The State-of-the-Art 2017 Acura MDX Safety Features

  • 2017 Acura MDX

    After just a short time on the market, the 2017 Acura MDX safety features have already earned recognition for the luxury crossover. Kentucky drivers can rest easy knowing that the NHTSA awarded the MDX a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating,* identifying it as one of the safest crossover options on the road. A combination of active safety, passive safety, and driver assistance features works together to prevent accidents and mitigate their damage when they happen.

Active Safety

Modern safety features have gone well beyond simply reacting to an accident and trying to keep everyone safe. These active safety technologies work together with available 2017 Acura MDX safety features like rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitors, and parking sensors to give the driver a better idea of the world around the MDX and keep them in control.


Acura MDX Vehicle Stability Assist: If this safety feature senses a loss of traction in one or more tires, it can adjust engine torque and wheel speeds to help stabilize the MDX and keep you moving forward.

Acura MDX

Anti-Lock Braking System: It’s natural to slam a foot down on the brake in an emergency, but if the wheels lock up, a car can skid without slowing down. This safety feature automatically pumps the brakes during hard braking to slow the vehicle and prevent wheel lock-up.

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Electronic Brake Distribution: Not all wheels need the same force applied to slow them down due to passenger distribution and road conditions; this safety feature ensures each set of brakes applies the right amount of force for an even slowdown.

Acura MDX

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: This standard safety feature projects multiple views of the road behind the MDX on the in-dash display. Just shift the vehicle into reverse and the camera view pops up for peace of mind when backing up and parking.

Acura MDX

Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Under-inflated tires can cause unpredictable behavior and increase the risk of a flat or a blowout, so the TPMS monitors tire pressure and alerts you with a light on the dash if any tires are low on air and need filling.

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Daytime Running Lights: The MDX standard daytime running lights are engaged whenever your LED Jewel Eye headlights are off, increasing overall visibility of the MDX and letting other drivers know you’re on the road.

Passive Safety

Sometimes accidents simply can’t be avoided, and the 2017 Acura MDX safety features include reactive—or “passive”—technologies that have been engineered to keep passengers safe during a collision, minimizing the risk of injury.

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure: The very frame of the MDX is built for safety, made of multiple structural elements to improve crash performance and featuring extra braces in the areas where collisions are most likely.
  • Seat Belts: Three-point seat belts are in place for each of the seven seating positions of the 2017 Acura MDX, helping to secure driver and passengers during an accident.
  • Airbags: The MDX airbag array includes SmartVent side airbags, dual-stage multi-threshold front airbags, side curtain airbags, and a driver knee airbag and are designed to deploy with enough force to cushion occupants during an accident.

Driver-Assist Technology

Acura has been propelling safety technologies into the future year after year, and the new model year is no different. The 2017 Acura MDX safety features include driver assistance technologies from the AcuraWatch package of safety tech. These advanced features use radar and camera technology to monitor the road, alert the driver to potential accident-causing situations, and work to prevent them.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control: A radar system on the MDX tracks the speeds of other vehicles on the road and automatically adjusts cruise control settings to keep pace with them.
  • Forward Collision Warning: The radar sensors of Adaptive Cruise Control can also detect when the MDX is approaching a vehicle too quickly and issue audio and visual warnings to alert the driver.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking: If the MDX is on course for a frontal collision and the driver hasn’t responded, this safety feature can actually engage the brakes automatically to slow or stop the vehicle and mitigate the damage.
  • Lane Departure Warning: MDX models feature forward-facing cameras that track the markings on the road and can sense if the vehicle is drifting to the left or the right. If it senses a lane change without a signal, it issues a warning to bring the driver’s attention back to the road.
  • Lane Keeping Assist: If the MDX continues to drift after a Lane Departure Warning alert, this safety system is able to re-center the MDX by giving the wheel a gentle nudge to keep the vehicle in its lane.
  • Road Departure Mitigation: This advanced safety feature uses a monocular camera to track common roadside markers and alert the driver if the MDX appears to be leaving the pavement. Steering and brake assist are available to keep the MDX from going off-road unintentionally.
Acura MDX

Test Drive an MDX

These advanced safety features are all seamlessly integrated into the design of the MDX for one of the most elegant luxury crossovers we’ve had the pleasure of carrying. Visit a Kentucky Acura Dealer near you today to get behind the wheel and see all the safety features the MDX brings to the road.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
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