Spied: 2016 Acura ILX

2016 Acura ILX

Edmunds.com has posted three photos listed as the 2016 Acura ILX. The images show a partially camouflaged vehicle with definite ILX design cues. Front and rear bumper updates are visible, as well as the addition of Jewel Eye Headlights and a new grille design. This could confirm a shift towards a new grille that was first seen on the Acura Concept SUV-X.

Also noted is the use of seemingly wider rear wheels, which might indicate the possibility of an AWD model for 2016. Earlier this year Autoguide.com reported that all Acura models will be getting an all-wheel-drive option by 2016.

See the rest of the photos on Edmunds.com – 2016 ILX Sedan Review.

[Source: Edmunds.com]

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

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.”


Edmunds.com: Acura MDX vs. Infiniti QX60 vs. Lexus RX 350 F Sport

2014 Acura MDX vs. 2014 Infiniti QX60 vs. 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport

In a battle of midsize luxury SUVs, Edmunds.com places the 2014 Acura MDX over top the 2014 Infiniti QX60 and 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport:

The 2014 Acura MDX just had too many “bests” to be denied: the best handling, the best front seats, the quickest acceleration, the largest max cargo capacity and the potential for the best fuel economy. And without question, it’s the driver’s SUV of the trio.

Acura MDX
Infiniti QX60
Lexus RX 350
Price as Tested:
0-60 (sec.):
15.0 @ 93.2
16.0 @ 89.2
15.4 @ 90.3
60-0 braking (ft.):
Slalom (mph):
Skid pad (g):
Edmunds fuel economy (mpg):

See the full review and gallery at Edmunds.com – 2014 Acura MDX vs. 2014 Infiniti QX60 vs. 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport Comparison Test.

[Source: Edmunds.com]

Acura Earns Top Honors in Edmunds.com 2013 Best Retained Value Awards

Acura Advance

Official release from acuranews.com:

Acura has highest projected five-year resale value among all luxury brands

06/17/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

For the second consecutive year, Acura led all other luxury brands in the Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® Awards with the highest projected residual value, of 45.1 percent, after five years of ownership.  The study is based on Edmunds.com’s True Market Value® (TMV®) tool, which projects a vehicle’s average resale value after five year’s of ownership at the time of the new-vehicle purchase.

“This recognition from Edmunds.com speaks to the clear advantages of the Acura brand in offering its customers outstanding luxury performance, features and technologies that few of our competitors can deliver at a price that none of them can match,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of sales for Acura.  “It’s yet another proof point that Acura is delivering truly outstanding value on a luxury scale and smart luxury buyers are taking notice.”


Acura Tops Luxury Brands in Edmunds.com’s 2013 Best Retained Value Awards

2013 Acura MDX

2013 Acura MDX

For the second consecutive year, Edmunds.com has recognized Acura as the top luxury brand in its Best Retained Value® Awards.

“Jeep and Acura took home the top prizes in Edmunds.com’s third annual Best Retained Value® Awards, which recognize the brands and new car models that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average True Market Value® (TMV®) price when sold new. Jeep won in the non-luxury division with a projected 50.6 percent residual value after five years, and Acura won the luxury crown with a projected five-year residual value of 45.1 percent.”

The Acura MDX received an Honorable Mention in the SUV Over $45,000 category.

Visit Edmunds.com for more information or click here for the press release.

[Source: Edmunds.com]

Edmunds.com Renders the 2015 Acura ILX Coupe

2015 Acura ILX Coupe Rendered - Courtesy Edmunds.com, Inc.

Today Edmunds.com presented a very Civic-looking, yet sharp rendering of what a future ILX Coupe would look like, and in the same breath announced that it’s unlikely that Acura will ever build such a model. Edmunds.com says Honda previously hinted at a coupe variant, but with sales numbers not quite where they should be, Edmunds now thinks the addition of a coupe is “less likely”.

We’ve heard the 2014 ILX will come with some nice upgrades, hopefully it’s enough for a huge sales boost.

Head over to Edmunds.com for the full post – Edmunds.com: 2015 Acura ILX Coupe Is Dead

[Source: Edmunds.com]

2013 Acura RDX Video Review – Edmunds.com

2013 Acura RDX - Edmunds.com

2013 Acura RDX – Edmunds.com

Watch a short but favourable video review of the 2013 Acura RDX from Edmunds.com:

“Erin Riches gives you the pros and cons of the Acura RDX, along with insight on pricing, safety, and fuel economy plus a list of competitors of the RDX including the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Lexus RX 350, Mercedes-Benz GLK and Volvo XC60.”

See the video below or for more info on the Acura RDX visit edmunds.com.