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Video: 2014 Acura RDX AWD Off-Road Test Review

Posted by   on February 12th, 2014 1 comment

2014 Acura RDX AWD Off-Road Test Review

Most people won’t associate the 2014 Acura RDX with off-roading, but that’s not stopping Everyman Driver‘s Dave Erickson from punishing it through a muddy off-road test review at Washington’s Riverside State Park ORV Area. While it lacks the SH-AWD found in its big brother the MDX, the RDX’s All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control and 8.1 inches(205 mm) of ground clearance are enough to handle all but two of the steepest challenges in this video.

Watch the Off-Road Test Review below or visit everymandriver.com for their detailed review of the 2014 Acura RDX AWD.

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2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Review List

Posted by   on December 9th, 2013 No comments
2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Visit the links below to find out what reviewers have to say after sampling the 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD.

December 10, 2013

2014 Acura RLX Automobile Magazine - 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Review
2014 Acura RLX AutoGuide.com - 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Review
December 9, 2013

2014 Acura RLX Motor Trend – 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD First Drive
2014 Acura RLX Edmunds.com - 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid First Drive
2014 Acura RLX CNET - Acura RLX Sport Hybrid conquers the turns, and the pump

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Drive to Five Review: 2014 Acura RLX Advance

Posted by   on November 14th, 2013 No comments

Drive to Five Review: 2014 Acura RLX Advance

The Acura RLX greeted me with “Come on in, Tyson,” by illuminating its exterior door handle as I approached the driver’s side. I stepped carefully over the stainless steel door sill and settled into the ivory-skinned bucket seat. My index finger instinctively went for the start button and awakened 310 well-trained horses from their slumber. The subtle sound of Jazz music drifted through the airwaves via 14 high-end speakers, and the car’s automatic climate control immediately customized the cabin environment to my liking. This, my friends, was not just a car. It was a full-blown, Acura-fied luxury travel experience and I had just scored a front-row seat.

RLX Heritage

In its day, the Acura Legend was the biggest and the best that the Honda lineup of automobiles had to offer. When my Legend LS coupe was new in 1994, it sold for a whopping $41,885. For comparison, a top-line Honda Accord EX at the time was $19,950. The Legend flagship had features that were far ahead of its time. Twenty years later, the Acura RLX carries on that same mission: It delivers unsurpassed tech features, the most advanced safety systems in the industry, and performance levels that only sports cars could dream of in the 1990′s.

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Edmunds.com: Acura MDX vs. Infiniti QX60 vs. Lexus RX 350 F Sport

Posted by   on August 19th, 2013 No comments

2014 Acura MDX vs. 2014 Infiniti QX60 vs. 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

In a battle of midsize luxury SUVs, Edmunds.com places the 2014 Acura MDX over top the 2014 Infiniti QX60 and 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport:

The 2014 Acura MDX just had too many “bests” to be denied: the best handling, the best front seats, the quickest acceleration, the largest max cargo capacity and the potential for the best fuel economy. And without question, it’s the driver’s SUV of the trio.

Acura MDX
Infiniti QX60
Lexus RX 350
Price as Tested:
$57,400
$57,435
$53,924
Horsepower:
290
265
270
0-60 (sec.):
6.8
8.2
7.3
Quarter-mile:
15.0 @ 93.2
16.0 @ 89.2
15.4 @ 90.3
60-0 braking (ft.):
129
120
123
Slalom (mph):
60.7
60.0
62.4
Skid pad (g):
0.82
0.78
0.78
Edmunds fuel economy (mpg):
18.0
16.4
20.5

See the full review and gallery at Edmunds.com - 2014 Acura MDX vs. 2014 Infiniti QX60 vs. 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Comparison Test.

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2014 Acura MDX Review List

Posted by   on May 31st, 2013 No comments
2014 Acura MDX

2014 Acura MDX

“A good luxury crossover gets even better”- Mike Schlee, AutoGuide.com

“From the producers of the NSX, the most athletic of three-row SUVs.”- Jeff Sabatini, Car and Driver

“A Better Bestseller: Acura rewrites a crowd-pleasing script”- Ron Kiino, Motor Trend

Visit the links below to find out what reviewers have to say after sampling the all-new 2014 Acura MDX.

May 31, 2013

2014 Acura MDX AutoGuide.com – 2014 Acura MDX Review – Video
2014 Acura MDX Car and Driver – 2014 Acura MDX
2014 Acura MDX Motor Trend – First Drive: 2014 Acura MDX
2014 Acura MDX Autoblog – 2014 Acura MDX [w/video]
2014 Acura MDX Automobile Magazine – 2014 Acura MDX First Drive
2014 Acura MDX Driven Car Reviews – 2014 Acura MDX HD Video Review
2014 Acura MDX Popular Mechanics – 2014 Acura MDX Test Drive
2014 Acura MDX Edmunds.com – 2014 Acura MDX First Drive
2014 Acura MDX automotive.com – 2014 Acura MDX First Drive
2014 Acura MDX AutoWeek – 2014 Acura MDX Drive Review
2014 Acura MDX Kelly Blue Book – 2014 Acura MDX First Review: An Enduring Benchmark
2014 Acura MDX The Truth About Cars – First Drive: 2014 Acura MDX (Video)
2014 Acura MDX Autos.ca – First Drive: 2014 Acura MDX
2014 Acura MDX Winding Road – Driven: 2014 Acura MDX
2014 Acura MDX Cars.com – 2014 Acura MDX
2014 Acura MDX Leftlane- 2014 Acura MDX
2014 Acura MDX Consumer Reports – First drive: 2014 Acura MDX

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Motor Trend: 2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4

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2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4 - Courtesy Motor Trend

Similar yet very different, Motor Trend compares two “full-size” luxury sedans: the all-new 2014 Acura RLX and the 2013 Cadillac XTS4.

Specs-wise, the 2013 Cadillac XTS4 and the newly released 2014 Acura RLX almost are twins. Each sedan is powered by a midsize, 24-valve V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic. The Acura’s wheelbase is a mere half-inch longer than the Caddy’s, while exterior dimensions are within inches of each other. (The XTS is a bit longer and wider.) Comparably equipped, both cars wear stickers just above $60K. Yet in execution and character, the Cadillac and the Acura turn out to be surprisingly different machines, each offering a decidedly different take on what a sport-luxury four-door should be. So which one best delivers? Arthur St. Antoine, Motor Trend

Find out which vehicle comes out on top at Motor Trend - motortrend.com: 2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4.

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2014 Acura RLX Review List

Posted by   on February 15th, 2013 No comments
2014 Acura RLX

2014 Acura RLX

Initial reviews of the 2014 Acura RLX are trickling in, find out what the automotive media world has to say with the ongoing compiled list below.

February 15, 2013

2014 Acura RLX Car and Driver – 2014 Acura RLX FWD
2014 Acura RLX Automobile Magazine – Driven: 2014 Acura RLX
2014 Acura RLX Edmunds.com – 2014 Acura RLX First Drive
2014 Acura RLX CNET – 2014 Acura RLX
2014 Acura RLX AutoGuide.com – 2014 Acura RLX Review – Video
2014 Acura RLX automotive.com – 2014 Acura RLX First Drive
2014 Acura RLX AutoWeek – Acura has high hopes for the new RLX
2014 Acura RLX Motor Trend – 2014 Acura RLX First Drive
2014 Acura RLX Autoblog – 2014 Acura RLX
2014 Acura RLX Leftlane – First Drive: 2014 Acura RLX
2014 Acura RLX Popular Mechanics – 2014 Acura RLX Test Drive

 

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Motoring TV: 2013 Acura ILX Test Drive Video

Posted by   on December 5th, 2012 No comments
Motoring TV: 2013 Acura ILX Test Drive

Motoring TV: 2013 Acura ILX Test Drive

“If this is a harbinger of things to come, Acura’s future looks a lot brighter…”

Host Graeme Fletcher takes a Canadian ILX Tech for a test drive in the latest video review from Motoring TV. Just like his review of the 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD, the video is short and sweet, but still manages to deliver a good amount of info and insight on the 2013 ILX.

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