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2016 Acura ILX

If you want a car that is quick, luxurious and fun to drive, you don’t have that many options. In fact, there are only a few cars that do all this. Coupled with the fact that most people now want to get decent fuel economy, you can see why it’s hard to find a car that fits your wants and needs. While true, with a little searching, you can find what you need, and the 2016 Acura ILX probably fits the bill. Since it starts at under $29k and gets 29 mpg, you can purchase one and feel good about your investment.

The 2016 model has a new powertrain, and comes with a 2.4 liter I4 engine that was first used in the Acura TLX model. With 201 horses and 180- lb-ft of torque, you can get where you want to go with the ILX. It comes with an eight-speed dual clutch automatic transmission that Acura developed in-house. The engine is a step up from the 2015 model, which came with a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine. To get a true feel of the power available, come down to Chapman Acura and get behind the wheel of one.

Not only does it provide a lot of power, but the Acura ILX comes with keyless entry, push-button start, Bluetooth Audio, LED headlights and automated climate control. If you want to spend a little more, you can, for $1,300, get a host of active features for your safety such as blind-spot monitoring, collision mitigation braking, and adaptive cruise control.

Again, if you want to buy an Acura, you will be happy with the fuel economy. But, if you are like most people, you will want more, and Acura does not disappoint. With the powerful 2.4 liter engine, you should get from 0-60 in around 6 seconds as the 2015 model does it in 8.3. Yes, without a doubt, with the new transmission, the performance and driving enjoyment is much better as it is a much smoother experience for drivers.

The Acura ILX 2015 comes in base, premium, technology, and A-spec trim levels. But, you are in luck as you get plenty of standard equipment in all models, including Apple’s Air Voice-recognition system, power windows, heated power mirrors, rear view camera, tilt and telescope steering wheel and a sunroof.

The great thing about the 2016 Acura ILX is that it’s only been improved upon from last year. Simply put, with Acura, you get a name you can trust, and you get a car that has been tried and tested for a long time.

If you are in the market for a new car, you should wait until you can get your hands on the 2016 Acura ILX as it’s not only inexpensive, but it’s luxurious, quick and it gets great gas mileage.

Acura MDX

 

If you want to buy an SUV, you have so many choices. Not only can you buy high-end ones, but you can buy off-roading machines that, while great in the mud, are not great for a family. However, if you want the best of both worlds, you should check out the 2016 Acura MDX as it’s a well-balanced family SUV. Here are a few things that make it the best SUV for a small family.

With some SUVs, you have a big behemoth that is hard to control and does not offer much power or speed off the line. This is annoying if you are driving around town and want to shuttle your kids and their friends to and from school and practices. However, with the six-speed automatic transmission, you can hop around town with ease. The EPA rating is an impressive 19/27 mpg, which is great for anyone looking to save money at the pump. To see how quick the car is, you should test drive one over at Chapman Acura. Since it gets from 0-60 mph in only 6.4 seconds, you won’t feel that this SUV is underpowered. Yes, with the 3.5-liter V-6 engine, you get 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, which is plenty for a family SUV.

If you have kids in the back seat, they could probably care less about horsepower, fuel economy or speed. What they want is to be comfortable, and this version is as cozy as ever. The MDX offers a cushy ride that is quiet and comfortable, so you can take a long road trip and watch your little ones relax in the back. If you are driving, you won’t feel left out as the front seats are supportive, and the driver’s seat offers a commanding view of the road below. Simply put, whether you want to drive around town or to another state, you will be in control and comfortable in the 2016 Acura MDX.

If you want to fit in three rows of people in this SUV, you can. Like most third rows in SUVs and vans, the MDX third row is ideal for children as it doesn’t offer ample leg room for adults. But, if you are driving around town and only have a few people in the car, you can make the third-row seats disappear quickly. Not only that, if you want to fill up the back with yard sale finds or home improvement store purchases, you can fit in a lot as the Acura MDX has plenty of cargo room.

Finally, if you have kids in the back, you know how hard it is to keep them entertained. But, with the Acura MDX, you can get the Technology package, which gets you a 110-volt power outlet and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, with a nine-inch screen.

If you are looking for a well-balanced family SUV, you have found it in the 2016 Acura MDX. Not only is it fun to drive, but it offers plenty of comfort to the driver and his or her passengers.