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For some time now, the Acura TLX has been two things. It’s been a luxurious car, and it’s been a sports car. This may be confusing to some, but many Acura buyers have been snapping up the TLX in past few years. However, Acura has stepped up its game and improved on previous versions. With that in mind, here are three reasons to love the new Acura TLX.

Value

First and foremost, if you are buying an Acura TLX, you are getting a good deal. While you can, of course, find a boring sedan for a lot cheaper, if you want a luxury car with power, the Acura TLX is actually a great deal. When you look at other luxury cars made by BMW or Buick, for example, you can see that you get more for less with Acura. Things that are add-ons or extras with other brands are included with the 2018 Acura TLX. With things like AcuraWatch active safety tech, you can enjoy a safer driving experience. With the collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist, you can go a long way in avoiding issues while on the road. Also included with the new TLX is Apple CarPlay, LED headlights and Android Auto functionality. Yes, when you get an Acura TLX, you are going to get more luxury and add-ons at a lower price than the competition.

Technology

Without a doubt, when buying a car, most people will care about technology. Whether you want to buy a sports car, minivan or workhorse truck, you probably want the latest tech and gadgets. Again, Acura doesn’t let its buyers down. Acura has always been on top of things when it comes to tech, and the 2018 Acura TLX isn’t any different. When looking at the dashboard, you will love the stacked touchscreen LCD and buttons-dial control set. While it may look like the 2017 version, Acura made somdffgsdfging experience should be even better. And, as mentioned, you will also enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. It’s going to be hard getting behind the wheel and not having a good time.

The Acura Name

Finally, when you buy a new car, you want to buy from a company you can trust. If you want to see for yourself how great the 2018 Acura TLX is, you should head down to Chapman Acura. Here, you can see what you are in for. Acura has been around for a long time, and the company is always going out of its way to make faster, more efficient, more fun and safer cars, all while being on top of technology. Either way, no matter what Acura you buy, you won’t regret your decision on day one, and you are sure to love your investment for years to come.

 

Acura boasts that its powerful and precise NSX is the only supercar fully developed, designed and manufactured in the United States. This is a big statement, and it says a lot about the confidence Acura has in its super powered sports car. With a classic sports car look and cutting-edge technology, Acura NSX drivers are in for a unique driving experience, and it’s hard to argue that there are better sports cars out there.

The NSX is built at Acura’s plant in Marysville, Ohio. Factory workers here take their time to ensure that no detail is missed, and the company uses space-age technology along with ultra-high-strength steel. This, combined with a very lightweight aluminum body with a hybrid 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine and three direct-drive electric engines give the Acura NSX a ton of power. With the nine-speed dual-clutch transmission and sport hybrid super handling AWD, the 573 horses under the hood, along with 476 pound-feet of torque give the sports car more power than most can handle.

Now, with all that power, you may think that the Acura NSX is too heavy. But with a curb weight of just over 3,800 pounds, you will enjoy a 0-60 time of a little under three seconds. The Acura NSX has an impressive top speed of nearly 200 mph, and it begs you to take it on the track. The NSX doesn’t sit high off the ground, and it only has a few inches of clearance at the nose. However, once inside, while the cabin is tidy and neat, you won’t be cramped, and the race seats are comfortable for people of all sizes. This isn’t a car that’s meant to sit in traffic, and there are three driving mode selections Sport, Sport + and Track and Quiet. Notice there is no setting for Boring, Traffic or Standard.

The interior of the NSX is more like the interior of a luxury car. With Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Pandora radio interface and an LCD touch screen, you can certainly enjoy your ride to the fullest. Of course, there are things that make the car practical, and a rearview camera ensures that you won’t bump into anything when backing up. While it may seem too powerful and too sporty, it’s a drivable car, and you won’t have trouble in traffic or driving on a crowded freeway. If you want to see for yourself how easy and fun an Acura NSX is to drive, check one out at Audi of Tucson. Once behind the wheel, it will be hard not to fall in love with the nearly-perfect handling and all that power.

This two-seater passenger sports car isn’t for everyone. With a base cost of nearly $160,000, it’s certainly out of reach for most potential buyers. But, with so much power and luxury, it’s actually a better deal than most other sports cars. And, of course, if you want one of the best sports cars on the planet, you are going to have to pay for it.

 

Not everyone wants to drive a hybrid as they are often seen as boring and underpowered. But times have changed, and many hybrids have plenty of power and can even tow and haul all your gear. However, hybrids are still a tough sell as many don’t know that they offer such a huge advantage. But Acura is trying to change the game by only pricing its new MDX Sports Hybrid for $1,500 more than it’s equivalent gas-powered SUV with all-wheel drive. On paper, this makes the new hybrid version a great buy, especially if the price of gas rises, which is always a reality.

The hybrid version actually has more power than the gas-powered V-6, so if you are willing to invest an extra $1,500, you will probably be happy with your decision. The MDX Sport Hybrid will start at $52,935, which is for the Technology model; while the Advance model will go on sale for $58,975. With the Hybrid, you get a 3.0-liter V6 engine with three electric motors, which turns out 289-lb-ft of torque and 321 horsepower. This is a boost of 31 horsepower and 22 lb-ft of torque. However, with the extra weight, 200 lbs, the hybrid may not be much faster than the non-hybrid version.

One of the electric motors is built into the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is automatic. Two of the motors enable the all-wheel drive. While it sounds complicated, as a driver, the benefits are simple as you get better fuel economy and more power. They hybrid version gets 26 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway and 27 overall. This is an increase of seven mpg in the city, one on the highway and five overall. This is a huge benefit, any anyone buying the hybrid version will get the best of both worlds. While you should get the same 0-60 times and quarter mile times, you will also get better fuel economy. If you want to test drive a 2017 Acura MDX, you are sure to fall in love. You can do so at Chapman Acura. Whether you want to take long road trips or simple use the MDX Hybrid as a commuter vehicle, you are sure to love it. There is plenty of room, plenty of technology, and the SUV is as comfortable as they come.

While you will get better gas mileage, you will also get all the benefits of a luxurious SUV. The Acura MDX has the body of an SUV with the DNA of a sports car. The style was forged from the extremely popular Acura NSX, which is one of the most refined sports cars on the planet. This makes it more fun to drive, and if you take the SUV up a curvy mountain road, you won’t feel like you are in a clunky, underpowered and boring SUV. No, you will feel like you are in a high-powered sports car, and at the same time, you can easily take the whole family and all your gear.