Motor Trend’s Safest SUV of 2019 is Acura RDX
A lot of technology and the touch of fine leather. Sporty performance and sexy looks. The Acura RDX is a lot of things and offers incredible value for a luxury SUV. But if your criteria for a new vehicle checklist includes a box for safety, can the RDX answer the bell?
That’s a resounding yes. Motor Trend’s list of the Safest SUVs of 2019 is topped by this luxury model. What makes it better than other midsize SUVs in its segment? Here are a few of the features that make the 2019 RDX a great choice for safety-conscious buyers.
Any collisions or near-misses you’ve heard about with distracted driving have one thing in common: lack of focus on the road. The RDX has features that help mitigate accidents from momentary lapses in concentration. They include:
- Standard AcuraWatch technologies like Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Road Departure Mitigation.
- Available Blind Spot Awareness and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor.
- A Head-Up Display to project important info on your windshield.
- LED daytime running lights for exceptional visibility in subpar conditions.
The Acura RDX is elegant and sophisticated, yet designed with your family’s safety in mind. Its crash test ratings with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) shows it earning good ratings where it matters the most – in collisions. It has the best of the Top Safety Pick designations with a Top Safety Pick+ rank.
Whether you choose the base RDX, the Technology Package, the Advance Package, or the A-Spec trim, you’ll be able to integrate your phone’s connectivity. All trims include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment along with Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming. It doesn’t matter which audio system you have – Acura Premium, ELS Studio, or ELS Studio 3D – you’ll get these important features.
Safe handling comes from a perfectly engineered powertrain. The RDX offers a 272-hp 2.0L turbocharged engine as standard on all trims along with a 10-speed automatic transmission. You can opt for a front-wheel-drive model but the best traction comes with an AWD-equipped model that sticks you to the road the best.
In KCMO, find the 2020 Acura RDX in stock right now at Jay Wolfe Acura. Choose one of its four trim levels for the right luxury SUV at a fantastic price.
*RDX 272 Horsepower at 6500 rpm SAE net. The 2019 RDX has been awarded the coveted 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of its crash-safety performance.