Acura News

  • 2012 Volvo S60 undergoing IIHS' new frontal crash test

    Getting a perfect score in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) round of crash tests just got that much harder, with the agency introducing a tough new test it says will help spur automakers into improving protection of occupants during severe frontal crashes. The latest test simulates a crash where the front corner of a car collides with a narrow object such as the edge of an oncoming vehicle or a roadside tree or utility pole. Known in the industry as a “small overlap crash,” the test measures the forces and intrusion when a vehicle is run at 40 mph into a...

  • The LoveFab Pikes Peak Hill Climb Acura NSX
    This Is What An 850-HP Pikes Peak Hill Climb NSX Looks Like: Video

    The 2012 running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was delayed from its original July date due to the severe forest fires plaguing the area surrounding Colorado Springs, Colorado. Rescheduled for August 12, the event is shaping up to be a memorable one. Purists will cry “foul,”...

  • 2013 Acura ILX
    2013 Acura ILX Recalled For Faulty Door Locks

    Acura has issued a voluntary recall on its new 2013 ILX sedan due to faulty front door latches and handles. There are some 6,228 ILX sedans affected by the latest recall in the U.S. The recall also affects the 2012 Honda CR-V, for which there are 166,609 examples in the country. According to Acura...

  • 2014 Acura RLX Concept, 2012 New York Auto Show
    2014 Acura RLX May Be Built In The United States

    A “perfect storm” of market conditions may prompt Honda to move assembly of its upcoming flagship, the 2014 Acura RLX, from Japan to the United States. First, the stigma that U.S.-built luxury cars can’t rival the build quality of Japanese or German models is no longer valid. BMW...

  • 2014 Acura MDX spy shots
    2014 Acura MDX Spy Video

    Acura is out testing its next-generation MDX luxury crossover on public roads and we’ve managed to scoop a prototype running around the Nürburgring and on some of the German race track’s surrounding streets. The new MDX is expected to land in showrooms in the second half of 2013...

  • 2008 Acura TL
    2007-08 Acura TL Models Recalled For Leaky Power Steering Hose

    Acura has issued a voluntarily recall on all 2007 and 2008 TL sedans due to a potential fluid leak caused by worn out power steering hoses. Acura says there are some 52,615 cars affected by the recall in the U.S. alone. According to the automaker the power steering hoses on the affected cars may...

  • 2012 Honda Concept C

    With the introduction of the 2013 Acura ILX, Acura’s aging TSX now has to compete with a much newer model that’s almost the same size and occupies a very similar price segment. This has led to suggestion that the TSX will be dropped from Acura’s lineup once the current model has run its course. To fill the gap between the entry-level ILX and recently previewed RLX flagship in Acura’s sedan lineup will still be the TL, however, Motor Trend reports that the TL could eventually converge with the TSX to form a new ‘TLX’ model. What’s all this got to do...

  • 2013 Acura ILX
    2013 Acura ILX Priced From $26,795

    Honda’s luxury marque, Acura, established itself in the U.S. market largely by selling near-luxury models like the Integra, the RSX and even the TSX, all of which served as gateways to the brand. The commonality between these cars, generally speaking, was their compact size and relatively...

  • 2013 Acura ILX
    2013 Acura ILX First Drive

    Hey, that's one fancy Civic there! Calling the 2013 Acura ILX a gussied-up Civic is, in many ways, completely fair, but in truth, Acura has come up with a mix of near-luxury style and feel crossed with a sporty-ish sensibility that is almost completely missing from the market at the moment, and...

  • Acura NSX Roadster prop from Avengers movie
    Acura NSX Roadster Appears At 'Avengers' Premier: Video

    The Avengers is a soon-to-be-blockbuster movie about a group of fictitious-yet-realistically-dysfunctional superheros. The Acura NSX Roadster, for the moment at least, remains as fictitious as the Avengers' Iron Man, Tony Stark (whose character, incidentally, was patterned on Tesla’s Elon...

  • Acura NSX Roadster prop from Avengers movie
    Acura NSX Roadster Previewed As Avengers Movie Prop

    After having already been spotted on the set of the upcoming movie The Avengers during filming last year, Acura has finally decided to unveil its new NSX Roadster that will be used by the character Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man), played by actor Robert Downey Jr. Acura says the car was created...

  • 2014 Acura RLX Concept, 2012 New York Auto Show
    2014 Acura RLX Concept Live Photos: 2012 New York Auto Show

    Though it's called a concept, all that's likely to change on the 2014 Acura RLX are the wheels. The new flagship will arrive in showrooms early in 2013 as a 2014 model, but this first look at the car in person at the 2012 New York Auto Show gives us a very good idea what to expect. Powered in Sport...

  • 2014 Acura RLX Concept, 2012 New York Auto Show

    At this week’s 2012 New York Auto Show Acura is treating us with a thinly-veiled concept version of its replacement for the aging RL. The new concept also signifies a name change for the Acura flagship sedan, which will go by the name RLX when it arrives in showrooms early next year as a 2014 model. While the name change is somewhat predictable given the naming practice used for most of Acura’s other models, Acura is making waves by fitting the RLX with its Acura Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system. This hybrid-based all-wheel drive system was previewed late last...

  • 2013 Acura RDX
    2013 Acura RDX first drive review

    If you've driven the previous Acura RDX, you know the definition of compromise. While it was, in many ways, ahead of its time, the RDX was rough, balky, and awkward as much as it was peppy, fun, and high-tech. Times have changed. The 2013 Acura RDX doesn't look all that much different from the last...

  • 2010 Acura RL
    2013 Acura RL To Feature NSX Hybrid System And Eventual Nine-Speed Auto?

    At next week’s 2012 New York Auto Show we will be treated with a thinly-veiled concept version of the next-generation Acura RL, which is expected to go on sale before the end of the year as a 2013 model. Two different versions of this new RL will eventually be offered to customers: a regular...

  • 2012 Acura MDX
    2012 Acura MDX Recalled Due To Potential Fuel Leak

    Acura has issued a recall on certain versions of its 2012 MDX due to a potential fuel leak. A recall has also been on issued on the Acura’s Honda sibling, the 2012 Pilot. In total there are some 8,709 potentially affected vehicles in the U.S. According to Acura, a valve case in the fuel tank...

  • 2013 Acura RDX
    2013 Acura RDX Live Photos: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    Conservative as it is, the 2013 RDX might also be the best-looking vehicle in Acura's lineup--that is, until the NSX returns. Wearing the Iron Beak grille in a completely non-ironic and non-ugly way, the new RDX blends simple shapes, restrained details, and good crossover proportions. These live...

  • 2013 Acura ILX
    2013 Acura ILX Live Photos: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    OK, so it looks a lot like a Civic with Acura's grille and some fancier folds, but Acura promises the ILX will deliver the luxury goods--at a bargain price. While that remains to be seen in our own testing, these photos should give you a better idea of what the new compact luxury sedan looks like...

  • 2013 Acura RDX

    Just a month ago, the 2013 Acura RDX Concept was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. Today, ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, Acura has lifted the veil on the production version. As you might expect, it is very similar to the concept. As the second generation of Acura's compact five-passenger crossover, the RDX carries forward its predecessor's basic size and demeanor, but with some important changes to powertrain, suspension, and design. The design changes aren't dramatic, however. In fact, there's nothing dramatic about the 2013 RDX; quite the opposite...

  • 2012 Acura ILX 2.4
    2013 Acura ILX Preview: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    At January's 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Acura showed off a thinly-veiled sedan concept dubbed the ILX Concept. Now, just a month later, it's revealing the production version of the ILX compact sedan at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Based on the Civic, the new ILX is Acura's competitor for cars like the...

  • Acura NSX Concept live photos
    Honda Honors The NSX, Past And Future: Video

    Honda’s original NSX (sold as the Acura NSX in North America) was designed to be a practical supercar, one you could drive to work on Monday through Friday, yet fully enjoy on weekend track days. Early models boasted a relatively modest 270 horsepower from Honda’s 3.0-liter V-6, while...

  • Acura Vigor
    Guilty Pleasure: Acura Vigor

    The last few weeks of Guilty Pleasures have gone Ford, Oldsmobile, Infiniti… but, really, the Detroit-to-Japan Guilty Pleasure ratio has been way more skewed in Detroit's favor than just 3:1. The problem is that Japanese cars in recent decades have tended to be heavy on quality (which...

  • Acura NSX Super Bowl ad
    Acura NSX Super Bowl Spot: Getting The First One

    The next Acura NSX is still little more than a plastic buck, just beyond the twinkle-in-a-designer's-eye stage of development, but known car aficionado Jerry Seinfeld is already fighting some random rich dude for the rights to buy the first one. The spot tracks Seinfeld's ludicrous attempts to get...

  • Acura NSX Concept live photos
    Acura NSX Hybrid Concept Video Walkthrough

    We don't mean to be hard on the Acura NSX concept unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. After all, it looks great--and even manages to look a bit like the original--packs a hybrid V-6 powertrain, and will be engineered and built in the U.S. sometime over the next three years. But is it really a...

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