At Acura, Safety Through Innovation is based on the idea that an advanced driving experience starts with advanced safety features. This guiding principle is reinforced through the extensive number of standard safety features and use of innovative technologies you'll find in all Acura vehicles.
The innovative Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE) body structure adopts a high-tensile, high-efficiency steel body structure to provide enhanced protection from a multi-directional collision. ACE reduces the concentrated force of a frontal impact by absorbing energy over a large area and dispersing it away from the occupants of the cabin. Additionally, ACE is designed to help reduce occupant injuries caused by misalignment in collisions between vehicles of different sizes.
The advanced co-operative Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system with Traction Control will automatically detect and correct understeer or oversteer situations, sometimes before you’re even aware there’s a problem. The system intuitively analyzes the conditions and then reduces throttle and/or applies braking toindividual wheels. Should a loss of traction occur on a slippery surface, Traction Control will help compensate to get you safely underway.
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) helps maintain steering control when braking hard on wet, slippery or loose surfaces, while Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) balances braking forces at each wheel to help compensate for cargo and passenger weight distribution inside the cabin. Plus, there is a Brake Assist feature that senses a panic stop and applies maximum braking power to help you stop quickly.
Maximum safety is achieved with six airbags designed to protect all occupants inside the cabin. Depending on the point and force of impact, the MDX will deploy dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags (SRS) that activate at one of two rates depending on the degree of the impact; front side airbags with the innovative passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) that will not release if the system detects a small-sized or improperly positioned passenger; and side curtain airbags with a state-of-the-art rollover sensor. Plus, for the driver and passenger, active head restraints provide excellent neck protection in case of rear impact.
Correct tire pressure is critical to safety, performance and fuel efficiency. Enter the MDX's Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which continually monitors the air pressure in each tire. If pressure drops in any of your tires, a transponder attached to the wheel's valve stem transmits the information to a receiver, and a warning appears on your instrument panel, indicating which tire requires attention.
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