Acura RDX Awards & Accolades

The 2017 Acura RDX is a powerful, efficient, and stylish midsize SUV. However, we can now add "award winning" to its list of descriptions because of the positive praise that the vehicle has received. At Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo, we're here to highlight some of these awards for our drivers in the Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo area who are currently seeking out a reliable midsize SUV. By listing off some of its notable accolades, we hope it gets you more excited to consider the Acura RDX as your next automotive outing. 

2017 Acura RDX Consumer Awards

Since the Acura RDX is a midsize SUV, it goes under meticulous scrutiny because it's essentially a family car. However, it's a highly rated family car thanks to Kelley Blue Book. The 2017 Acura RDX earned the 2017 5-Year Cost to Own Award,¹ included in the subcategory of Best Luxury Brand. Its stylish appeal and stellar performance has been recognized by Kelley Blue Book, citing that Acura delivers both value and luxury in one cohesive package with the Acura RDX.

U.S. News even recognized the 2017 Acura RDX as a great buy. It earned a spot in the top five of Reliable Luxury Compact SUVs. Due to its strong and efficient performance, mixed with its exceptional safety ratings, this organization has deemed that this vehicle delivers on its promises as being one of the more reliable luxury midsize SUVs in today's market.

Acura RDX Safety Ratings

A major area of focus for drivers, especially for drivers with families, is the vehicle's safety. But while reading about the safety features can be helpful, drivers want to cut to the chase. One of the best ways to determine the safety and security of a vehicle is by looking up its safety ratings.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is one of the leading authorities on assessing the protection offered by new vehicles. They put each vehicle through a series of crash tests to determine any weak spots. When it comes to the 2017 Acura RDX, it performed well enough in each of its specific categories, including both front and side crash, to earn the 5-Star Overall Safety Rating,² even earning five-star ratings in its specific subcategories. This is the highest award given out by the NHTSA.

Another great resource for safety ratings is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Like the NHTSA, this organization also puts each vehicle through meticulous crash tests to assess the protection it offers. The Acura RDX got good ratings in each of its categories, even earning the highly coveted 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+.  The IIHS even assessed the optional driver assisting technology, giving the vehicle a superior rating with its front crash prevention.

Learning More About the 2017 Acura RDX & Its Awards

At Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo, we hope that this article was helpful in showing you how well the Acura RDX was received by both consumers and organizations. You saw how it received great ratings and awards. However, if you'd like to learn more, you can check out this comprehensive review or you can even experience it for yourself by stopping by our dealership. 

At Norm Reeves Acura, we're always committed to helping our drivers in the Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo area find the right vehicle.

¹2017 model-year vehicle's projected cost to own for the initial five-year ownership period is based on the average Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own data which considers depreciation and costs such as fuel and insurance. For more information, visit

²Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit  


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