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Link: Acura NSX Passes 388,888 Miles on Original Engine and Gearbox

Posted by   on August 13th, 2014 No comments

Acura NSX Passes 388,888 Miles

“In today’s recall hit world, talking about a sportscar than can play well into the six-figure odometer zone without any major technical issues sounds like a sci-fi story. Well, things like this do actually happen, it’s just that we have to look into the past, not the future.”- Andrei Tutu, autoevolution

For the full story visit autoevolution.com – Acura NSX Passes 388,888 Miles on Original Engine and Gearbox.

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Josh Clymer’s 400,000 Mile Acura TSX

Posted by   on April 29th, 2014 2 comments

Josh Clymer's 2005 Acura TSX

Congratulations goes out to Josh Clymer who last week passed 400,000 miles(643,738 kilometers) in his 2005 Acura TSX. To no one’s surprise, the TSX still runs like a champ and has had very few issues over the years.

“there’s no engine swaps, rebuilds or any other major work. In fact the only problems or things I just plain wore out were the door lock actuators, serpentine belt bearing, cooling fan motor and the starter. I replaced the starter because it was starting to slow down. Meaning it took a few extra seconds to start then it used to. It still actually worked just fine. It lasted to 330,000 miles!” Josh Clymer – TSX Travels

Josh started documenting his TSX experience just last year, with the goal of eventually joining the 500,000 mile club. You can follow along on Josh’s blog TSX Travels – tsxtravels.com.

Good luck on your travels Josh!

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Acura Ranked 2nd in Consumer Reports’ 2014 Brand Report Card

Posted by   on February 25th, 2014 1 comment

2014 Acura RLX

Consumer Reports has ranked Acura second out of 23 makes in their 2014 Brand Report Card. Acura moved up 3 spots from its 2013 ranking with a score of 75, just 4 points shy of this year’s top ranked brand.

The report card aims to recognize the brands which make the best all-around vehicles based on data from Consumer Reports’ comprehensive road tests as well as from subscriber reliability experiences.

“We calculate each brand’s overall score using an equally weighted composite of our road-test and reliability scores for each of its models that we’ve tested and for which our subscribers have provided reliability data in our Annual Auto Survey. To be included, each brand needs at least three models for which we have test and reliability data.” – Consumer Reports

Visit consumerreports.org for the full article: Consumer Reports - Who makes the best cars?

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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

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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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2014 Acura MDX and 2014 RLX Earn Top-Level IIHS Crash Scores

Posted by   on December 18th, 2013 No comments
2014 Acura RLX

2014 Acura RLX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Acura Delivers Advanced Safety Performance As Both Acura MDX and RLX Earn Top-Level IIHS Crash Scores

2014 Acura MDX and RLX achieve TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings, while 2014 Acura TL earns TOP SAFETY PICK status

12/18/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The all-new 2014 Acura MDX and 2014 RLX, have earned the highest-available collision safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), while the 2014 TL performance luxury sedan achieved a TOP SAFETY PICK rating.

These accomplishments come on top of the 2014 MDX and 2014 RDX having recently received a top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In addition, each received 5-Stars on each of the frontal and side impact crash tests, and each scored 4-Stars for rollover resistance in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

Significantly, both the MDX and RLX achieved the TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating while also improving fuel efficiency to class-leading levels.  While employing Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, the RLX and MDX reduce the overall mass of each vehicle by 275 pounds.

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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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Acura Third in Consumer Reports 2013 Reliability Rankings

Posted by   on October 28th, 2013 No comments
2014 Acura RDX

2014 Acura RDX

Acura was placed as a top three brand for reliability in Consumer Reports 2013 Annual Auto Reliability rankings. Acura came in third out of 28 brands included in the study.

“Those findings are from our 2013 Annual Auto Survey, which was conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. They’re based on subscribers’ experiences with 1.1 million vehicles. We use that pool of data to compile reliability histories and predict how well new cars that are currently on sale will hold up.” – Consumer Reports

All Acura models scored an above average rating from Consumer Reports.

Visit consumerreports.org for more information on their reliability ratings.

[Source: Consumer Reports]

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