2017 Acura MDX Wins Top Safety Pick+ Rating

February 2nd, 2017 by

The 2017 Acura MDX is a remarkable vehicle. It’s a three-row luxury crossover that offers efficiency, versatility, and performance. It provides everything that Biloxi area families want out of a premium SUV. It’s also one of the safest vehicles on the road today according to the latest safety scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The Acura MDX received the best possible Top Safety Pick+ rating from that organization, and unlike the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration scores, the IIHS includes collision prevention technology in their ratings. Find out more about how the MDX scored so well in IIHS testing here at Joe Bullard Acura!

Acura Scores Top Safety Pick+

This is the fourth consecutive year that the Acura MDX has achieved the best possible Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It should come as no surprise that it took home the ranking once again. What you might not realize is that the Top Safety Pick+ rating keeps getting harder and harder to achieve.

The 2017 Top Safety Pick+ rating requires that vehicles earn the best possible Good score in all five crashworthiness tests, as well as either a Superior or Advanced score in the Front Crash Prevention Category. New for 2017 is the addition of a headlight rating: new vehicles must achieve either Acceptable or Good Headlight scores.

The Acura MDX did all of the above. Its scores are as follows:

  • Small Overlap Front Crashworthiness: Good
  • Moderate overlap Front Crashworthiness: Good
  • Side Crashworthiness: Good
  • Roof Strength: Good
  • Head Restraints and Seats: Good
  • Front Crash Prevention: Superior
  • Headlights: Acceptable
  • Child Seat Anchors Ease of Use: Acceptable

It’s also important to note that the Acura MDX comes standard with many features that are optional on other vehicles. It gets Lane Keeping Assist System, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow, and Road Departure Mitigation, all standard. While some vehicles might achieve the Top Safety Pick+ rating with optional equipment, the Acura MDX does so even in the base model.  

Visit Joe Bullard Acura

Visit Joe Bullard Acura and test drive the 2017 Acura MDX today to find out more about the advanced safety and security features that this Acura offers. We’re a local Daphne and Biloxi area Acura dealership and you can stop by or schedule a test drive now here at Joe Bullard Acura, or you can stop by our showroom at 1151 E I-65 Service Rd. S. in Mobile, AL, or give us a call at 251-237-9447.

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