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Acura’s Advanced Screening of The Avengers

Posted by   on May 3rd, 2012 1 comment
Marvel's The Avengers

Marvel’s The Avengers – In Theatres May 4th

Acura hosted special advanced screenings of Marvel’s The Avengers this past week in select cities across Canada and the US, and if you were a lucky Acura owner in attendance, you already know how awesome this movie is.

I was fortunate enough to receive a pair of passes to the Edmonton event tonight courtesy of West Side Acura. It was an Acura mini-meet as owners filled the lot to see the Avengers assemble on screen. My good friend and Acura enthusiast Marty Quon even brought his car out of hibernation for the summer, arriving in his mint 2004 Silverstone NSX. Attendees who weren’t rushing in for seats were able to stop and check out the 2013 ILX parked out front, and I finally got to see the production ILX for the first time since I saw the concept debut in Detroit.

Acura guests were able to redeem their tickets for free snacks and received a goodie bag containing an Acura pamphlet, Avengers poster and key chain. Before the movie started the audience was presented with a few Acura promo videos and commercials. I’ve seen the NSX Concept intro about a hundred times, but it felt like a whole new experience seeing it on the big screen.

After all the trailers, posters and hype for The Avengers these past few months, you’re probably wondering if it was worth the wait. Superheroes coming together to save the world, we’ve seen it done before. This one just has a bigger cast of characters right? While it’s true the premise does sound cliche and the film does contain a huge all-star cast, The Avengers still manages to live up, and even exceed all the hype. Somehow even with six prominent superheroes, they were able to successfully create a genuine and compelling storyline where each character was able to shine. Let’s not forget there’s still also Nick Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents Hill and Coulson, and the antagonist Loki who played an excellent villain.

Though it may make you feel like a kid again trying to decide which superhero is your favourite, you don’t need to be comic book fan to enjoy this one. There’s non-stop entertainment and fun for all ages, so don’t miss out on the biggest blockbuster of the summer. Marvel’s The Avengers hits theatres May 4th.

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Video: Wide Open Throttle Reviews the 2013 Acura ILX

Posted by   on April 26th, 2012 No comments
Jessi Lang Acura ILX

Host Jessi Lang in the 2013 Acura ILX

In the latest episode of Wide Open Throttle, host Jessi Lang takes the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid to the hills of Malibu California for a video review. Jessi provides an excellent overview on the entire ILX line and her thoughts as a Gen-Y buyer.

Find out how Jessi feels about the ILX Hybrid in the 6-minute video below.

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March/April 2012 Acura Review List

Posted by   on April 20th, 2012 1 comment
2013 Acura ILX

2013 Acura ILX

With the verdicts on the new 2013 ILX and RDX rolling in, the Acura Review List is back for 2012. The list is updated often, so check back for more throughout the month.

April 26, 2012

2011 Acura TSX Edmunds’ Inside Line – 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Long-Term Test
April 23, 2012

2013 Acura ILX Autoblog – 2013 Acura ILX First Drive Review
April 20, 2012

2013 Acura ILX Edmunds’ Inside Line – 2013 Acura ILX First Drive
2013 Acura ILX AutoGuide.com – 2013 Acura ILX Review
2013 Acura ILX AutoGuide.com – 2013 Acura ILX 2.4 Review
2013 Acura ILX Winding Road Magazine – Driven: 2013 Acura ILX
2013 Acura ILX Leftlane – First Drive: 2013 Acura ILX
2013 Acura ILX Car and Driver – 2013 Acura ILX – First Drive Review
2013 Acura ILX Popular Mechanics – 2013 Acura ILX Test Drive
2013 Acura ILX Auto123.com – 2013 Acura ILX First Impressions
2013 Acura ILX Green Car Reports – 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid: First Drive Review
2013 Acura ILX Automobile Magazine – First Drive: 2013 Acura ILX
2013 Acura ILX SPEEDtv.com – DRIVEN: Acura Revisits Compact Luxury
2013 Acura ILX DailyTech – Driving Impressions: 2013 Acura ILX
April 12, 2012

2013 Acura RDX Edmunds’ Inside Line – 2013 Acura RDX Full Test
2013 Acura RDX Autos.ca – First Drive: 2013 Acura RDX
2011 Acura TSX Motor Trend – 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Long Term Verdict
April 2, 2012

2013 Acura RDX Motor Trend – 2013 Acura RDX First Test
2013 Acura RDX Auto123.com – 2013 Acura RDX First Impressions
2013 Acura RDX Autoblog – 2013 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX Driving Sports TV – 2013 Acura RDX Reviewed
March 29, 2012

2013 Acura RDX AutoWeek – 2013 Acura RDX: Drive review
2013 Acura RDX Winding Road Magazine – Driven: 2013 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX Motor Authority – 2013 Acura RDX First Drive
2013 Acura RDX AutoGuide.com – 2013 Acura RDX Review
2013 Acura RDX The Car Connection – 2013 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX Car and Driver – First Drive Review
2013 Acura RDX Leftlane – First Drive: 2013 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX National Post – Preview: 2013 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX DailyTech – Driving the Second-Gen. Acura RDX
   
2012 Acura MDX Autos.ca – Test Drive: 2012 Acura MDX Elite

 

 

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Video: 2013 Acura RDX Reviewed

Posted by   on April 2nd, 2012 No comments
2013 Acura RDX

Driving Sports TV 2013 Acura RDX Review

 Driving Sports TV presents the first video review of 2013 Acura RDX.

“Ryan travels to the American Southwest to test the 2013 Acura RDX. This new model is significantly different than the outgoing model (from our 2011 Winter Special): the Turbo 4 has been changed out with a V6, ground clearance has been increased and the ride has been improved significantly. As equipped, the RDX we tested with Tech Package and AWD costs around $40,000.” – Driving Sports TV

See the Driving Sports TV video review below.

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Video: 2013 Acura ILX First Drive Review

Posted by   on March 21st, 2012 7 comments
2013 Acura ILX

2013 Acura ILX First Drive Review

Here’s another First Drive Review from The Fast Lane Car, this time featuring the all-new 2013 Acura ILX. Again, driving impressions are embargoed until mid April, but host Roman Mica does admit the ILX feels more like a “baby BMW”.

See the video below or head over to The Fast Lane Car for more.

[Source: The Fast Lane Car via YouTube]

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Video: 2013 Acura RDX First Drive Review

Posted by   on March 20th, 2012 No comments
2013 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX First Drive Review

Here’s one of the first video reviews of the all-new 2013 Acura RDX in motion from The Fast Lane Car. Actual driving impressions of the vehicle are embargoed until the end of the month, but you can still see it in action and take a peek at some of its new features.

[Source: The Fast Lane Car via YouTube]

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The Rocky Mountain Road Tour: ZDX Wrap-Up

Posted by   on March 19th, 2012 3 comments

2012 Acura ZDX

All good things must come to an end, and after 10 days and nearly 2000 kilometers travelled, our epic road tour through the Rockies came to a conclusion. I was happy to be heading home, but reluctant to hand over the ZDX back to Acura.

Performing like a sports sedan but with the toughness and utility of a crossover, it was as I expected, the perfect winter driving machine for our trip. Powering up steep climbs and navigating down curvy descents, through ice, snow, slush and rain, the ZDX was flawless. No vehicle is bulletproof in extreme road conditions, but extra measures like winter tires, adequate ground clearance and Super Handling-All Wheel Drive can be a defining advantage when you need to get out of a “snowy” situation. Still begging to be tested, the ZDX was by far the most capable vehicle I have ever taken on a road trip.

The Rocky Mountain Road Tour

With one of the most luxurious and technology-packed interiors Acura has to offer, the ZDX’s spacious cabin was an absolute pleasure to ride in even after many hours on the road. The leather dash and surrounding leather trim mixed with the ambient light from the dual moon roofs to create a natural, comforting environment ideal for our long drives in the mountains. There was more than enough space for our two snowboards and luggage with the rear seats folded down, and the power tailgate was a nice touch for quick and easy loading. As an Acura, the ZDX is equipped with a ton of convenient features, all very intuitive and useful for making the trip that much more enjoyable.

2012 Acura ZDX Interior

I couldn’t keep count of all the heads that turned as they walked by the ZDX, most likely gripped by its unique and dramatic styling. One of its most noticeable characteristics, the long sloping roof line, is what really distinguishes it from the usual crossover varieties. From the front windshield, the industry-leading panoramic glass roof slowly curves over the top and towards the rear apex at the slightest angle, creating a distinctive silhouette that is elegant, but also aerodynamic and sporty. I love the sharp edge that arches over the rear wheels and along the side of the vehicle, it adds an aggressive flair to the ZDX’s bold, muscular figure. More to its “coupe-like” appearance are hidden rear door handles which at some angles, can make the ZDX seem as if it only has two doors. In a parking lot full of your typical ski resort vehicles, it was nice to have one that was different and so easy pick out.

2012 Acura ZDX

So is it a utility sedan? A super coupe? A performance crossover? I guess you could say it is all of the above. I still couldn’t accurately describe the ZDX in just a few words, but in this case, it’s definitely not a bad thing. I think the unique combination of qualities bring a mysterious allure to the ZDX, and that’s something you won’t easily find in the selection of today’s vehicles. When I look back at this trip, it won’t be hard to remember the ZDX and how it carried us through the Rockies with such style, comfort, and confidence.

The Rocky Mountain Road Tour 2012:

• The Rocky Mountain Road Tour: Introduction
• Day 01: Marmot Basin
• Day 02/03: Lake Louise
• Day 04: Revelstoke
• Day 05/06: Whitewater
• Day 07: Red Mountain
• Day 08/09/10: Whistler Blackcomb
• The Rocky Mountain Road Tour: ZDX Wrap-Up

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Motor Trend 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon Long Term Update 7

Posted by   on February 28th, 2012 No comments
2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon © Motor Trend

In Motor Trend’s latest Long Term Review entry, News Editor Ed Sanchez takes to the California freeways to test out the TSX Sport Wagon’s “people hauling” capabilities.

“This clever hatchback seems like a wagon enthusiast’s dream come true, especially in a market where so few manufactures are willing to bring over their Euro-market ‘estates.’ Many of my fellow staffers have gushed with praise for Acura’s entry-level hauler, and as an unabashed fan of wagons and hatches, I was prepared to heap more praise on the pile.”

Visit motortrend.com for the full entry and gallery.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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