide if this vehicle offers enough protection for you and your family.

2017 Acura RDX Active Safety Features

The 2017 Acura RDX is equipped with a four-wheel, anti-lock braking system that features a variety of systems in place to help keep you in control of the vehicle so you can take measures to avoid a collision. The Electronic Brake Distribution is a system that varies the amount of force applied to each wheel depending upon speed and road conditions. The Brake Assist feature helps you come to a complete stop quickly during an emergency braking situation.

This midsize SUV also offers Vehicle Stability Assist™, which is a feature that helps keep you vehicle on track during slippery conditions. It will provide brake pressure to wheels that slip while diverting torque to the wheels with the most traction. The Hill Start Assist will help prevent your vehicle from rolling back when you're stopped on an incline.

Acura RDX Passive Safety Features

The exterior of the Acura RDX features the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure. This design features reinforced safety beams and crash optimized front ends. During a collision, this structure will work to help divert the force of the collision from the passengers inside.

The advanced airbag system, which adjusts the inflation to compensate for the force of the crash, will help keep passengers protected. This system features: dual-stage, multiple-threshold, front airbags; front side airbags with SmartVent® technology; and side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. The rollover sensor will deploy the side curtain airbags before the vehicle touches the ground.

Optional Driver Assisting Technology

Acura RDX DashboardIf you choose to upgrade your Acura RDX to the AcuraWatch or Advance package, you'll get a variety of sophisticated systems designed to provide you with a safer and more secure driving experience. The Adaptive Cruise Control will add convenience and security to your highway commutes. It allows you to set a safe distance as well as speed from the vehicle ahead. It will maintain that distance even when the vehicle ahead slows down.

The Collision Mitigation Braking System™ uses front sensors to determine if a frontal crash is imminent. It will provide enough brake pressure to give you time to get the vehicle to come to a complete stop. The Lane-Keeping Assist system features cameras that will detect if you're straying from your path. It will provide enough brake pressure to prevent your vehicle from drifting further while you regain control of the vehicle. 

Want to learn more about the 2017 Acura RDX and its safety features? Contact us at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo-we're always happy to help drivers from the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo area find out about their favorite vehicles.

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