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2022 Acura MDX ears IIHS Top Safety Pick+

2022 Acura MDX
The 2022 Acura MDX has earned the best-possible Top Safety Pick + rating from the IIHS.

Off to a very good start, the totally redesigned 2022 Acura MDX has taken home a best-possible Top Safety Pick + rating from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The MDX garnered a Top Safety Pick + ranking by achieving “GOOD” ratings in all its crashworthiness tests, including the demanding passenger-side small overlap test. The MDX also earned a “SUPERIOR” rating for its Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), plus “GOOD” for its standard JewelEye LED headlamps.

2022 Acura MDX
The MDX’ standard JewelEye LED headlamps helped it earn the highest possible IIHS ranking.

A full assortment of standard AcuraWatch advanced driver assistive and automated safety technologies allowed the MDX to earn such high marks, including the just-noted CMBS, plus Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Road Departure Mitigation.

By achieving top-tier status with the IIHS, the new MDX joins other Acura models that have already earned the same rating, including 2021 model year versions of the RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the TLX sport luxury sedan that achieved the ranking in February of this year.

2022 Acura MDX
The new MDX is filled with top-tier safety and driver assistive system, like this available 360-degree surround parking camera system.

Acura is already offering up to $1,000 in additional incentives on the new 2022 MDX, while Autonewsca members purchasing new 2020 models (no 2021 model was offered) are experiencing average savings of more than $6,000. The Japanese luxury brand is also offering factory leasing and financing rates from zero percent on 2020 models.

Find out how a Autonewsca membership can save you thousands when purchasing your next new vehicle, by informing you about all the latest manufacturer offers, and by providing you with dealer invoice pricing that can keep thousands in your wallet when it comes time to negotiate your deal. Also, make sure to download their free app, so you can always have the most critical car buying info close at hand in order to save as much money as possible.

Story credits: Trevor Hofmann

Photo credits: Acura

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