The all-new 2019 Acura RDX has received the highest safety rating possible from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – Top Safety Pick+. And unlike some other models, which only receive the highest IIHS rating with upgraded headlights, the base RDX received the highest rating.

2019 Acura RDX Review

To earn the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS 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. A vehicle’s available front crash prevention system must also earn an advanced or superior rating, while its headlights have to receive at least a good rating.

The 2019 RDX received a good rating in all of the crash worthiness tests, which includes the new passenger-side small overlap test. The RDX’s front crash prevention system also avoided collisions in IIHS track tests at 12 and 25 mph. While the base RDX’s headlights received a good rating, what’s interesting is that the curve-adaptive headlights that come with the highest Advance trim, received the lower acceptable rating.

Source: IIHS