2013-11-01 12:01:41

2014 Acura MDX and RDX Reach Top NHTSA Accident Ratings

While other companies are fighting to meet standards set by new crash examinations, Honda and Acura are putting out winners, at least according to the latest round of NHTSA crash examination.  

Acura proudly informed today that its two crossovers received a 5-star overall car score by NHTSA, thanks to magnificent performance in both front and side impact exams. While both impact tests resulted in a 5-star rating, the vehicles also reached an acceptable 4-star rating for rollover resistance.

With these top scores from NHTSA, Acura wants its vehicles to get the top “good” rating from the IIHS in the recently presented frontal overlap crash test, a score that several companies are seeing. As a result the brand also hopes the MDX will earn the “Top Safety Pick+” rating from the IIHS and believes the RDX is good for a “Top Safety Pick” as well.

This marks a bit of a streak for the Japanese company, as its Civic compact and Odyssey minivan both received top marks recently for crash safety. Such a success should help Honda and Acura win marks with customers especially after 400,000 cars were called back for faulty air-bag sensors.