2019 Acura RDX Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award

Official launch from Acura Media Newsroom: Aug 14, 2018 – TORRANCE, Calif. Highest Potential IIHS security rankings amongst all compact luxurious SUVs Again-to-back file months earn new RDX retail best-selling title The 2019 Acura RDX has earned the very best attainable award and security rankings of any automobile in its class from the Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS). The 2019 RDX certified for TOP SAFETY PICK+ due to a high ranking of “GOOD” in all crashworthiness assessments, commonplace AcuraWatch™ energetic security know-how that earns a superior ranking, and accessible good-rated headlights. The all-new RDX went on-sale June 1, recording back-to-back month-to-month gross sales information in June and July to take the lead as America’s #1 retail-selling compact luxurious SUV for 20181. In line with the IIHS, “The 2019 Acura RDX excelled in our six crashworthiness evaluations, together with the roof power check. Our testing equipment utilized over 21,000 lbs of drive to the RDX’s roof earlier than it crushed 5 inches. That’s greater than 5 instances the burden of the automobile.” “The 2019 Acura RDX presents the very best stage of normal security and driver-assistance options in its class, so incomes class-leading security rankings is a powerful proof level of the know-how and design innovation we’re bringing to the sport,” mentioned Jon Ikeda, Acura vice chairman & common supervisor. Developed by the corporate’s U.S. R&D crew, the 2019 RDX has the latest technology of Acura’s Superior Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique construction, new high-strength metal door stiffener rings, and for the primary time, eight airbags, together with new driver and front-passenger knee airbags. Moreover, RDX options the AcuraWatch suite of security and driver-assisitive applied sciences as commonplace tools, together with Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Adaptive Cruise Management with Low-Pace Comply with, and Highway Departure Mitigation. RDX additionally options Acura JewelEye™ LED headlights to assist obtain its best-in-class rankings. To earn the 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a automobile should earn good rankings within the driver-side small overlap entrance, reasonable overlap entrance, facet, roof power and head restraint assessments and an appropriate or good ranking within the passenger-side small overlap check. It additionally wants accessible entrance crash prevention that earns a sophisticated or superior ranking and accessible good-rated headlights. The RDX’s base headlights are rated good. The curve-adaptive headlights geared up with the Advance trim are rated acceptable. 2019 Acura RDX Debuting the next-generation of Acura design, efficiency and know-how, and the mannequin’s first-ever A-Spec variant, the all-new 2019 Acura RDX went on-sale June 1 at Acura dealerships nationwide with a class-leading array of premium options and applied sciences and a Producer’s Recommended Retail Value (MSRP2) beginning at $37,300 (excluding $995 vacation spot and dealing with). The 2019 RDX is constructed on an all-new, Acura-exclusive physique and chassis structure and incorporates a bunch of recent premium options and applied sciences, together with Acura’s True Touchpad® Interface (commonplace), an ultra-wide panoramic moonroof (commonplace), Acura ELS Studio 3D™ premium audio, and next-generation Acura sport seats with as much as 16-way energy adjustment. The all-new RDX is powered by a direct-injected and turbocharged 2.Zero-liter, 16-valve powerplant with DOHC VTEC® valvetrain mated to the phase’s solely 10-speed automated transmission (10AT). Peak output of 272 horsepower (SAE internet) and 280 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE internet) bests RDX’s key opponents and delivers 40 % extra low-end torque than the outgoing three.5L V6 for highly effective acceleration. The 2019 Acura RDX is the primary RDX to be designed and developed in America. Like its predecessor, the brand new RDX is manufactured in East Liberty, Ohio, utilizing home and globally sourced elements, with the powertrain produced on the firm’s vegetation in Ohio and Georgia. About Acura Acura is a number one automotive luxurious nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Efficiency, representing the unique values of the Acura model – a dedication to evocative styling, excessive efficiency and modern engineering, all constructed on a basis of high quality and reliability. The Acura lineup options six distinctive fashions – the RLX premium, luxurious sedan, the TLX efficiency luxurious sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxurious crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxurious SUV and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a brand new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Efficiency. 5 of the six fashions within the Acura lineup are made solely in central Ohio utilizing home and globally sourced elements, together with the ILX and TLX luxurious sports activities sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxurious SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is constructed to order on the Efficiency Manufacturing Middle in Marysville, Ohio. For Extra Data Further media data together with pricing, options and high-resolution pictures is on the market at AcuraNews.com. Shopper data is on the market at Acura.com. Comply with Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels. 1. Primarily based on City Science retail gross sales knowledge 2018CYTD July. 2. Producer’s Recommended Retail Value (MSRP) excluding tax, license, registration, $995 vacation spot cost and choices. Supplier costs could differ. [Source: Acura]