2014 Acura RLX priced

2014 Acura RLX

Toyota’s luxury division has released pricing for its all-new flagship, Acura RLX, at the Detroit Auto Show. Powered by an all-new direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 rated at 310 horsepower, the front-wheel-drive sedan replaces the outgoing RL model as the automaker’s new flagship.

The new range-topping Acura RLX features the application of Precision All-Wheel Steer and Jewel Eye LED headlamps. Standard equipment includes Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning, with Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, and Blind Spot Information (BSI) system trim and option specific.
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List of safest cars for 2013

List of safest cars for 2013

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has revealed its annual Top Safety Picks List for new 2013 year. As we know, IIHS only evaluated 29 vehicles with its new testing procedures for TSP+. Luxury cars were the first groups evaluated.
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2013 Acura ILX and 2012 Honda CR-V Recalled

Bad news for Acura fans. The Japanese carmaker recall more than 170,000 vehicles in the United States and over 20,000 in Canada. An issue with the front door latches of the new 2012 Honda CR-V crossover and 2013 Acura ILX sedan is forcing Honda to voluntarily. Honda said that simultaneous operation of the driver’s or passenger’s inner door handle and either the manual or power door lock may lead to a problem that causes the door to not latch properly and possibly open unexpectedly.
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Acura recalling over 52,000 TL sedans

Acura recalling approximately 52,615 TL sedans. The first safety recall involves vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The problem: a faulty power steering hose that could, over time, deteriorate and develop a fluid leak. A leaky power steering hose “could lead to loss of power steering assistance or, if it leaks onto a catalytic converter it may result in smoke, or in the worst case, fire.” Acura states that no crashes, injuries or fires have been reported because of this issue.
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2011 Acura TSX

2011 Acura TSX

Acura has officially unveiled its facelifted 2011 TSX sedan, which makes its official debut at the LA Auto Show today.

On the outside, the 2011 Acura TSX gets a discreet facelift that includes a revised grille and foglamp surrounds of the TSX wagon have been fitted to the sedan, and the changes out back are limited to slightly refreshed taillamps and a license plate garnish. Four-cylinder TSXs got a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels, while a larger set of 18-inch rollers are fitted to V6 models.
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Domestic Brands Surpass Imports in Initial Quality for the First Time in IQS History

Domestic auto brands have demonstrated higher initial quality than import brands for the first time, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010.

Overall, the industry average for initial quality is 109 problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) in 2010, increasing slightly from 108 PP100 in 2009. However, initial quality for domestic brands as a whole has improved by 4 PP100 in 2010 to an average of 108 PP100 slightly better than the initial quality of import brands, which averages 109 PP100 in 2010.
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2010 Acura ZDX

2010 Acura ZDX

Look at the first official images of the all-new Acura’s four-door sports coupe. The 2010 Acura ZDX has been officially revealed as a pre-production concept at the New York Auto Show this April.

As we see, the production ZDX is identical to the NY Show concept. Fresh design include the panoramic glass roof, the hidden rear door handles and the bulgy fender flares.
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Acura’s sporty crossover spotted in Canada

Acura’s BMW X6 sporty crossover rival spotted again in Canada. The last time it was caught circulating the German’s N??rburgring wearing a lot more camouflage than this example.

Unfortunately, Acura hasn’t given any indication that this vehicle even exists. it’s wearing all the contemporary Acura styling cues and the N??rburgring pics clearly showed the shield grille through the camouflage. There’s not a lot of information going around in regards of the crossover’s hardware, but expect to see Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system making its appearance on the vehicle.

This test mule was snapped while it was conducting cold weather testing in Manitoba, Canada. Judging by the reduced amount of camouflage on this unit, it’s probably getting close to a public launch.

Honda Accord Achieves 5-Stars

The all new model of the euro Honda Accord (also known in the United States as the Acura TSX) has been awarded with 5-stars under Euro NCAP’s safety rating scheme. In the previous rating system, the Accord had a 5 star adult occupant, 4 star child occupant and 3 star pedestrian protection scores

Euro NCAP’s new rating scheme uses a weighted score that combines adult (50 per cent), child (20 per cent) and pedestrian (20 per cent) protection assessment results with the availability of safety assistance devices such as the electronic stability control (10 per cent). Under the new rating system, a minimum score of 70 per cent overall is necessary for a 5-star rating. Honda’s Accord achieved an overall weighted score of 78 percent.

2009 Acura TL

3 months ago the new Acura TL was caught in camo on road testing. Today we have a first official photos of the all-new 2009 TL Sedan.

The new Acura TL is larger than the outgoing model as it rides on a 1.4-inch longer wheelbase and is longer and wider thus promising to offer improved interior space. The 2009 Acura TL will be offered with a choice of two powertrains.

The entry-level 2009 TL is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which producing 280 HP and 254 lb-ft of torque. According to Acura, the FWD TL has projected EPA fuel economy ratings of 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.

The top-notch TL SH-AWD is equipped with Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system while power comes from a beefier 3.7-liter V6 engine delivering 305 HP and 275 lb-ft of torque. Projected EPA fuel economy ratings for the TL SH-AWD are 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Like the basic FWD version, the TL SH-AWD gets a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic featuring steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters.

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