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Acura Reviews


Launched in 1986 as Honda's premium brand, Acura spawned a slew of imitators upon arrival, with Nissan and Toyota founding Infiniti and Lexus, respectively, in an attempt to play catch-up. However, more than just well-timed marketing, Acura proved to be serious about its performance credentials, introducing the NSX, Japan's first mid-engine supercar, in the early 1990's. The badge is also responsible for forward-thinking innovations like Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive and the VTEC valvetrain system. Once known for sporty, tuner-friendly coupes like the Integra, today Acura boasts a full lineup of quality vehicles ranging from elegant family sedans to versatile crossover SUVs.

APRIL 2013

Acura ILX Premium
This entry-level luxury sedan pairs a comfortable interior with a capable 201-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-4. The Premium package includes cool add-ons like leather-trimmed sport seat and XM satellite radio to the Acura ILX's already attractive list of features.

A side view of a 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid



APRIL 2013

A front view of a 2013 Acura RDX AWD Tech

Acura RDX AWD Tech
Completely redesigned for the 2013 model year, the all-new RDX swaps out its inline-4 in favor of a powerful 3.5-liter V6 that utilizes Acura's fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management system. A space-maximizing interior and intelligent all-wheel drive make this small SUV perfect for families on the go.



APRIL 2013

Acura ILX Hybrid
Based on the same platform as the Honda Civic Hybrid, the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid offers a surprising amount of luxury for a starting price of under $30,000. Utilizing the Civic's Integrated Motor Assist hybrid powertrain, the ILX Hybrid achieves an impressive fuel economy of 39 mpg highway.

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid



MARCH 2013

Acura TL SH-AWD
This stylish sports sedan offers great performance and a luxurious feel for a reasonable price. Boasting a 3.7-liter V6 and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, the Acura TL SH-AWD is both quick out the gates and around corners.


SEPTEMBER 2010

Acura RDX Tech
Combining the compact dimensions and sporty handling of an Acura TSX with the height and utility of an MDX, the Acura RDX is a smart small SUV that is both functional and fun to drive. Fitted with an efficient 2.3-liter, 240-horsepower inline-4, the turbocharged RDX produces V6-like power while still achieving decent fuel economy.



AUGUST 2010

A three-quarter rear view of a 2010 Acura TSX

Acura TSX Tech V6
The V6 version of Acura’s TSX sports sedan offers greatly improved performance with its beefed-up, 280-horsepower engine and recalibrated suspension. Our tester also came fitted with the aptly-named Tech package, which adds cool features like the AcuraLink communication system with real-time traffic.



DECEMBER 2009

Acura ZDX
Although its appearance resembles a bulked-up sports car mated to a spacious sedan, the Acura RDX is in fact a slick SUV-like 5-door crossover. Boasting a 3.7 liter V6 engine, the vehicle's swoopy style offers crisp dynamics and adaptive suspension.



AUGUST 2008

A three-quarter rear view of a 2009 Acura TL

Acura TL
Acura’s fourth-generation TL features an angular, redesigned body and a 3.5-liter SOHC V6 engine capable of exerting 280 horsepower. Along with a roomier interior, this luxury sedan comes with amenities that include a ten-way adjustable power driver’s seat.



AUGUST 2008

Acura TL SH-AWD
The TL SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) boasts Acura’s most powerful engine to date: a 3.7-liter, 305-horsepower V6. Additionally, this performance sedan contains a fully automatic transmission, enabling hard acceleration and tight turning.

A three-quarter front view of a 2009 Acura TL SH-AWD

JANUARY 2007

Acura MDX
Big body, nimble handling. These two descriptions are usually oxymoronic in nature, but the Acura MDX manages to pull them off with its Super Handling all-wheel drive system, sporty suspension and sharp steering feel. Plus, there's room for seven in the luxurious, well-equipped cabin.


DECEMBER 2006

Acura TSX
Few cars make as much sense as the TSX. It boasts a roomy mid-size body, fuel-efficient inline-4, stellar handling, taught suspension, good looks and loads of high-tech features at a low price. A few more pounds-feet of torque would be nice, but otherwise, the TSX is a great buy.



NOVEMBER 2006

Acura RDX
Acura's long-awaited small SUV has arrived with a big surprise under the hood— a turbocharged engine. With 240 horsepower, this inline-4 is connected to the same super handling all-wheel drive system found in the RL that makes the RDX one of the better handling SUVs.


AUGUST 2006

Acura TL
Unlike its staid predecessors, the TL is a looker and has performance abilities to back up its sporty styling. A balanced ride, competent handling and powerful V6 engine complement the TL's long list of high-tech gadgets and creature comforts.



DECEMBER 2004

Acura RL
This forerunner in the high-tech world has super easy-to-use computer DVD navigation and a Voice Recognition system that picks up hundreds of commands. Add to that–an industry first–an active noise cancellation device that comes on as soon as the engine is started via keyless ignition.


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(Updated: 04/25/13 NW)


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