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rflagg said:
As an FYI, have a look at this article:

Dangers lurk for kids in popular third-row seats

"When a minivan with a third-row occupant is hit from behind, the occupant is killed half the time, according to a Ford Motor analysis."
Notice the quote is from FORD? Well that may be true with Fords Third row seat but according to some crashes my friends have that are rear end on the MDX...the occupants came out with minor bruises. No cuts, abrasions nor fatal injuries...Hmmmm...I think the NHTSA should do a crash test base on rear end collisions on SUVs with third row seats.
 

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Remember reading an article saying the MDX is made to withstand a 40mph rear impact without imposing 3rd row passengers. Cannot remember where I read that but will post the article if I do.
 

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I agree with Fireblade ... This is probably true for FORD vehicles. There have been some articles in this group where the intrusion into the third seat was minimal (or zero).
 

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HI..

I JUST WATCHED THAT VIDEO..

YES.. THOSE FORD ARE SCARY...

BUT IF YOU NOTICE.. THE 3RD IS THE SAME KINDA SEAT AS 2ND ROW..

AND MDX STILL HAVE "TRUNK SPACE" OR CRASH ZONE

BEHIND THE 3RD ROW UNLIKE MANY OTHER "SMALLER" CARS..

THIS JUST SCARED ME.. CAUSE I WAS THINKING ML BEFORE..

AND THE 2002 ML HAS THE 3RD ROW FACING THE BACK..WITH

NOT MUCH SPACE.. THANK GOD I HAVE THE MDX.. WHEW..

TYP;)
 

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Remember RIM32's Experience!

rlm32 said:
I'll tell you. Acura's claim is definitely true. Hit by a full size truck at 40 mph and no intrusion into the 3rd row seat area. Real life proof of a safe vehicle.
Last August, RIM32 got rear-ended by a fullsize dump truck going 40 and there was NO intrusion into the 3rd row ........ which is why I bought the X and not a Ford.
By the way, if you didn't see the pictures you need to:
Search for "unimaginable" or click this link:
The Unimaginable Has Happened

Meep Meep
PS: This is the model truck involved - I think that one of these puppies traveling at 40 constitutes a pretty good TEST
 

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This looks pretty good for frontal offset...

In the 40 mph frontal offset test, the 2001 Acura MDX's occupant compartment "held its shape extremely well, and the dummy went squarely into the airbag. This is an example of very good performance," O'Neill says. "The dummy injury measures were all low, indicating that a driver in a similar real-world crash should walk away with nothing worse than minor injuries."

http://www.hwysafety.org/vehicle_ratings/ce/html/0113.htm

Statistics compared to other SUV's
http://www.hwysafety.org/vehicle_ratings/ce/html/grey_midsuv.htm

Repair costs of SUV's in 5pmh bumper crashes MDX faired the best...
http://www.hwysafety.org/vehicle_ratings/low_speed_midsuv.htm

For NHTSA gave it a 5 out of 5 star rating for side and 4 for rollover.
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/NCAP/Cars/2022.html

I haven't seen much data on rear crashes...
 
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