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
Transmission:
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 caranddriver.com – 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.

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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.

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Video: 2015 Acura MDX AWD Off-Road Test Review

2015 Acura MDX Off-Road

The EverymanDriver Dave Erickson gets behind the wheel of a 2015 Acura MDX SH-AWD for another of his off-road test reviews. The hills were steep and rugged at the Spokane ORV Park, at one point forcing the SH-AWD equipped MDX to push through successfully on just three wheels.

 “WOW… impressive… People call these cars like the MDXs, RDXs mall-finders, you know they’re just a family vehicle or a high end luxury vehicle that people take to the mall and the don’t really take it off-road. But if you want to… you can.”- Dave Erickson

Watch the 8:13-minute off-road review below.

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