Acura RDX Safety Features

2018 Acura RDX Safety Review

When you want an SUV that'll get you where you're going in style, the 2018 Acura RDX delivers, and it'll get you there safely to boot.

The Acura RDX safety features have earned the highest safety ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)1 and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).2

To help Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo drivers know what safety features to expect from this luxury SUV, Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo created this review. If you have any questions or would like an appointment, please contact us.

2018 Acura RDX Handling

When you're adventuring in the mountains, road tripping to the beach, or just driving to and from work, you can feel safe knowing the handling capabilities in the Acura RDX won't let you down.

This SUV comes standard with a 4-wheel anti-lock braking system with Electronic Brake Distribution that tailors the amount of force applied to each wheel depending on your driving conditions.

The RDX also comes standard with Vehicle Stability Assist™, which prevents over- and under-steering by applying the necessary brake force or reducing engine brake power for safe cornering. The Brake Assist feature also helps you come to a stop more quickly when emergency braking.

Safety Technology in the Acura RDX

The 2018 RDX includes a host of smart safety features that act as an extra set of eyes on the road, so you're less likely to be caught off guard. In fact, the crash avoidance and mitigation features helped earn this SUV a 2018 Top Safety Pick distinction from the IIHS.

These features include an available Blind Spot Information system and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor that alerts you to vehicles in your side and rear blind spots for safer highway merging and parking lot navigation.

The RDX also makes Lane Keeping Assist System available. This feature sends an alert if you veer from your lane. If you don't correct the vehicle on your own, it automatically adjusts the steering to bring you back on course.

While out on the highway, take advantage of the available Adaptive Cruise Control, which adjusts your cruising speed to a safe following distance when approaching a slower-moving vehicle up ahead.

The available Collision Mitigation Braking System™ takes this one step further and sends the driver an alert when they approach an unseen hazard up ahead. If they don't stop quickly enough, the RDX employs autonomous braking to avoid or lessen the potential impact.

2018 RDX Passive Safety

If a collision does occur, you can rest assured that the RDX has a 5-Star Safety Rating from the NHTSA for overall front and side crash ratings.1

The RDX features an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure that redistributes impact around the body of the vehicle to decrease the amount of force experienced inside the cabin. It also utilizes extra braces at the front corners, as well as side-impact door beams to provide extra protection.

In the event of a side impact, the SmartVent™ front side airbags use sensors to deploy and inflate quickly to maximize protection for front seat occupants and decrease the event of an airbag-related injury.

If a rollover situation emerges, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor deploy along the windows to prevent head injuries.

Test Out the 2018 Acura RDX Safety Features

If you want to learn more about the Acura RDX safety ratings and how this SUV can keep you and your family safe during your drives around Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo, contact Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo. Schedule a test drive to try the 2018 Acura RDX Safety features today!


1 Government 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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