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Video: Acura China’s “A+ Experience”

Posted by   on May 12th, 2014 5 comments

Acura China's "A+ Experience"

I’ll bet you haven’t seen the MDX or RDX driven like this before. Two wheel driving, burnouts and 180s were some of the stunts performed at the Acura China “A+ Experience” kickoff event last month. The “A+ Experience” is what Acura China has named their national test drive tour that will run throughout the year.

Check out the 2:31-minute video below.

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2014 Acura MDX and RDX Selected as Edmunds.com Top Rated Vehicles

Posted by   on April 17th, 2014 No comments

2014 Acura MDX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

04/17/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Acura’s dynamic luxury light truck duo, the 2014 MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the 2014 RDX luxury crossover sport utility vehicle, have been named as Top Rated Vehicles by Edmunds.com.

“This honor from Edmunds confirms what the sales records achieved by MDX and RDX already demonstrate; Acura has the best one-two punch in the luxury marketplace,” said Mike Accavitti, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Acura Division.  “With the five-passenger RDX and new seven-passenger MDX, Acura continues to deliver an outstanding combination of exhilarating performance, great fuel efficiency, extraordinary luxury and value.”

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Hot selling and Award-winning RDX goes on sale

Posted by   on April 2nd, 2014 1 comment

2015 Acura RDX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

04/02/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The 2015 RDX crossover SUV goes on sale today with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price* (MSRP) starting at $34,895, Acura announced today. Ever popular with customers, the RDX has been a sales hit, posting its 22nd consecutive monthly sales record in February 2014. RDX again earned honors and won the 2014 ALG Residual Value Award by delivering the highest projected three-year resale value of any vehicle in the Premium Compact Utility Vehicle category.*

The 2015 RDX features a 273-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system (available as a $1,400 option). The RDX exterior incorporates an aerodynamically efficient body with Amplitude Reactive Dampers and a motion adaptive electric power steering system.

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Acura Ranked 4th in J.D. Power 2014 Vehicle Dependability Study

Posted by   on February 14th, 2014 No comments
2011 Acura RDX

2011 Acura RDX

Acura has been ranked 4th out of 31 brands in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study(VDS).

“The study, now in its 25th year, examines problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of 2011 model-year vehicles. Overall dependability is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.”

While the overall average number of problems per 100 cars has increased for the first time since 1998, Acura saw a decrease in problems from last year’s study, dropping from 120 PP100 in 2013 to 109 PP100 in 2014.

The Acura RDX was awarded highest rank in the Compact Premium CUV segment, while the Acura MDX ranked in the top three of the Midsize Premium CUV segment.

Visit jdpower.com for the full press release: J.D. Power – 2014 Vehicle Dependability Study

[Source: J.D. Power and Associates]

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Video: 2014 Acura RDX AWD Off-Road Test Review

Posted by   on February 12th, 2014 2 comments

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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Acura MDX and RDX Win “Best Cars for the Money” Awards

Posted by   on February 12th, 2014 No comments
2014 Acura MDX

2014 Acura MDX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Acura MDX and RDX Win U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best Cars for the Money Awards

Acura MDX and RDX deliver value on a luxury Scale

02/12/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Acura’s hottest sellers, MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and RDX luxury crossover SUV,  have won U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 awards with MDX taking the “Best Luxury 3-Row Midsize SUV For The Money” award and RDX winning the “Best Luxury Compact SUV For The Money” category.

“The MDX and RDX continue to win accolades for their outstanding combination of exhilarating, performance, great fuel efficiency, and outstanding value on a luxury scale,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura Sales.  “With the five-passenger RDX and new seven-passenger MDX, Acura has unquestionably two of the most competitive luxury SUVs in the market.”

The “Best Cars for the Money” methodology combines quality and value data into a composite score. Within each of 21 award categories, the vehicle with the highest score is named the “Best Car for the Money” in that category. Quality is measured by the overall score a vehicle achieved in the U.S. News car rankings at the time the awards are published. The rankings, updated monthly at www.usnews.com/cars, compare cars on the basis of safety, reliability and a consensus of industry experts’ opinions. Value is measured by a combination of a vehicle’s five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle at the time the awards are published.

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Acura RDX Receives 2014 ALG Residual Value Award

Posted by   on November 18th, 2013 No comments
2014 Acura RDX

2014 Acura RDX – 2014 ALG Residual Value Award

Official release from acuranews.com:

11/18/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • Acura RDX earns residual value award for Premium Compact Utility Vehicle
  • Acura Brand continues outstanding performance in annual ALG residual value study

The Acura RDX luxury crossover SUV has earned a 2014 ALG Residual Value Award by delivering the highest projected three-year resale value of any vehicle in the Premium Compact Utility Vehicle category.  According to ALG, the honor also recognizes the exceptional vehicle quality, strong brand desirability and long-tem reliability of the RDX.  Since 2000, Acura has earned seven model awards and three overall luxury brand awards from ALG.

As the leading provider of residual value information to the automotive industry, ALG’s annual Residual Value Awards honor the vehicles in each industry segment that ALG predicts will retain the highest percentage of their original price after a three-year period.

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2014 Acura MDX and RDX Achieve Top NHTSA Crash Scores

Posted by   on October 30th, 2013 2 comments
2014 Acura MDX

2014 Acura MDX

Official release from acuranews.com:

2014 Acura MDX and RDX Achieve Top NHTSA Crash Scores Advancing Acura’s Continued Safety Leadership

10/30/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The all-new 2014 Acura MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and 2014 RDX luxury crossover SUV recently received the top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).  Both Acuras received 5-Star scores, across the board, for each of the frontal and side impact crash tests and scored 4-Stars for rollover resistance.

MDX and RDX engineers also targeted top-level safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and anticipate the highest rating of GOOD in the Institute’s new stringent small overlap front crash test.  A TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating is expected for MDX and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating is expected for RDX.

Acura MDX offers a rich array of safety and driver assistive technologies including the next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist System.

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