Video: Acura “Oh What Fun It Is To Drive” Holiday Commercials

The “Oh What Fun It Is To Drive” themed commercials are back this holiday season to promote special offers on the 2016 ILX, 2016 RDX, 2016 MDX and 2015 TLX. Visit to explore current offers.

Last season’s theme song, “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” performed by Julian Casablancas is once again featured in both ads. See the two 30-second spots below:

[Source: Acura via YouTube]

Acura TLX, RDX and MDX Earn 2016 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Acura TLX, RDX and MDX Take Home 2016 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards

Nov 11, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Three Acura luxury performance vehicles have earned 2016 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards : the 2016 TLX received the Premium Midsize Car distinction, the 2016 RDX was named the Premium Compact Crossover/SUV and the 2016 MDX was lauded the Premium Midsize Crossover/SUV award.

“Earning Consumer Guide Automotive awards for our TLX midsize luxury sedan and class-leading RDX and MDX luxury SUVs demonstrates the growing strength and balance of the Acura lineup,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager, Acura division. “We’ll continue to build on this strong foundation in the future with vehicles that deliver on core Acura brand values of precision-crafted performance.”

The three Acura models were selected by the Consumer Guide Automotive editorial team based on performance, features, accommodations, fuel economy, resale value and price within their respective classes.

Introduced as an all new model in August 2014, the TLX is one of the brand’s best-selling vehicles, with nearly 6,000 units sold in October 2015, and has earned the Best Buy award for the second consecutive year. Three TLX distinct variants appeal to a broad cross-section of luxury sports-sedan customers, with a wide range of powertrain and drivetrain options, and carry a long list of standard luxury comfort, convenience and safety features for a luxurious driving experience.

The RDX has been named the Best Buy in its class for the fourth consecutive year. The 2016 RDX offers more performance, luxury appointments and advanced safety technology than ever, including a new, more powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC®  V-6 engine, standard Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlights  and LED taillights and an expanded list of available AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies.

The MDX has earned the Best Buy distinction in the Premium Midsize Crossover/SUV category six times since 2009. For 2016, the Acura MDX offers more performance, safety and luxury including a revised Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system with a twin-clutch design, a new 9-speed automatic transmission, a robust offering of AcuraWatch™ driver-assistive and safety features – now available on all trims – and added luxury appointments such as a bi-directional remote engine starter, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The 2016 Acura TLX, RDX and MDX and complete list of the Best Buy winners can be found at and in the Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buys 2016 magazine out Dec. 1.

About Consumer Guide® Automotive
Since 1967, Consumer Guide has published authoritative, objective reviews of
new and used cars and trucks. Consumer Guide’s singular focus is to make car
shopping easier for consumers. Consumer Guide editors provide professional,
unbiased evaluations of nearly 1500 new and used vehicles as well as expert
shopping advice and insightful automotive editorials. Consumer Guide is
based in Lincolnwood, IL. It is published by Publications International,

[Source: Acura]

Vossen Dealer Spotlight: Acura of Pembroke Pines

Many of the TLX photos we’ve shared over the past year or so have been cars from the Acura of Pembroke Pines dealership. That’s because as soon as the 2015 Acura TLX was available, they were one of the first to get a project car started and camera-ready. It didn’t end with the first TLX project, they continued with the 2016 Acura ILX and also a TLX project 2.

Mike Chan of Acura of Pembroke Pines is the man behind many of the Acura builds, and in this Vossen Dealer Spotlight video we get to hear the story behind his Acura projects:

“Mike is their Parts/Service Director and a long time car enthusiast who saw huge opportunities to expand Acura’s enthusiast market with Vossen all while making his customers extremely happy. As you can see in the video and pictures, this dealership again sets itself apart by appealing to those that want to stand out from the usual stock car.” – Vossen Wheels

Check out the video feature on Mike Chan and Acura of Pembroke Pines below.

[Source: Vossen Wheels via YouTube, Mike Chan]

Gallery: 2016 Acura MDX on 22″ Vossen CVT Wheels

Here’s a recent set from Vossen Wheels featuring a White Diamond Pearl Acura MDX with 22″ CVT Wheels in Gloss Graphite. We’ve actually posted a similar setup last year, but with a Crystal Black Pearl MDX on Silver CVT Wheels. Check one the photos above or see the full gallery on

[Source: Vossen Wheels]

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: Acura TLX and MDX Now in Kuwait

The Acura brand is now offered in the Middle East for the first time through the newly opened AlMulla Acura dealership in Kuwait. The facility is said to have the largest Acura showroom in the world and consists of four levels: two basements, a ground floor, and a first floor.

AlMulla Acura has launched with just two models, the 2015 MDX and 2015 TLX. Their website lists the MDX equipped with SH-AWD, while the TLX is offered with FWD P-AWS only, with 2.4L or 3.5L engines.

Using the tagline “Super Handling is Here,” Acura Kuwait introduces the TLX and MDX in the two promo videos below.

[Source: AlMulla Acura via YouTube]

Video: 2016 Acura MDX Festival Commercial

“Make a fast getaway with the new MDX. With seating for seven, along with three distinct drive modes, the legendary MDX is truly up for anything. In this spot, five friends make a fast u-turn after discovering their desert festival destination isn’t quite as nice as the drive they took to get there. Fortunately, the versatile and sophisticated MDX is equipped for a quick change of plans.” – Acura via YouTube

The 1-minute spot features the song “Stuck In The Metal” by Eagles of Death Metal.