The 2019 Acura MDX Safety

The 2019 Acura MDX is a three-row luxury crossover SUV that is well-equipped with comfort and technology inside, and is powerful and capable on the road. Coming in a traditional engine or a hybrid engine option along with available AWD, the MDX also offers impressive performance. notes that “convenience and efficiency play a big part in vehicle utility and the Acura MDX capitalizes on the space it occupies.” It’s the MDX’s design, safety features, and driver-assistive technology that earns its top safety ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS, making it one of the safest vehicles on the road.

  • Top safety ratings for crashworthiness, crash avoidance, and more
  • Active safety features enhance performance, even on slippery roads
  • AcuraWatch suite of driver-assistive technology includes crash warning and prevention systems

Safety Ratings

The MDX earns top safety ratings, including the highest 5-star rating from the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for Overall Front, Front Driver Side, Front Passenger Side, Overall Side Rating, and more. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the MDX a Top Safety Pick+, the highest rating given by the institute. The honor recognizes vehicles that earn the top scores in crashworthiness, crash avoidance, headlights, and more.

Next Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure

Safety in the MDX begins with its innovative design. The Next Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure utilizes a complex network of structural elements that absorb crash energy and distributes it evenly around the MDX and around the occupants sitting inside the cabin. It also minimizes the amount of force that gets transferred to the other vehicle involved in the collision, keeping everyone on the road safer.

Airbags and Seat Belts

2019 Acura MDX Interior Alcantara trim seats

The MDX includes a list of important passive safety features includes airbags and seat belts. These features may go on unnoticed at first glance, but are there to keep you safe when you need them most.

  • Advanced Front Airbags
  • Front Side Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
  • Driver’s Knee Airbag
  • 3-Point Height-Adjustable Front Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System and Load Limiters
  • 3-Point Seat Belts
  • LATCH Child-seat Mounting System

Braking and Safety Performance Systems

The active safety features in the MDX include braking systems as well as other features that enhance performance, even in bad weather conditions. These features help the MDX maintain good tractive control with the road, come to a complete stop more quickly in an emergency braking situation, and ensures the MDX is clearly visible to other drivers on the road with LED Daytime Running Lights.

  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Location and Pressure Indicators
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
2019 Acura MDX Auto High Beams


AcuraWatch is a package of driver-assistive technology designed to help drivers drive more safely. The package is standard on every model of the MDX and includes systems that warn, prevent, and mitigate incidents and collisions.

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning System

Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines

Every model of the MDX comes equipped with a multi-view rear camera that allows drivers to check their surroundings before reversing. It helps drivers see smaller obstacles that would be too low to see using the mirrors alone. And with dynamic guidelines, drivers can maneuver in and out of tight spaces with ease. The camera includes three angles, each offering an optimal view for different driving situations.

Blind Spot Information System

Starting with the Technology package, the MDX comes equipped with a Blind Spot Information System with Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. If the system detects a vehicle in the blind spot zone on either side of the MDX, an icon will illuminate on that side’s windshield pillar. If the driver activates the turn signal and there is a vehicle in that zone, the icon light will flash to notify the driver that it is not safe to change lanes.

2019 Acura MDX Surround View Camera

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