Enjoy Greater Peace of Mind Thanks to 2017 Acura RDX Safety Features

  • Acura RDX

    When you’re shopping for a luxury vehicle, the most current safety features are some of the amenities you expect to find onboard—designed to keep you and your loved ones safe when you’re out on the road.

    Among the offerings of the 2017 Acura RDX, safety features and driver-assist technologies are state of the art and abundant.

    Hit the road with greater peace of mind behind the wheel of this luxury crossover SUV. Keep reading to learn more!

Standard Safety Features

Among the safety and driver-assist features found in each RDX model, the following are some of the technologies that come standard in each trim level:


Acura RDX Multi-View Rear Camera

Multi-View Rear Camera: A multi-view rear camera is found onboard each Acura RDX model. When the vehicle is shifted into reverse, this camera instantly delivers live images of what is behind the RDX. Three separate views—normal, wide-angle, and top-down—let the driver select the best view for the current situation. (Dynamic guidelines are offered in the higher trim levels to further help drivers judge the distance between the RDX and obstacles in its path.)

Acura RDX driving in snowy conditions

VSA with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering: The Vehicle Stability Assist system, which comes standard across the full RDX lineup, is designed to reduce dangerous oversteer and understeer. A variety of sensors are employed to constantly monitor factors like vehicle speed, individual wheel speed, throttle position, and more. When possible understeer and oversteer are detected, the system reduces engine torque and uses the vehicle’s ABS to send braking power to the wheels that need it. Traction control and motion adaptive steering further help stabilize the RDX in slippery conditions.

Acura RDX Seating

Smart Seat Belts: Standard safety belts for the driver and passengers alike feature an automatic tensioning system. This advanced system is designed to help protect vehicle occupants when accidents occur. If the RDX is involved in a collision, this system tightens both the shoulder and lap belts just milliseconds after the crash happens, positioning people firmly in their seats. If the collision is high-speed and severe and deceleration force exceeds a predetermined level, the automatic tensioning system will release a small amount of seatbelt webbing to mitigate the seatbelt retention force.

Acura RDX Airbag Logo

Intelligent Airbags: The Acura RDX’s advanced airbag system includes standard intelligent features. The SmartVent front side airbags are made to not only quickly deploy and inflate, optimizing the protection potential for vehicle occupants, but also to vent before fully inflating if a passenger is detected in the path of airbag deployment, thus reducing the risk of an airbag-related injury. Additionally, all of the RDX’s outboard seats have accompanying side curtain airbags with rollover sensors. Should a rollover accident occur, a roll-rate sensor and various G sensors will go into action to gauge the rate of roll and accordingly deploy the side curtain airbags.

Safety Upgrades

Other cutting-edge driver-assist features are offered for the higher Acura RDX trim levels. Included among them are:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System: The Acura RDX’s Collision Mitigation Braking System constantly monitors traffic conditions and warns the driver if a possible collision is detected. If an unavoidable accident is sensed, this sophisticated system can automatically apply braking power to help reduce the impact of the crash or even avoid it altogether.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System: Using a monocular camera, the RDX’s Lane Keeping Assist System reads lane markings on the road and then employs the vehicle’s steering system to help the driver stay within the detected travel lane. If the system detects that the vehicle is drifting from the center of its lane, corrective steering torque is applied to help maneuver it back again.
  • Blind Spot Information System: Another state-of-the-art driver-assist feature onboard the Acura RDX, this system constantly monitors blind-spot areas on the outside of the vehicle by using radar sensors on the rear bumpers. When another automobile enters the RDX’s blind spot, a visual alert is issued to let the driver know. If the driver activates a turn signal in the direction where another vehicle is detected, both visual and audible warnings are issued.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor: Further helping protect drivers from the things they can’t see is a Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. When a driver is operating in reverse, this feature goes into action, using sensors to detect vehicles that are approaching from either side and then alerting the driver to their presence. This helps RDX drivers avoid collisions with vehicles that are approaching from the side when they are backing up.
Acura RDX

Experience the Cutting-Edge Safety of the Acura RDX

Consumers can further explore the 2017 Acura RDX’s advanced safety features and other exceptional amenities in person at any Chicagoland Acura Dealers location. Come in and see us or contact us today to learn more about the RDX and to take this impressive luxury crossover for a test drive!

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