What is the Safety Rating of the 2023 Acura MDX?

June 30th, 2023 by

MDX Safety Rating

What is The Safest Acura?

Is the Acura MDX a safe car? The answer is yes, the Acura MDX is one of the safest ways to travel Aurora, Boulder and the Denver metro area of Colorado – and we’re not the only ones who think so! Receiving stellar scores from both the NHTSA* and IIHS**, the 2023 Acura MDX is in a class of its own. Get to know the features and technology behind this best-selling model, and take your test drive at Fisher Acura!

2023 Acura MDX Safety Rating: NHTSA*

Each year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducts thorough safety testing for each new car on the market. The Acura MDX safety rating earned the highest overall score of 5 stars out of 5, impressing reviewers across the board.

Look at the Sub Scores for the Acura MDX Safety Rating:

Overall Safety Rating: 5-Stars

Overall Front Star Rating: 4-Stars

  • Front Driver Side: 4-Stars
  • Front Passenger Side: 4-Stars

Overall Side Star Rating: 5-Stars

  • Side Barrier and Pole Front Seat: 5-Stars
  • Side Barrier and Pole Rear Seat: 5-Stars

Rollover Star Rating: 5-Stars

2023 Acura MDX Safety Rating: IIHS**

In addition to the NHTSA 2023 Acura safety rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also conducts their own independent testing to assess the performance of each new car as it debuts. And yet again, the Acura MDX earned high scores for its phenomenal components and features.

Explore the 2023 Acura MDX Safety Rating below:


  • Small Overlap Front – Driver-side: Good
  • Small Overlap Front – Passenger-side: Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side – Original Test: Good
  • Roof Strength: Good
  • Head Restraints and Seats: Good

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

  • Headlights: Good
  • Standard Front Crash Prevention – Vehicle-to-vehicle: Superior
  • Standard Front Crash Prevention – Vehicle-to-pedestrian: Superior

Seat Belts and Child Restraints

  • LATCH Ease-of-use: Good+

Explore the Acura Lineup at Fisher Acura

So, is the Acura MDX a safe car? As you can see, it passes every test with flying colors. Why not schedule a test drive at Fisher Acura in Boulder, CO today? Our knowledgable Acura sales team can get the keys in your hand, so don’t hesitate to contact us for any additional information

More from Fisher Acura

  • 2025 Acura RDX Preview

    The Acura RDX is a popular luxury SUV that turns heads all over Colorado’s roads. While the current RDX inventory is packed with fantastic options, what do we know about the Acura RDX redesign for 2025? Fisher Acura in Colorado is here with everything we know so far about the 2025 Acura RDX. While many…

  • 2024 Acura RDX Specs

    The Acura RDX isn’t a run-of-the-mill SUV. In addition to its gorgeous design and upscale cabin, this SUV gets your adrenaline pumping with its legendary performance. Even the most mundane drives will become unforgettable adventures when you’re behind the wheel of this beast of a vehicle. In this guide, we’ll cover the following details: Acura…

  • 2024 Acura RDX Interior

      You can take luxury to new heights with the Acura RDX interior. There are many premium SUVs available for purchase, only a few can compare to what this Acura crossover offers. From the advanced technology to the bespoke comfort features, this Acura interior is meant for the discerning Denver driver. Want to explore the…

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov. Model tested with standard side airbags.

**Top Safety Pick based on 31 mph side-impact crash test, 40 mph frontal-offset crash test, 20 mph rear-impact test, roof strength testing, and the availability of ESC. Test performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For details, visit www.iihs.org.