2014 Acura MDX and RLX achieve TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings, while 2014
Acura TL earn TOP SAFETY PICK status
MARKHAM, ON, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The all-new 2014 Acura MDX and 2014
RLX, have earned the highest-available collision safety rating of TOP
SAFETY PICK+ from the U.S. Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), while
the 2014 TL performance luxury sedan each achieved a TOP SAFETY PICK
These accomplishments come on top of the 2014 MDX and 2014 RDX having
recently received a top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA). In addition, each received 5-Stars on each of
the frontal and side impact crash tests, and each scored 4-Stars for
rollover resistance in the NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
Significantly, both the MDX and RLX achieved the TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating
while also improving fuel efficiency to class-leading levels. While
employing Acura's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™
(ACE™) body structure, the RLX and MDX reduce the overall mass of each
vehicle by 125 kg (275 pounds).
"Through the ingenuity and commitment of our engineers, we are
demonstrating that safety performance and fuel efficiency don't have to
be competing values," said Jim Keller, vice president of Honda R&D
Americas, and the chief engineer who led the development of MDX. "We
are very proud of the performance of MDX in all of the consumer
collision safety rating tests."
Acura products have class-leading levels of collision performance, as
reflected in the top-level safety ratings from the IIHS and NHTSA. To
achieve an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK rating, vehicles must receive GOOD
ratings in Moderate Overlap Fontal, Side, Rollover and Rear tests and
GOOD or ACCEPTABLE in the Small Overlap Front test. TOP SAFETY PICK+
vehicles must achieve these same results along with providing forward
collision warning and/or braking systems.
Acura MDX and RLX offer a rich array of safety and driver-assistive
technologies, including the next generation ACE™ body structure, and the available Collision Mitigation Braking, Forward
Collision Warning, Blind Spot Information, Lane Departure Warning, and
Lane Keeping Assist systems.
Key safety and drivers assistive technologies and features of the 2014
Acura MDX and 2014 RLX include:
Available Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Available Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Available Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
Available Blind Spot Information (BSI)
Available Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Available Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
Pre-tensioning driver and front passenger seatbelts
Driver's knee airbag
Multi-View Rear Camera
Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc. The Acura
lineup features six distinctive models including the RLX luxury
performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX sedan, the
ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV and the MDX
luxury sport utility vehicle.
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More information abound IIHS can be found at http://www.iihs.org/
More information about NHTSA and NCAP is available at http://www.safercar.gov/
SOURCE: Acura Canada
For further information:
Maki Inoue (905) 888-4416
Laura Heasman (905) 888-4586