2020 Acura RDX: America’s Retail Best-Selling Compact Luxury SUV Earns Highest Possible Safety Award from IIHS

  • RDX earns highest possible 2020 IIHS safety rating
  • RDX continues as the retail best-selling compact luxury SUV since launch

The 2020 Acura RDX has earned the highest possible safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2020 RDX qualified for TOP SAFETY PICK+ by earning a top rating of “GOOD” in all crashworthiness tests, a “SUPERIOR” rating for its Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), part of its standard AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technology, and standard “GOOD” rated headlights. The RDX is the number one retail-selling model in luxury’s largest segment, the number two luxury SUV in America, and the number three luxury model overall since going on-sale in June 20181.

Developed by the company’s U.S. R&D team, the 2020 RDX has the newest generation of Acura's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, new high-strength steel door stiffener rings, and for the first time, eight airbags, including new driver and front-passenger knee airbags. RDX also features the AcuraWatch™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and Road Departure Mitigation. Acura JewelEye™ LED headlights help RDX achieve its best-in-class ratings.

To earn the 2020 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle must earn good crashworthiness ratings in all test modes, including the challenging passenger-side small overlap test. It also needs available front crash prevention (standard on RDX) that earns an advanced or superior rating in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian testing and standard good- or acceptable- rated headlights.

This is the first generation of Acura RDX to be designed and developed in America. Like its predecessor, the 2020 RDX is manufactured in East Liberty, Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts, with the powertrain produced at the company’s plants in Ohio and Georgia.

Acura Commitment to Safety
Acura is advancing safety through innovations in vehicle technology and design, including its AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, now standard on every new Acura sedan and SUV. AcuraWatch™ technologies include Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow (ACC) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM).

About Acura
Acura delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of exceptional quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America's all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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1. Based on Urban Science DataHub™ retail sales June 2018-December 2019.