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Acura RDX Achieves the Top U.S. Government Safety Rating

MARKHAM, ON. (Aug. 20, 2015) – The 2016 RDX is the latest Acura to earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).  

“Customers expect luxury vehicles to have top safety performance and Acura is leading the way with advanced safety and driver assistive technologies,” said Dave Gardner, senior vice president of operations, Honda Canada Inc. “Providing leading safety performance and technology has always been a core characteristic of the Acura brand and our commitment to Acura customers.”  

Refreshed for 2016, the Acura RDX boasts more advanced safety technology than ever before. The AcuraWatch™ suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies is now standard on all 2016 RDX models. AcuraWatch™ can help improve the driver’s situational awareness and, in certain circumstances, intervene to help avoid a collision or mitigate its severity. AcuraWatch™ features for the 2016 RDX include Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control and available Blind Spot Information with rear Cross Traffic Monitor. Reinforcing our commitment to safety, AcuraWatch™ is now available across the entire Acura lineup.

To further improve frontal collision performance, the 2016 Acura RDX offers enhanced crash safety design with numerous changes to its next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. Incorporated in the 2016 RDX, the next-generation ACE™ design utilizes a network of connected structural elements to help distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle, enhancing occupant protection and crash compatibility in front collisions.

The 2016 model year RDX received several new luxury improvements beyond safety performance, including a more powerful 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) cylinder-deactivation technology and retuned AWD with Intelligent Control system featuring increased rear torque bias that further enhances dynamic stability and all-weather performance. The 2016 RDX is the latest to receive Acura’s signature JewelEye™ LED headlights and LED taillights, restyled front and rear fascias and new wheel designs, among other prestigious upgrades.