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A look at the 2017 Acura TLX GT Package


The new 2017 Acura TLX sedan has recently been introduced to a select few automotive insiders. The introduction showed the power and beauty of the car with its sporty-looking, GT appearance package inspired by racers. Now its been revealed those in the know now say it’s a must-have. It’s a beautiful thing how a performance package can transform a good car into a great one. The GT package has just such an impact. Insiders say it’s bound to impress people that appreciate quality automotive ingenuity. To many, this car reflects Acura’s inner-road racer.

The changes the GT package makes to the Acura TLX are pretty dramatic. It starts with a brand new front bumper that has a splitter attached, it also includes side skirts and ends with a discrete trunk-lid mounted spoiler. This is based on the TLX Pirelli World Challenge team’s body kit. Buyers can even get the new 2017 Acura TLX GT package with 19 inch alloy wheels and performance tires to complete the barely street-legal look. Acura is offering the automotive public the thrill of owning and driving a car that lets you experience your wild side while ensconced in an automobile with all the latest and best safety and performance features.

The base TLX is powered by a 206 horsepower, 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine and generates 182 pound-feet of torque. All 16-valves of this impressive unit power this front-wheel drive vehicle. Part of the reason for the TLX’s sublimely efficient operation is the coordination between the engine and the smoother-shifting, shift paddle controlled, eight-speed automatic transmission. The V6, 3.5 liter engine model of the TLX delivers 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. Its 9-speed automatic transmission glides from gear to gear at the perfect moment. The V6 TLX is also available with super-handling all-wheel drive for a little more. And, you are sure to fall in love with the all-wheel drive package of any Acura, and you can test drive one at Chapman Acura.

In speed tests conducted at facilities worldwide, the 2017 V6 TLX only took 5.8 seconds to go from zero to 60. Plus its four-wheel steering and drive-by-wire throttle systems make handling and maneuvering the vehicle dramatically better. This is true whether you choose the model with the four or six cylinder engines. It’s easy to see why both consumers and the company are excitedly looking forward to public showing of the TLX sporting its GT package. Acura has made its name by producing fast, powerful, comfortable, high-quality automobiles. The new 2017 Acura TLX with the GT package continues that tradition.

An air of mystery surrounds the new 2017 Acura TLX featuring the GT package. Information about it has been near impossible to come by. The company is being tight-lipped about the vehicle, which will make its public debut at the annual SEMA show. Acura has not yet announced any pricing information, but Acura’s exciting new GT appearance package will begin being offered to buyers beginning next month. For people that already loved the Acura TLX this is a bonus. For people becoming aware of the Acura TLX for the first time, this can be a life-altering moment.


The Acura brand has always been known for quality engineering. From its sleek looks, quiet, powerful, dependable engines to comfortable technologically advanced interiors, the company has always been an industry leader. Now comes a new statement from the Japanese automaker, which will offer a sporty, racing-inspired appearance package as an option for the 2017 TLX. It’s being called GT, and it offers barely street legal technology. It will come with side skirts, a splitter on the front bumper and even a trunk lid with a spoiler. It’s a sporty look and is inspired by Acura’s Pirelli World Challenge team’s body kit.

This new performance package reveals another of Acura’s strengths. It has the sporty and rugged looks indicative of an active lifestyle, yet it can fit in perfectly for any occasion. This automobile has personality. It pushes up beyond the edge of ordinary and makes a statement about substance and style, flourishing in an automobile for all occasions. Add 19-inch alloy wheels, performance tires and an air of invincibility, and your TLX will be ready for anything.

When equipped with the GT package, the base TLX comes with a 206-horsepower and a four cylinder 2.4 liter engine. An eight-speed, shift-paddle controlled automatic transmission helps the 16-valve unit unit to make 182 pound-feet of torque do as its told. The TLX also offers a more powerful model. One that comes with a 3.5-liter V6, 290 horsepower engine and has 267 pound-feet of torque. It boasts a 9-speed automatic transmission and has the super-handling all-wheel drive system as an available option. And the TLX with the GT package goes from zero to 60 in a brisk 5.8 seconds. To see that speed can come in handy, test drive one at Chapman Acura, and you are sure to really have a lot of fun.

This exciting automobile employs a drive-by-wire throttle system as well as Acura’s trick four-wheel steering system. The result is incredible handling along with maneuverability. That comes standard with the vehicle whether the customer decides on the one with a four- or six-cylinder engine. Giving customers more than they anticipated has been Acura’s trademark from the start, and the Acura TLX with the GT package continues in that tradition. With this vehicle, Acura is continuing to offer drivers the ability to comfortably go anywhere they want in style.

An adoring public awaits the arrival of the Acura TLX. The vehicle will get it first public showing in a few weeks when it will be unveiled as part of the annual SEMA show. The automotive world wants to see what Acura has done with TLX by adding the appearance package. This new performance package with its powerful, improved smooth-shifting transmission and cat-quick acceleration is both classy and fun. In today’s rapidly changing global village, the Acura TLX is designed to take you anywhere you want to go and let you look good doing it.

The company has not announced pricing information at this point. However, the GT package will be available for sale nationwide within the next month. Either way, the 2017 Acura TLX promises to be a great car.


The 2017 MDX has been refreshed. It now sports real wood along with fine leather to the SUV lineup of Acura. Normally when people in the auto industry say a vehicle has been refreshed, it means the automobile just has some minor changes. But the changes to the 2017 Acura MDX are closer to being a reinvention. The vehicle already was among the most refined of the premium midsized SUVs. Now Acura has upped the ante with the new 2017 MDX. The MDX was already a bright spot for Acura based on its strong September 2016 sales report, even as the auto sales market in the United States has cooled.

The numbers show that the Acura MDX is the North American market’s number one selling SUV regardless of size. Right behind the MDX in sales is Acura’s 2-row premium RDX crossover. What many people love about the MDX is that it offers more SUV for the dollar when compared to the competition. At a glance, some people may be less than impressed with the exterior changes to the MDX. It has an exceptional upgraded grille as well as new 20-inch rims. It is when they slide inside the 2017 MDX that people begin to truly appreciate the difference the ballyhooed upgrades make. To see the upgraded 2017 MDX, head on down to Chapman Acura

At Monterey Auto Week Acura allowed attendees to experience the interior of the 2017 Acura MDX Advance from the driver’s seat. It’s at that point people really begin to appreciate the upgrades. The real wood adds a certain je no se qua to the interior that just screams class and unmatched quality. The upgraded seats takes the comfort people have come to expect from the Acura MDX to a whole new level. The seats provide superior support while hugging you like a long lost lover. Within seconds, you begin to feel a sense of comfort and relaxation that helps you realize no journey is too long when you’re in the new 2017 Acura MDX.

The real wood trim beautifully enhances what already was a plush interior. Being inside the MDX has always been a wonderful experience. Now it has real wood and upgraded seating, which features seats that are glove-soft leather and perforated to allow them to be heated or cooled, the option of having Captain’s Chair seating in the second row, full-sized third row seating with Acura Sensing as a standard feature. Plus the split-screen center stack is well balanced adding to the midsized SUV segment’s most ergonomically correct cabin.

With the addition of accent piping on the custom stitched seats, the interior of the MDX looks and feels plush and rich. It’s the type of interior one might expect to find in a Rolls Royce or a Bentley, not an SUV. When people sit inside the 2017 Acura MDX, the word refreshed isn’t what come to mind. Instead they say it’s transformed with a master-stroke that will only add to the experience of enjoying its exhilarating premium-driven performance. The new 2017 Acura MDX is truly impressive.



The 2016 Acura TLX is here and there are lots of reasons for people to buy it. This one vehicle replaces both the TSX and the TL and offers the best of both worlds. It has the luxury features of the TL plus the agility of the TSX. The result is a stylish, comfortable vehicle with adequate power, superior handling and a wide range of innovative features at a very affordable price. Here are 5 reasons to buy the Acura TLX.

Distinctive Styling

Many people weren’t in love with the Acura TL’s bionic beak grille. They longed for Acura’s usual tasteful, understated style. The 2016 Acura TLX will satisfy them and is sure to turn heads. In the front there are jewel-like headlights. The rear features classy LED taillights. And in between is a sleek-looking automobile that’s easy on the eyes and destined to attract lots of new fans and win back old friends.

Appealing Powertrain Options

The base TLX comes with the same 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that was on the TSX. It also has a nice new dual-clutch automated manual transmission. The standard shift paddles help the vehicle make the most of the 206 horsepower the engine possesses. For those that want more, there’s an available V6 engine with 290 horsepower that works in concert with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The pairings are both powerful and fuel efficient. The 4-cylinder produces 35 miles per gallon in highway driving while the V6 delivers 34 miles per gallon.

Impressive Handling

Whether you choose the 4-cylinder or the V6 TLX, you are going to love the way the vehicle handles on even the tightest roads. The 4-cylinder only comes with front-wheel drive and the nose isn’t as heavy as that of the V6. This makes the 4-cylinder version feel incredibly responsive. Should you opt for the TLX V6 with Honda’s optional Super Handling All Wheel Drive system, you’re in for a real treat. The system sends power side-to-side and front-to-back. This eliminates understeer and gives the TLX that sporty feel for which Acura automobiles have long been known and loved. While you can’t push an Acura TLX to the limits on a test drive, you should still see what one is made of at Chapman Acura

Great Seats

The seats on the 2016 Acura TLX are stellar. Standard on the TLX is a 10-way power driver’s seat that delivers the type of support people expect from a much more expensive vehicle. The rear passenger seating is both comfortable and pleasing and provides sufficient space for people to relax. That means whether you’re the driver or a passenger in the TLX you’re sure to enjoy the experience.

More Features For Less

Acura always provides great standard features in its automobiles. The TLX continues that tradition with standard features like Bluetooth, automatic climate control, dual display screens and many others that provide connectivity, infotainment and comfort. Add the Technology package and you get safety features like lane-departure warning and more, as well as an excellent ELS stereo. The Acura TLX offers more than its higher-priced European rivals, plus has better resale value.


Overiew of tech in the 2017 Acura RDX



The 2017 Acura RDX is one of the most technologically advanced automobiles on the road today. Everywhere you look, this vehicle has a technologically advanced system. It starts with its new bi-directional key fob thats is part of its smart entry and remote engine starter system. This new fob enables you to remotely tell the vehicle when to lock or unlock the doors, open the rear liftgate or start the engine. An LED on the fob lights up to let you know the message has been received. All of this without removing the fob from your pocket. Talk about advanced technological convenience and connectivity.

Some more examples of the technology in the new RDX are parking sensors in the front and rear and the multi-angle rearview cameras. The rearview cameras are standard safety features the 2017 RDX. The cameras offer a clear view of what’s going on behind your vehicle. You can see the rear view on either a 5-inch color information display or if you have the Elite Packages or RDX technology, the image appears on an 8-inch display on the Navigation system. Plus the Elite Package comes with front and rear parking sensors that help to make parking your RDX easier when pulling into tight spaces.

When you are in your RDX, you are always connected to the world around you through the use of SIRI eyes free compatibility. By programming and linking your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone using the HandsFreeLink interface you can make and receive calls through the RDXs audio system. Siri® Eyes Free compatibility also lets you read your texts and emails and respond to them using your voice. You can also get turn-by-turn voice navigation, check the weather and set alarms and reminders without taking your hands off the steering wheel. Now that’s convenience. However, it’s one thing to read about and another thing to experience, so you need to check one out at Chapman Acura.

The RDX can also come with Acura’s Navigation System, which has Voice Recognition technology. This can help you find your destination and pinpoint your location wherever you are in North America. You can also gain access to its onboard search directory. This system has bilingual voice recognition software, plus it can provide real-time directions via voice or using the moving map display. Simply ask the system and it will provide you with the easiest way to get to your destination. It’s Zagat Survey ratings will even help you select the best restaurant for the type of cuisine you desire.

While you have no control over the weather, the technologically advanced RDX can make it easier for you to cope with it. The RDX Technology Package comes with rain-sensing wipers. Activate them and they will come on automatically when the camera mounted on top of the windshield senses precipitation. Even when the weather is unpredictable, the RDX can compensate. Its RDX Elite Package has auto-dimming side mirrors that won’t let the headlights of the vehicle behind you blind your vision. Plus, both the Elite and Technology packages offer power-folding mechanics that make it easier for you to park in the tightest space.


If you are looking for a crossover SUV, you know that you have plenty of options. Buyers are scooping up crossovers as they love the versatility and ease of driving them, and they are comfortable too. While the field is crowded, one name that stands out is the Acura MDX. Here are a few reasons why you should strongly consider buying one.

First and foremost, if you are buying an SUV, gas mileage is probably not high up on things you are worrying about. While true, you don’t have to worry too much about wasting gas as it gets 19 MPG in the city and 27 on the highway. If you use cruise control and avoid sudden accelerations, you can get nearly 30 MPG on the freeway, which is great for this size SUV.

Cars, trucks and SUVs are safer than they have ever been, and Acura is on the forefront of many new safety features. If you want to drive down the road with your family and not worry, you are in luck with the MDX. The three row SUV earned the highest, and highly coveted, five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With AcuraWatch™ technology, drivers can stay on top of things and respond to any situation quickly.

There are plenty of underpowered SUVs that leave drivers wanting more, but you don’t have to worry as the MDX won’t have any of that. With a 290 horsepower, 3.5 liter V-6 engine, you aren’t going to feel like you are driving an underpowered and boring SUV. This doesn’t mean that you can fly down the road like you had a sports car, but with a 0-60 time of under seven seconds, you can get around with ease. But, it’s one thing to read about power, and it’s another thing to feel it. For this reason, head down to Chapman Acura to test drive one.

While you may like good gas mileage and lots of power, if you aren’t comfortable in your vehicle, it’s hard to enjoy it. Again, the Acura MDX has you covered. With three rows of luxury seats, you can fit up to eight people, comfortably. Adults over six-feet tall may want to stick to the front seats or the first two rows, but it’s more comfortable than most larger cars and SUVs, and it’s a big reason why anyone who loves taking the family on a road trip should consider the MDX.

There are a lot of choices out there for SUVs, and if you want a crossover, you know the market is crowded. But, if you want reliability and cutting-edge tech, the Acura MDX is a solid choice. For three decades now, Acura has made affordable and reliable cars and SUVs, and they have only improved. If you are looking for something that you can rely on for years to come, you won’t regret getting an Acura MDX.

With many options in the crossover market, you may not be able to research everything. But, luckily, the Acura MDX offers it all – luxury, style, power and reliability, all at a decent price. If you are considering a crossover, take a long and hard look at the Acura MDX.

Acura TLX is shaking up the luxury market

Acura TLX


The Acura TLX is making its mark in the luxury automobile market. It has made luxury sedans affordable for many more people and is helping to burnish Acura’s reputation as a premier automobile manufacturer. The TLX is a roomy, quiet, luxury sedan with lots of excellent features. The 2017 Acura TLX sedan is equipped with a V6 engine, all-wheel drive, generous rear seat legroom and adequate trunk space. Plus it has ample in-cabin storage. All of that yet it’s priced less than the German luxury automobiles with which it competes. The Acura TLX is shaking up the luxury automobile market.

Like many other luxury automobiles, the Acura TLX is loaded with technology. In fact, when it comes to entry-level luxury cars, it’s among the best equipped. Add its superior interior features, great fuel economy and its comfortable interior and it’s easy to understand why this car is changing the luxury car segment. When you look under the hood, you will really be impressed. Other cars may have a V6 ZF-sourced 9-speed automatic transmission, but the TLX does it better. Whether you get one with the 201 horsepower 2.4 liter 4 cylinder or the 290 horsepower V6 3.5 liter direct injection engine, it’s paired with a torque converter that makes shifting gears so smooth it’s almost imperceptible. It’s another level of luxury. To see how smooth the TLX is, check one out for yourself at Chapman Acura.

The TLX is primarily a front-wheel drive machine that utilizes Acura’s unique P-AWS electric rear steering system to create breathtaking agility, stability and handling even under braking. The V6 Acura TLX offers a SH-AWD all-wheel-drive option combined with a smaller differential that’s more efficient and can deliver as much as 885 pounds per foot of torque vectoring through the rear axle. It’s an astonishingly good system. One that puts power to the road and provides assistance with cornering. Few if any automobiles, luxury or not, have a better all-wheel drive system.

The quality of the ride people experience when they slide inside the Acura TLX is another way it’s transforming the luxury car market. The reason for this is the car’s superb strut-type suspension, which provides perfectly controlled body motions and an extraordinarily comfortable experience for both driver and passenger on even the roughest roads. The bumps are well-damped, and with its active noise cancellation technology and the body’s expanding-foam insulation, wind and road noise are hushed. The ride is so smooth it gives the TLX the feel of a much more expensive luxury automobile. So in essence this affordable Acura gives you more luxury for less money.

An amazingly quiet cabin, comfortable seating for five adults, an elegant yet understated interior, a fantastic sounding entertainment system, Bluetooth, navigation and all the latest communication and connectivity technology combined with industry-leading safety features all add up to make the Acura TLX a very attractive choice for people looking for a quality luxury automobile the average person can afford. Acura has made yet another great car. One that dramatically changes the luxury car segment of the automotive marketplace.

Quick look at the 2017 Acura ILX



Acura claims that the ILX redefines what it is like to drive a sedan. This sporty compact sedan is fun to drive and not too expensive. The claims are pretty big, but if you ever get the chance to test drive a 2017 Acura ILX, you are sure to agree with the sentiments put forth by Acura. In 2012, Acura released this car to much fanfare, though some thought it was just a Civic with a different label. While the Honda Civic is a great car, this is more refined, and better.

The car, is, in fact, based on the older Civic platform, which should sooth anyone’s fears as the Civic is popular, and it’s a solid car. The 2017 uses a new suspension system, so it feels capable as ever, and with a starting price of under 28k, a buyer can get behind the wheel of this high-end car without breaking the bank. While a lot has been left untouched, which makes sense when you consider how great of a car it is, there are still some changes that should get any Acura fan excited, though the changes are minor.

The most significant and noticeable changes comes in the form of new color options for the exterior. The new options are Lunar Silver Metallic, San Marino Red and Modern Steel Metallic. While this sedan has barely changed, if you want to know why, you must know that the ILX is good enough that no large changes were needed. Simply put, there was no reason to rock the boat, and you can see for yourself by checking out an ILX at Chapman Acura.

One thing that makes the ILX better than a boring sedan is its eight-speed transmission and 2.4 liter horsepower, 201 horsepower engine. Drivers who want power and decent fuel economy should not worry as this fun and sporty car gets nearly 30 MPG combined. With a bold, sporty appearance, we can see why sports car lovers have no problems getting behind the wheel of an Acura ILX.

There are a few options for the ILX, which make the driving experience that much better. Drivers who value safety, though the car has a host of safety features, will love the AcuraWatch Plus Package as it offers a suite of features to help avoid accidents. Fans of tech will love the Technology Plus Package, where owners are treated to sophisticated audio and navigation options. Finally, with the Premium Package and A-Spec Package, owners will enjoy a more refined style, both inside and outside of the vehicle. Simply put, the great thing about the Acura ILX is that there is something for everyone, and whether you want a more luxurious and refined experience or a more sporty car, Acura does not leave potential buyers hanging.

While Acura is not going out of its way to make the ILX much different, the company has reason. There were a few subtle changes that are hardly noticeable, but anyone who wants a well-priced sports car with all the extras must consider the 2017 Acura ILX.

2017 Acura TLX


The Acura TLX is a beloved, mid-sized luxury sedan that has been around for only a few years, though it is getting a lot of attention as people love the luxury, style and relatively low price for such a nice car. While people love the luxury and tech, along with reliability, there is another reason people love the TLX. It is a safe vehicle that is only getting safer.

The highest crash rating a vehicle can earn is a five-star one, and the 2017 Acura TLX earned that. Yes, the vehicle received a five-star rating for rollover, front and side crashes. This rating applies to both all-wheel and front-wheel drive options of the 2017 TLX. The reason it did so well is not a surprise to Acura as the company, for a long time, has made safety a top priority for its vehicles.

With standard safety equipment such as vehicle stability control, seven airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, anti lock brakes and traction control, it is very easy to see why the TLX did so well. To make it even safer, you should invest in forward collision warning and road departure mitigation. That way, with this one-two punch of safety, you are less likely to end up in an accident. Either way, drivers can get behind the wheel of a TLX and feel safe, which should be most people’s number one priority. While safety is not sexy or exciting, it’s important. If you want to see the luxury and style that the TLX offers, test drive one out at Chapman Acura

Now, anyone who wants to buy any vehicle should know how much safety matters. While you can look at a number or number of stars and get an idea, you should know the reality. When a car has a high rating, it doesn’t only mean you are likely to avoid death in a major accident, but with standard equipment like seven airbags and well-designed crumple zones, you can walk away from an accident with zero injuries. Of course, that is not guaranteed, but vehicles of today like the 2017 Acura TLX allow people to walk away unharmed, which is a big change from not too long ago, where people would end up with debilitating injuries.

Furthermore, it is hard to have statistics on accidents avoided. Because, the reality is, an accident is a dangerous thing, and even if you walk away from it without a single scratch, it is no fun. With vehicle stability control standard, you can avoid hairy situations in the first place. Then, with a small investment in your safety, you can get forward collision warning and road departure mitigation. These two safety features will help you avoid accidents related to overreacting or falling asleep at the wheel. Simply put, prevention is the best medicine, and if you want to avoid accidents, you will do so with the right equipment, which is provided by Acura in the 2017 TLX.

Safety must be everyone’s top priority. Acura sure knows this, and that is why it continues to produce cars that exceed industry standards. Plus, if you buy an Acura TLX, you will get a host of other great features, so you certainly don’t have to buy it only for its five-star rating.

Acura Adds Standard Equipment for 2017 MDX

2017 Acura MDX


The 2017 Acura MDX is already a well loved and popular SUV that should only get better as Acura rarely slips. For this reason, if you are a fan of Acura and love its MDX, you should get excited for 2017 as the company plans to add standard equipment for the 2017 version.

To get the bad out of the way, the company has increased the price of the 2017 model. While true, it has only gone up to $44,890, including destination. This is a slight increase of $935, when compared to the old model. However, when looking at inflation and other models from other manufacturers, you can see that this is a modest increase, and when you consider what is included, you will have no trouble justifying the small jump in price.

For the 2017 model, Acura has done more than enough to make any potential buyers happy as there are some substantial upgrades, including with the styling, which features a new face with the Diamond Pentagon grill. With a more sculptured hood, front fenders and revised headlights, you are going to love the outside of the MDX. If you want to see for yourself, you can test drive an MDX or any other car or SUV at Chapman Acura. You are sure to see how refined the SUV is.

The 2017 Acura MDX sports a very powerful and more than adequate 3.5 liter V6 engine that offers 290 horses and 267 lb-ft of torque. The engine is more than adequate for day-to-day driving, and it offers 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 on the highway, assuming you get the front-wheel drive and Idle Stop. With the unique Super Handling All-Wheel, SH-AWD and Idle Stop, the MDX will net around 19 in the city and 27 on the highway, which should result in 22 mpg combined. All around, when looking at the size, power and accessories, you can see that Acura offers great fuel economy.

With time comes more technology, and Acura is on it with the 2017 MDX. This includes an Electric Parking Brake and an Automatic Brake Hold. Also included are four 2.5-amp USB charging ports, SiriusXM radio 2.0, Auto High Beam headlights and a capless fuel filter. While these add-ons may not seem life-changing, they will certainly make the SUV more drivable, and passengers are sure to appreciate the luxury and technology.

The thing about the Acura MDX, or most Acura cars and SUVs, is that it already provides so much. While the 2017 MDX is a great model, this doesn’t mean that older ones were not adequate. In fact, the truth is, while there is an improvement, the company is improving on near-perfection. Whether you are talking about the comfort, power or tech, you can see that old models of the MDX were pretty solid. Either way, if you are in the market for a new SUV, you owe it to yourself to consider the 2017 Acura MDX. Once you get behind the wheel and test out the electronics, you are sure to fall in love. Not to mention, it’s comfy and powerful.