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Acura lineup sweeps NHTSA 5 Star safety rating

2016 Acura RDX earns National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) overall 5 tar safety rating, This gives Acura a 5 star safety rating across the entire lineup; the only luxury nameplate in 2015 to do so.


Thursday news found Acura's premium 2016 RDX SUV bestowed with yet another accolade. In this instance, Acura’s best selling 2 row SUV has earned the U.S. Government’s much coveted NHTSA’s "New Car Assessment Program" (NCAP) 5 Star overall vehicle safety rating. This event marks the 6th time in Acura’s history that the mark has achieved an across the lineup 5 star safety rating.

A word from Acura' s chief Jon Ikeda

“Customers expect luxury vehicles to have top safety performance, and Acura is leading the way with advanced safety and driver assistive technologies that helped us earn the top safety rating across the entire model line,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager, Acura Division. “ Providing leading safety performance and technology has always been a core characteristic of the Acura Brand and our commitment to Acura customers,” said Mr. Ikeda.

Acura’s superior ACE ™ body structure, Acura Watch ™

While Acura-Torque News hopes that the majority of Acura owners will never require the impact deflecting qualities or rigidity of Acura’s superior ACE ™ body structure,(enhanced crash safety design) this technology combined with AcuraWatch ™ suite of active accident avoidance and driver - assist technologies, can and does save lives.

We’ve experienced the advantage of Acura Watch technologies while driving RLX in San Francisco Bay area traffic; it does work!

2016 Acura RDX: Well priced, most advanced premium 2 row on the market

After driving 2016 Acura RDX at length, Acura-Torque News rates Acura’s 2 row SUV as fun to drive, quiet and fuel thrifty. It’s Acura’s premium SUV that’s just big enough, happy at home on and off the road, yet refined and dressy enough to take out on a night on the town without excuses.

While it won’t (quite) drive itself, RDX does feature several autonomous-like driving features, including collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring. You may catch our latest RDX review here.

Congratulations to our friends at Acura, well done!