2023 Acura MDX Safety and Reliability

Acura MDX Reliability Rating

2023 MDX Safety

The NHTSA has conducted a crash review of the Acura MDX, with FWD models scoring a full five stars overall. The AWD model was only subjected to frontal crash and side crash tests, for which it scored four- and five-star results, respectively.

The safety review of the Acura MDX from the IIHS returned the best possible Top Safety Pick+ result. It scored maximum ratings for every crash test, and the same goes for crash avoidance and mitigation.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 MDX Key Safety Features

Acura includes a very generous standard safety suite consisting of collision mitigation braking, advanced pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, blind-spot monitoring, auto high beams, and rear cross-traffic alert. In addition to this, it has a full suite of airbags including front knee airbags and all of the traditional safety acronyms. There are only slight differences between the base model and the higher trims. Parking sensors front and rear are available from the Technology Package upwards, as is low-speed braking control. The Advance Package also comes with a head-up warning display and a surround-view camera system. Every other model is equipped with a multi-view rearview camera with dynamic guidelines.

Acura MDX Trims3.5L3.5L with Technology Package3.5L with A-Spec Package3.5L with Advance PackageType SType S with Advance Package
Back-Up CameraSSSSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertSSSSSS
Rear Parking AidN/ASSSSS
Blind Spot MonitorSSSSSS
Lane Departure WarningSSSSSS
Lane Keeping AssistSSSSSS
Night VisionN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSSSSS
Brake AssistSSSSSS
Stability ControlSSSSSS
Traction ControlSSSSSS

2023 MDX Reliability

A J.D. Power gives the Acura MDX an overall consumer rating of 77 out of 100, with reliability scoring a decent 78. According to the NHTSA, no recalls have yet affected the new Acura MDX SUV. With its well-known V6 engine and Honda's excellent reputation for reliability, the MDX should be a dependable vehicle. Each new purchase is covered by a four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty with roadside assistance for the same period. The powertrain is covered for six years/70,000 miles, and there is a two-year/24,000-mile maintenance plan.


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    6 Years \ 70,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Maintenance:
    2 Years \ 24,000 Miles
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