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Archive for June, 2012

In 2012 Acuras TL, MDX, and TSX models all won Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick awards with the highest possible score of GOOD in all four Institute tests. Now the 2013 RDX will join them. The IIHS award specifically recognizes vehicles that do an outstanding job of protecting occupants in the vehicle and involve a series of performance based tests.

The 2013 Acura RDX revised features from their previous models to not only meet the federal governments’ new safety standards but to exceed them. Acura incorporated several new structural enhancements, 4-wheel disc brake system, anti-lock braking system and Brake Assist to ensure better control of the vehicle.

All models in the current Acura line up have standard safety equipment that utilizes Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE). ACE is a design that uses multiple elements to distribute crash energy evenly throughout the entire vehicle helping to reduce direct forces to passengers. In addition to the ACE technology all current Acura models include Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, ABS, dual-stage/multiple-threshold front airbags, front-side airbags with passenger side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), side curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions, front seats with integrated active head restraints, front seatbelts with automatic tensioning system and load limiters, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Daytime Running Lights (DRL). Proving Acura’s commitment to safety is above and beyond most other brands.

Acura has recently announced they have a brand-wide safety initiative named “Safety Through Innovation” in which they have committed themselves to being a leader in safety. The ultimate goal being that every new Acura built will provide a high level of safety regardless of size or price.

Chapman Acura now has a wide selection of 2013 RDXs starting at a base price of just $35,215. Upgrading to all-wheel drive and an extensive technology package brings the price up to only $40,315. For more information on the new 2013 RDX or for a test drive contact your Tucson Acura dealership.

Father’s Day is just around the corner and what better gift for any dad than sprucing up his Acura with some phenomenal performance parts. Right now Acura is having some hot summer deals on parts and accessories for almost any year and model, from TLs to TSXs to MDX or RDXs.

If your dad is a TL owner surprise him with any of the wide range of Acura accessories. One great deal is the Sport Package, which includes a front, side, or rear underbody spoiler, a FR sport grille, or an RR sport trim available in eight different colors, for only $1999 shipped. This package will keep any dad’s Acura looking sporty and updated for a great price. Other options for a TL owner would be upgrading to a wood steering wheel. This steering wheel is trimmed in wood-grain and completes any TL interior by offering a sport grip feel and can be integrated into most TL models. The remote engine starter system would also be beneficial, especially for any Arizona owners. The starter system emits a signal to the receiver in your Acura and starts or stops the engine from a 200-ft range. Any of these Acura parts are sure to be a Father’s Day hit.

TSX owners could benefit from some of the limited edition accessories offered in the TSX Sport Package, such as the deck lid spoiler or wing spoiler and a front, side, and rear underbody spoiler. The entire package is priced at $2809 shipped and is available in seven different colors. This package allows your dad to customize his TSX and make it stand out. The sport leather steering wheel is another great Acura part to upgrade your dad’s TSX. The leather steering wheel adds a distinctive custom touch with an exclusive sporty grip. There is also an interior trim kit that will finish any TSX interior with original Acura components that add class and luxury.

MDX and RDX owners can benefit from multiple Acura accessories and parts too; especially for that adventurous dad who might get a little rough with their MDX/RDX. One feature that might be useful is the back-up sensor set which can help maneuver around tight areas and detect objects behind the vehicle with audible beeps. The door edge guards will also help prevent any chips on the rear edge of front or passenger doors and are available in all exterior colors for an integrated appearance. If your dad plans on taking any trips the mid-size roof box may be the perfect gift, it easily mounts to the roof rails for an additional capacity load of 110 pounds.

For more parts, accessories, or apparel for any Acura model check out: http://www.acurapartsoem.com/, or head to your Tucson Acura dealer for more information.

The new 2013 Acura ILX is a mature, sleek, and styled car. While sharing the same platform as a Civic the Acura has a much more stylish exterior. The front of the car flows seamlessly with the sharp headlights while the rear of the car gives a definite luxury feel. The aluminum trim that surrounds the windows adds a premium, but not flashy, touch that Acura Arizona drivers are sure to appreciate. Acura has said the ILX is designed for the Gen Y population and comes standard with a sunroof.

On the interior the ILX keeps its classy persona with premium quality materials, great craftsmanship, standard keyless ignition and monotone cabins. Other standard features include dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth capabilities, illuminated controls, and a leather steering wheel. There is also a multi-information display and a 5-inch full color display that sits atop the center of the dash. If you upgrade a trim level you get tan leather and faux-aluminum accents, which make the car feel classy and not cheesy. You also get a multi-view back up camera, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heat front seats, and an upgraded sound system that has a 7-speaker 360 watt system. There is also an additional Technology Package that upgrades the multi-information display to 8-inches and uses higher quality graphics.

There are a few different engine choices for ILX Tucson consumers: the base model comes standard with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with a 5-speed manual that produces 150 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. A 5-speed automatic is also available. Either transmission was designed to be sensitive to the throttle inputs and achieves better fuel economy, which is an EPA estimated 24 mpg city and 35 highway. There is also the option of the aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder, 2.4-liter engine with a chain drive, DOHC, i-VTEC 16-valve valvetrain that generates an increased 201 hp and 201 lb-ft of torque. The final option is a 1.5L hybrid engine that creates 111 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. As would be expected, the hybrid option does have a substantial increase in fuel mileage coming in with 39 city and 38 highway.

The ILX is a well-rounded car that gives any consumer luxury for less, while providing the reliability and durability that Acura is known for. For more information or to test drive an ILX head to your Tucson Acura.