Acura

Acura RDX — A big leap forward

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

While the outgoing RDX was a rather unexciting entry into the luxury crossover segment, it was long on practicality. But in a crowded luxury compact crossover segment that includes the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes GLC and Lexus NX, Acura has sought to put more emotion and performance in its new edition.

2019 Acura RDX



PHOENIX — RDX is Acura’s premium compact to mid-sized crossover utility vehicle that first arrived for 2007. With its turbo-powered engine and upscale appointments, it was an enjoyable vehicle to drive but, unfortunately, didn’t catch on with the car-buying public. Later, the second-generation RDX added more luxury and a standard 279-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine. But it was predominantly a gussied up Honda CR-V, sharing the same basic chassis architecture.

Acura TLX — Mid-cycle improvements

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Through the years our favorite Acura sedan has been the third-generation TL (2003-2008), which caught our imagination with just-right styling, a perfect size, excellent handling traits and a hearty V-6 engine. It was a mature interpretation of what we thought a luxury sports sedan should be. Then Acura seemed to lose focus, producing softer more mainstream sedans with questionable styling features.

Acura MDX Sport Hybrid — No compromises

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Gas mileage has become much less an issue with continued low fuel prices across the country. This makes selling the more expensive hybrid versions of cars and sport utilities a challenge.  Acura seems to have found the answer with its newly developed hybrid version of the refreshed 2017 mid-sized MDX crossover.

Acura MDX — First-class family hauler

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Acura has given its MDX mid-sized crossover a face-lift for the 2017 model year including clipping off the chrome beak — a very good thing — and creating fresh headlight and grille designs. Several new standard features are also included in the mid-cycle refresh including cap-less fueling, an electronic parking brake, additional USB ports, and a surround-view camera.

Acura MDX — Meeting all crossover needs

By David Finkelstein

With the introduction of the heavily refreshed 2017 Acura MDX three-row SUV, you'll discover a luxury vehicle that will likely meet all of your motoring and people moving needs on many fronts. With it's large window glass, dominant greenhouse and commanding view of the road from the drivers seat, it helps to give you an overwhelming field of vision of the road ahead.

Acura RDX — Worthwhile updates

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Acura has refreshed the second-generation RDX crossover for 2016 bringing updated exterior styling plus additional content including more safety features, a modest uptick in horsepower and torque, and slightly better fuel economy. This has made one of our favorite luxury vehicles — from its rather sexy styling to its classy-looking interior — an even better vehicle for those seeking a just-right-sized upscale hauler with a silky smooth ride, loads of technology, an energetic V-6 and a solid track record of quality and resale value.

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid — The height of luxury sophistication

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Like an old horse, Acura's flagship RL sedan was getting extremely long in the tooth when a new sedan — renamed the RLX — was introduced in 2014. The RLX is a modern, near-full-sized luxury passenger car that comes loaded with the latest in safety and entertainment technology, a competent direct-injection V6 engine, and a supremely quiet and comfortable cabin loaded with rich leather and wood trim.

Acura MDX — Making an excellent crossover better

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Acura reworked its best-selling mid-sized MDX crossover for the 2014 model year and we called it "a stroke of engineering genius," the personification of what a luxury sport utility is supposed to be. Yet in just its third model year on the new platform, Acura has endowed the MDX with more updates and improvements in several areas that put additional luster on an already well-polished vehicle.

Acura ILX — Bigger engine, more gears

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The Acura ILX enters its fourth model year as the luxury brand's entry-level sedan, the car meant to introduce young up-and-coming college grads to the Acura brand, win them over, and keep them coming back for more upscale Acura products as their economic lot in life improves.