Autoweek Test Drives the Acura TLX GT

It’s not often that we see a review on a 600-hp Acura, but that’s exactly what Autoweek Editor Jake Lingeman provides after a few laps with the Acura TLX GT at GingerMan Raceway. As it turns out, piloting a race car, even an all-wheel drive like the TLX GT, isn’t as easy as some may think:

“It took skill even to keep the car straight. The TLX GT wiggled on hard acceleration, and weaved too; we had to counter with the steering wheel constantly. It must have looked a little like a drunk taking the family truckster out for a Sunday drive.” – Jake Lingeman, Autoweek

Get the full story on -Race car review: We put the Acura TLX GT to the Test.

[Source: Autoweek]

Car and Driver: 2016 Acura MDX SH-AWD Instrumented Test

How does the 2016 Acura MDX’s new ZF nine-speed transmission improve over the old 6-speed automatic? Car and Driver‘s recently published Instrumented Test results show improved fuel economy and quicker launch times:

The MDX storms out of the hole from rest using a 20.4:1 overall ratio and sprints to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, half a second quicker than the 2014 model we tested with the six-speed automatic. It then continues on to a 95-mph quarter-mile trap speed in 14.6 seconds, three-tenths more rapid than the 2014.- Ron Sessions, Car and Driver

Car and Driver Test Results:
2016 Acura MDX
2014 Acura MDX
9-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
0-60 mph:
5.9 sec
6.4 sec
0-100 mph:
16.4 sec
17.1 sec
Standing ¼-mile:
14.6 sec @ 95 mph
14.9 sec @ 95 mph
Observed fuel economy:
21 mpg
19 mpg

See the full review and test results at – 2016 Acura MDX SH-AWD with 9-Speed Automatic.

[Source: Car and Driver]

Video: 2016 Acura ILX Detailed Review and Road Test

Alex on Autos is back with one of the most detailed and complete reviews of the 2016 Acura ILX:

“For 2016 Acura didn’t reinvent the wheel but the changes are just as dramatic. We have a new more powerful engine and 8-speed dual clutch transmission under the hood, revised bumpers, standard LED headlamps, a tweaked interior and the same infotainment systems as the Acura TLX, MDX, RDX and RLX. In addition Acura jams Radar Cruise Control, Collision Mitigating Braking, Pre-Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist and electric pre-tensioning seat belts into almost every ILX on the dealer lot. The seemingly simple changes have managed to transform the ILX into exactly the small Acura I was looking for.”- Alex on Autos

Check out the 29-minute “detailed” review and the bonus “child seat” review below.

[Source: Alex on Autos via YouTube]

Video: 2015 Acura TLX Detailed Review and Road Test

2015 Acura TLX - Alex on Autos

Clocking in at just over 30-minutes, Alex on Autos‘ video review of 2015 Acura TLX lives up to his claim of presenting the most complete and detailed reviews on YouTube. Alex’s overall verdict on the TLX is positive, giving out high scores in almost all categories. Check out the very thorough and comprehensive video review on the 2015 Acura TLX below.