The IIHS Recognizes the 2017 Acura MDX with 2017 Top Safety Pick+ Award

December 20th, 2016 by

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Acura retains its position as a safety ratings leader with four top IIHS-rated vehicles for 2017, including a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award for the 2017 Acura MDX. Along with its fourth consecutive year boasting the outstanding peace of mind that comes with a Top Safety Pick+ mention, the MDX delivers the several standard cutting-edge driver assistance technologies; if safety is a key concern, you can’t afford to ignore the new MDX.

First-Class Safety Ratings

The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) rates all new vehicles to enter the American market, and they’re constantly tightening the criteria for Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ approval. Nevertheless, the 2017 Acura MDX continued to perform well in crash-tests, receiving a top score of ‘Good’ in Small Overlap Front, Moderate Overlap Front, Side, Roof Strength, and Head Restraints & Seats segments, plus a rating of ‘Superior’ in terms of Frontal Crash Protection.

The entire MDX has been optimized around achieving such excellent safety scores, with Advanced Compatibility Engineering utilized to direct any collision energy away from the passenger compartment to protect occupants from harm.

Safety Features

Like all new Acura models, the MDX equips a multi-angle rearview camera, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), side curtain airbags, advanced front airbags, and front side airbags as standard features.

However, the MDX goes further than even that high standard. Each and every 2017 model comes boasting the following state of the art driver assistance technologies of the AcuraWatch suite:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF)

The 2017 Acura MDX Comes in First for Safety

In light of the 2017 Acura MDX’s first-class interior, powerful drive, and generous comfort and convenience technologies, it can be easy to forget that the line is also a noted favorite among safety authorities thanks to its phenomenal crash-test scores and high standard of safety technology. To find out more, just visit Rallye Acura today – we’re only a short drive from Port Washington and Manhasset.

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