New for 2010-Acura

Jeff Youngs | Dec 31, 2009

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2010 Acura ZDX
  • 2010 MDX: Acura's midsize luxury SUV gets a mid-life makeover with minor styling modifications, a new transmission, revised suspension, and a bunch of new technology.

  • 2010 RDX: This turbocharged compact crossover SUV has revised styling, added standard equipment, upgraded technology features, and a new front-wheel-drive model with a lower price tag and better fuel economy.

  • 2010 RL: Other than a color shuffle, the Acura RL carries over without change after a significant freshening in 2009.

  • 2010 TL: A new TL SH-AWD variant equipped with a manual transmission and numerous performance upgrades is aimed at the enthusiast driver.

  • 2010 TSX: Acura drops a powerful V-6 into it's entry-level luxury sedan, as well as several performance enhancements designed to make the most of it.

  • 2010 ZDX: This all-new model, based on the MDX platform, is a sport luxury crossover SUV intended for lifestyle buyers who value expressive design and enthusiastic performance coupled with a high ride height and generous cargo space.

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2010 Acura MDX

2010 Acura MDXThe 2010 Acura MDX gets subtle styling updates this year, but the real news is under the sheetmetal. There's a new transmission with paddle shifters, revised suspension, plenty of new standard features, and additional technologies to make MDX ownership safer, simpler, more comfortable, and more entertaining.
  • Revised styling front and rear
  • New 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard Hill Start Assist feature
  • Re-tuned active damping suspension
  • Sport package is replaced by Advance package
  • New wheel selection, including 19-inch design for models with Advance package
  • Interior upgraded with new wood, metal, and other trim details
  • Paddle shifters added to a thicker steering wheel
  • New center console storage tray
  • New standard LED interior lighting
  • New standard power tailgate
  • New standard reversing camera with display in the rearview mirror
  • New available multi-view reversing camera
  • New available blind-spot information system
  • New available Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • New available adaptive cruise control system
  • New available heated and cooled ventilated front seats
  • Upgraded navigation system with hard-disc-drive technology, full VGA screen, wallpaper function, and improved navigation features like real-time weather and lane guidance
  • Upgraded audio system with USB port, Bluetooth audio, hard disc drive for uploading CD libraries, and Song By Voice technology
  • Upgraded entertainment system includes motorized screen with 400-percent increase in resolution and simplified remote control
  • Upgraded HandsFreeLink technology downloads phonebooks faster and supports a greater number of paired phones
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2010 Acura RDX

2010 Acura RDXThe 2010 Acura RDX receives a mid-cycle freshening with minor styling tweaks, new standard equipment, and upgraded technology offerings. There's also a new front-wheel-drive model with a lower base price and better fuel economy.
  • New front-wheel-drive model with lower base price and better fuel economy
  • Revised styling front and rear
  • New 10-spoke alloy wheel design
  • Revised braking system
  • Quieter cabin
  • Modified climate control ergonomics
  • New standard compass
  • New standard automatic headlights
  • New standard rearview camera with display in the rearview mirror
  • New standard USB port
  • New standard Bluetooth audio
  • Technology package includes real-time weather and traffic reports
  • Technology package includes new XM satellite radio Note function
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2010 Acura RL

2010 Acura RLThe Acura RL carries over for 2010 without significant change. The flagship luxury sedan received a significant makeover for the 2009 model year.
  • Color availability drops from eight to six, all with Acura's pearl pigment process that the automaker says improves paint luster and shine
  • Otherwise, the 2010 Acura RL is a carryover model after receiving a significant makeover for 2009
  • Notably, the RL was named the "Most Dependable Midsize Premium Car (tie)" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Vehicle Dependability StudySM
  • The RL also received 5 out of 5 Power Circle Ratings, ranking it "Among the Best," in our Initial Quality and Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout studies
  • Furthermore, the Acura RL is among the rare passenger cars to receive 5-star crash-test ratings from the NHTSA, including for rollover
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2010 Acura TL

2010 Acura TLAcura beefs up the performance-oriented 2010 TL SH-AWD by adding a 6-speed manual transmission. Models so equipped also receive special powertrain, transmission, suspension, and steering upgrades designed for the more enthusiastic driver.
  • New 6-speed manual transmission for the TL SH-AWD
  • TL SH-AWD, when equipped with the manual transmission, receives different AWD, suspension, and steering tuning for greater performance
  • TL SH-AWD also gets stiffer engine and transmission mounts, and heavier-duty front driveshafts, differential and CV joints
  • Other Acura TL models carry over unchanged for 2010
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2010 Acura TSX

2010 Acura TSX V-6The big news for Acura's entry-level sedan in 2010 is the addition of a new V-6 engine with 280 horsepower and 254 lb.-ft. of torque. For comparison purposes, that's 79 more horsepower and 82 lb.-ft. more twist than the standard 4-cylinder engine puts out. But it's gonna cost you-more than $5,500 above the standard TSX. In addition to the more powerful engine, V-6 models include an upgraded automatic transmission, modified suspension tuning, better brakes, performance exhaust, heavy-duty battery, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, and a few other upgrades for the price of entry.
  • New Acura TSX V-6 model debuts for 2010
  • TSX V-6 has 280-horsepower engine with One Touch starter system
  • TSX V-6 has upgraded automatic transmission, modified suspension tuning, improved braking system, and performance exhaust system
  • New 18-inch, 5-split-spoke alloy wheel design is standard on TSX V-6
  • Revised front fascia with larger air openings help cool the new V-6 engine
  • Active Sound Control, hood struts, and a heavy-duty battery are part of the TSX V-6 package
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2010 Acura ZDX

2010 Acura ZDXThe Acura ZDX is a sporty new model that blends elements of an SUV, luxury sedan, and a sports coupe together into a single vehicle. Key features are a 300-horsepower V-6 engine, standard Super Handling AWD, upscale interior with hand-stitched leather on the dashboard, and several optional technology features like blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and collision-mitigation braking.
  • Acura says the 2010 ZDX is a 4-door sports coupe that delivers "dramatic styling, outstanding performance, and the latest in advanced technology"
  • Panoramic glass roof, hidden rear door handles, bold fender flares key components of Acura's "segment bending" design
  • 3.7-liter V-6 engine with 6-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission
  • 300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Paddle shifters on the steering wheel
  • Standard Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system (SH-AWD)
  • Standard 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard hand-stitched leather on the dashboard, door panels and center console
  • Standard HandsFreeLink Bluetooth capability
  • Standard power tailgate
  • Standard USB and iPod stereo compatibility
  • Available blind-spot information system
  • Available multi-view rear camera
  • Available navigation system with voice recognition
  • Available AcuraLink traffic and weather reporting
  • Available Acura/ELS premium audio system
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • Available Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Priced between Acura MDX and Acura RL
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