Acura RDX earns 5-star NCAP crash rating for 2016

The company claims to be the only luxury brand with top government safety ratings across its entire lineup.

Acura's 2016 RDX has earned top crashworthiness ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program.

The crossover has earned a five-star overall rating, with top scores in both the frontal- and side-crash scenarios. Rollover risk was calculated to reach 15.5 percent, with a four-star rating.

The company claims to be the only luxury brand to earn top honors in the NCAP program for its entire current model line. It is the sixth time the company has offered a full family of five-star vehicles.

Refreshed for the 2016 model year, the RDX introduces a few more safety features that were not available with the previous edition. The safety suite now includes collision-mitigation braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring.

"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 Acura model line," said Acura VP Jon Ikeda.

The RDX has not yet been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The company has received top ratings from the IIHS for the rest of its lineup, though the TLX will be disqualified from Top Safety Pick status for the 2016 model year if its small-overlap performance does not improve from 'acceptable' to 'good.'

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