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Acura News and Reviews

Acura News and Reviews

Acura previews, buyer’s guides, reviews, news and more.

  2019 Acura RDX Preview
Acura introduced the 2019 RDX Prototype at the Detroit Auto Show, but the real-life version is now here to compete for your compact luxury crossover dollars.
  Acura Returns to Performance with Peppy Type-S Variants
Acura is returning to a profile that includes performance and sporty variants, as Honda Motor's premium brand plans to introduce a new turbocharged V-6 engine and bring back Type-S sports variants for all core models in the near future.
  2019 Acura RDX Prototype Preview
Technically, the 2019 Acura RDX introduced in Detroit at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is a “prototype” vehicle. But rest assured that you’re going to be able to buy one that essentially looks identical to this, inside and out.
  New for 2018: Acura
Acura is a brand in transition. For 2018, the TLX and RLX sedans adopt Acura’s new exterior design themes, while the ILX sedan and RDX SUV patiently await overdue redesigns.
  Acura to Unveil Refreshed 2018 RLX Sport Sedan in Monterey
American Honda Motor Co.’s premium Acura brand previews a revised 2018 Acura RLX flagship midsize Sport Hybrid variant next week at Monterey Automotive Week in Monterey, CA.
  2018 Acura TLX Preview
Acura’s midsize car, the TLX, is updated for the 2018 model year, debuting at this year’s New York Auto Show.
  Powerful 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Reaches Dealerships This Week
This week, Acura’s most energetic and advanced 2017 RLX Sport Hybrid midsize sedan begins to reach U.S. dealerships.
  Acura Highlights Racing Heritage with Latest TLX GT Package at SEMA Show
In early November, at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Acura will display a new TLX GT sport package that takes cues from parent Honda’s racing heritage to rev up interest in the premium brand’s sporty car model.
  New for 2017: Acura
This year, Acura finally brings the long-awaited resurrection of the NSX sports car to fruition, giving the brand a much-needed injection of identity. Find out what else is new for the entire 2017 Acura car and SUV lineup...
  2017 Acura MDX Preview
A decade after its debut, Acura’s silver shield grille is retired in favor of a new “diamond pentagon” design, as introduced on the Acura Precision Concept and as worn by the updated 2017 MDX crossover SUV.
  Acura Precision Concept Demonstrates the Power of Design
The Precision Concept represents for Acura a light at the end of a dim product development tunnel.
  New for 2016: Acura
For 2016, Honda Motor Company’s upscale Acura brand has spiced up its lineup with a modified RDX compact premium SUV, which features an exterior refresh and performance modifications.
  2016 Acura RDX Preview
The 2016 Acura RDX receives numerous upgrades to help it better compete with a crowded field of competitors from Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Lexus and Mercedes.
  2016 Acura MDX Preview
While it is unchanged from a styling perspective, the 2016 Acura MDX receives a significant number of updates for the new model year, including a new 9-speed automatic transmission and a new all-wheel-drive system.
  2017 Acura NSX Preview
Designed, engineered, and built to custom-order specification in Ohio, the production version of the 2017 Acura NSX has been revealed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
  New for 2015: Acura
For Acura, 2015 is a year of little change, yet what's different is certainly significant. Gone from the lineup are the TL and TSX sedans, leaving a void that is being filled by an all-new TLX sedan. Find out what's new for all of the 2015 Acura car and SUV models...
  2016 Acura ILX Preview
The updated 2016 Acura ILX remains based on the Honda Civic; but thanks to a long list of changes for the new model year, Acura puts more distance between the ILX entry-luxury sedan and its far more common progenitor.
  2015 Acura TLX Preview
The 2015 Acura TLX is a new midsize luxury sport sedan that replaces both the TSX and the TL in Acura's lineup. Dubbed a "red carpet athlete" by Acura, the new TLX slots between the entry-level ILX and flagship RLX.
  New for 2014: Acura
For 2014, Acura has added a new flagship sedan, heavily updated its largest crossover, left a few models unchanged, and discontinued the ZDX.
  2013 Acura ZDX Preview
The 2013 Acura ZDX arrives with a revised grille, an assortment of additional standard features including last year's optional Technology and Advance packages, and a base price that has increased nearly $5,000.
  2013 Acura TL Preview
Positioned one tier below the new Acura RLX flagship sedan, the Acura TL continues to be one of the company's best-selling models, thanks in part to several updates that debuted on the 2012 model.
  2013 Acura TSX Preview
Positioned between the larger Acura TL and smaller Acura ILX, the front-wheel-drive (FWD) 2013 Acura TSX is classified as a compact sedan by the EPA, offers a choice of 4-cylinder and V-6 engines, and provides seating for 5.
  2013 Acura MDX Preview
For more than a decade, the MDX has been the top-selling utility vehicle in the Acura lineup, serving as the only model with three rows of seating and a 5,000-pound towing capacity. The MDX hasn't changed appreciably since undergoing a significant update in 2010, but an all-new 2014 version is on the horizon.
  2014 Acura MDX Preview
At the 2013 North American International Auto Show, Acura introduced the redesigned 2014 MDX as a prototype vehicle and did not show the SUV's interior, but provided numerous details regarding the features that the new 2014 MDX will offer when it goes on sale in the summer of 2013.
  2014 Acura RLX Preview
The 2014 Acura RLX is a premium sedan sized and priced to compete in the mid-luxury segment. It replaces the Acura RL, and is larger and more powerful than that former flagship.
  New for 2013: Acura
For 2013, Acura launches the new ILX compact luxury sedan and the redesigned RDX compact luxury crossover SUV. Find out what else is new for the 2013 Acura lineup...
  2013 Acura RDX Preview
The 2013 Acura RDX is completely redesigned, but remains a compact luxury crossover SUV with front- or all-wheel drive and 5-passenger seating.
  2013 Acura ILX Preview
Acura says the new 2013 ILX, which is based on the Honda Civic, targets Generation X and Y buyers while serving as the new gateway to the Acura brand. The ILX is a 4-door, 5-passenger sedan available with a choice between three different powertrains, including Acura's first hybrid system.
  Acura NSX Concept Preview
The Acura NSX Concept previews a new NSX sports car that will feature Acura's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD powertrain. The new mid-engine NSX is expected to arrive for the 2015 model year, and Acura has confirmed that it will be built in Ohio.
  Acura RLX Concept Preview
Though technically a concept vehicle, the Acura RLX Concept is essentially the luxury brand's new flagship model, slated to replace the current Acura RL for the 2013 model year.
  2012 Acura TL Preview
The 2012 Acura TL marks a departure from the automaker's recent styling direction as the mid-size sedan debuts with a fresh new appearance, a fuel-saving 6-speed automatic transmission, and new infotainment and safety technology.Highlights:Significant refresh for 2012New exterior stylingNew 6-speed automatic transmission improves efficiencyNew infotainment and safety technologyIncreased sound deadening reduces noise levelsNew alloy wheel designsThree models: TL, SH-AWD, and SH-AWD
  2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Preview
Critical Facts:Acura's first wagon bodystyleFront-wheel drive powertrain2.4-liter four-cylinder engineStandard premium audio systemStandard Bluetooth hands-free communicationEstimated 30 mpg on the highwayAvailable during the fall of 2010IntroductionThe Acura TSX sedan was introduced in 2004 as a 4-door larger sibling to the Acura RSX. Put simply, the TSX sedan was a badge-engineered Honda Accord, which means that the exact car is sold in other parts of the world as the Honda Accord (interestingly enough, the North American market receives its own, larger Honda Accord). When the RSX was discontinued in 2006, the TSX became-and still is-Acura's entry-level offering. Now in its second generation, the Acura TSX sedan was last completely redesigned for the 2009 model year.
  New for 2011-Acura
Acura welcomes its first wagon, the TSX Sport Wagon, and the flagship RL receives a host of improvementsAll other models in the automaker's lineup are carryoversHistoryAcura is the luxury brand of Honda Motor Company, a Japanese automaker. Launched in 1986, Acura was the first Japanese brand to enter the upscale luxury segment when it debuted its Legend luxury sedan. That model, based on the Honda Accord platform, was accompanied by the Integra sports coupe/sedan, based on Honda's Quint hatchback (not sold in the United States). Honda's luxury brand continues to focus on high-level automobiles and advanced technology (the company's exotic flagship, the aluminum-bodied NSX sports coupe, was launched in 1991), while the mainstream Honda lineup continues to build economy-minded family-oriented cars and crossovers.
  2010 Acura MDX Preview
Critical Knowledge:Revised front and rear stylingNew 6-speed automatic transmissionStandard Hill Start Assist featureRe-tuned active damping suspensionSport package replaced by Advance packageNew wheel selection, including 19-inch design for models with Advance packageInterior upgraded with new wood, metal and other trim detailsPaddle shifters added to a thicker steering wheelNew center console storage trayNew standard LED interior
  2010 Acura ZDX Preview
Critical Knowledge: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" design3.7-liter V-6 engine with 6-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft.
  New for 2010-Acura
Critical Knowledge: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.
  2009 Acura TL Preview
Critical Knowledge:The 2009 Acura TL is completely redesigned for 2009Longer, wider, roomier and more powerfulAvailable for the first time with all-wheel driveMeets tough new rear-impact crash standardsMeets future side-impact crash standards three years earlyGets a combined 20 mpg with the most powerful engine choiceNew real-time Doppler weather mapping with optional Technology packageUp-level Acura/ELS sound system includes 2,500-song hard disk
  2009 Acura TSX Preview
Critical Knowledge:Redesigned for 2009 model yearLarger in every dimensionContinues with 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engineAvailable DVD AudioAvailable navigation system with real-time traffic and Traffic ReroutingBased on European Honda AccordFront-wheel driveFour-door sedan body styleOn sale in AprilIntroductionAcura introduced the TSX sport sedan in the United States in 2004. Essentially an upgraded version of the European Honda Accord (which is smaller than the U.S. version), the TSX featured a 200-hp, 4-cylinder engine and amenities such as leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats and a host of technology features.
  New for 2009-Acura
Critical Knowledge:TL redesigned for first time since 2004, adding available all-wheel driveRedesigned TSX is bigger, with new technology featuresRL gets mid-cycle update with new styling, more power, a revised interior, and new featuresMDX's power rear liftgate included with more option packagesRDX adds a power adjustable front passenger's seat and four new colorsAcura models:2009 Acura MDX2009 Acura RDX2009 Acura RL2009 Acura TL2009 Acura
  2009 Acura RL Preview
Critical Knowledge:Mid-cycle updateEngine enlarged from 3.5 to 3.7 litersHorsepower up from 290 to 30018-inch wheels and tires replace 17-inchersNew grille and hoodRevised interiorReal-time weather and traffic rerouting now offered through navigation systemXM satellite radio adds a notes functionRevised steering, new coil springs and shock absorbers; larger rear stabilizer barSuper Handling All-Wheel Drive enhanced to be quicker actingOn sale Spring
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