Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) can result in death due to rupture. Aortic stiffness is an important biomechanical property that can potentially provide accurate rupture risk evaluation. MR elastography (MRE) is a non-invasive technique to estimate aortic stiffness and has not been validated. Therefore, the aim of this study is to use in vivo aortic MRE to estimate aortic stiffness in AAA-induced animal models, and compare it with mechanical testing as well as burst testing. Results demonstrated that aortic stiffness was significantly higher in AAA when compared to normal aorta, while bursting pressure and peak stress was significantly lower in AAA.