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2013 Acura ILX Compact Luxury Sedan

2013 Acura ILX compact luxury sedan

A corkscrew road ripping over Appalachian foothills in Pennsylvania works like a Formula One course to challenge both driver and car in tests we devised to sample the aggressive character of a sporty new sedan by Acura. Read More »

2012 Acura MDX Mid-Size Crossover SUV

2012 Acura MDX Mid-Size SUV

Producing an agile kind of crossover SUV that's easy to drive and capable of multiple uses is the big idea behind MDX. Its name drives home the multi-task nature, with the initials meaning Multi-Dimensional Cross-Trainer, in the image of a toned athlete accomplished in various sports. Acura works it as a refined luxury vehicle with cushy appointments and fancy features, yet the three rows of flexible seats permit different uses as a workhorse hauler and the powerful engine enables the MDX to tow a trailer up to 5000 pounds. Read More »

2012 Acura TL Mid-Size Luxury Sedan

2012 Acura TL Mid-Size Luxury Sedan

This twisty two-lane road seems like it was designed expressly to show off the four-wheel agility of the redesigned 2012 Acura TL sports sedan equipped with Acura's SH-AWD (Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive) equipment. The computer-managed SH-AWD system can disburse the powertrain's considerable torque not only to wheels fore and aft but the left or right ones too. It's always engaged and enables the vehicle to maneuver on wet or dry pavement with the uncanny agility of a wily sports car. Read More »

2010 Acura TL Midsize Near-Luxury Sedan

Acura's TL is now available with a manual transmission, highlighting the performance potential of its solid chassis and nicely tuned suspension. The TL's interior has a high-tech style to match its luxury features, including an available navigation system that can warn you about hazardous road conditions on your route. Read More »

2010 Acura TSX Compact Near-Luxury Sedan

The 2010 Acura TSX looks like it has muscles bulging just below the sheet metal, which is appropriate now that it's available with a powerful V6 engine. The TSX's cabin has a high-tech feel with its brushed-metal trim. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, great for cruising the highway or blasting down winding roads. Read More »

2009 Acura TSX Compact Sedan

What was tested? 2008 Acura TSX with Technology Package ($32,060). Options: None. Price as tested: $32,060. As a card-carrying member of the Automotive Know-It-All Society, I think General Motors has too many brands for its own good. Plenty of other AKIAS members agree with me. Our logic goes like this: If Toyota has Lexus, Nissan has Infiniti and Honda has ... Read More »

2008 Acura RDX Compact Luxury Sport Utility Vehicle with Technology Package

Priced around $5,000 less than the BMW X3. Acura RDX (2008) – enlarge What Was Tested: 2008 Acura RDX with Technology Package ($36,695). Price as tested (including $670 destination charge): $37,365 When sport utility vehicles came onto the scene, they were anything but sporty. Yes, the word “sport” was part of the SUV moniker, but it referred to things the ... Read More »

2006 Acura RL Full-Size Luxury Sedan

The RL is Acura's top model, a lavishly equipped full-size sedan, packs a powerful engine and an intelligent all-wheel-drive (AWD) system which can disburses the engine's torque not only to wheels fore and aft but the left or right ones too. RL's aluminum V6 plant, displacing 3.5 liters with drive-by-wire throttle and VTEC (Variable valve Timing and lift Electronic Control) system, nets 290 hp for 2006. Read More »