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Test Drives2019 Acura ILX: Recycling Done Well3.5/5
For 2019, the Acura ILX gets another facelift. Yes, this car’s been with us since 2012, and yes, it’s still based on the last-generation Honda Civic’s platform. Yet Acura has somehow injected a healthy dose of relevance to its dated subcompact luxury sedan. If anything, this version is its most …
Previews2019 Acura TLX Preview
Since Acura’s compact luxury sedan was partially redesigned for the 2018 model year, receiving the brand’s now-signature Diamond Pentagon Grille amongst other styling and technological enhancements, very little changes have been made to the TLX for 2019. It notably competes against the Buick Regal , the Genesis G70 and the …
Test Drives2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid: Focusing on What’s Doing Well3.5/5
While the rest of the vehicles in Acura’s lineup are scavenging what they can to remain relevant in their respective categories, Honda’s luxury division currently delivers a one-two SUV force that begs to be reckoned with. Essentially, even if Acura were to restrict its lineup to only the RDX and …
First Drives2019 Acura RDX: Some Personality at Last!4.0/5
You probably already know that the MDX and RDX generate the highest volume of sales at Honda’s luxury brand. This was true long before SUV sales skyrocketed. With the competition heating up across all SUV categories, Acura has decided to stand pat for now and rely on this tandem. For …
BlogA More Radical Acura NSX Type-R Planned?
As a true showpiece of the brand’s engineering capabilities, the new Acura NSX is a very technically advanced car with hybrid technology comprised of a twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors. Its performance is exceptional, but the connection between car and driver is more cerebral than visceral, which I saw …
First Drives2017 Acura NSX: A Laser-Guided Missile4.0/5
I first came into contact with the 2017 Acura NSX back in October 2015 on the track at the Honda Research Centre in Tochigi, Japan. The encounter was brief as it was intense; I was only able to do two laps in it. So I jumped at the opportunity to …
Special EventsQuality Over Quantity: The Making of the 2017 Acura NSX
MARYSVILLE, Ohio – “This is a very big day in our history,” said Tom Shoupe, Executive Vice President and COO of Honda of America Manufacturing. Those are the first words spoken to the inaugural group of automotive journalists ever to step foot in Acura's Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC), solely dedicated …
Spotlight on2017 Acura NSX: Performance Manufacturing Center Visit
Next week, the Car Guide will be off to the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio. This isn't just your typical plant tour visit, as the PMC is the new, dedicated facility for the second-generation 2017 Acura NSX. It's been a long time coming for Acura's halo car to …
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