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Honda adds 772,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and other models to Takata airbag recall
Honda adds 772,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and other models to Takata airbag recall

This morning we have good news and bad news. The good news is, the massive recall of Takata's fatally flawed airbags is continuing. The bad news is, the recall is as complicated as ever, and it's going to take years to complete. (For quick a recap, click here.) Today, Honda--formerly known as...Read More»

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2017 Acura ILX vs. 2017 Audi A3: Compare Cars

As the luxury market grows, driving a car with a luxury badge has become as much a way of affirming you're on a path toward affluence and success as it is one that you’ve arrived. So it’s no surprise that most of the established luxury brands have extended their reach downward, to cars...Read More»

2017 Acura NSX
What's New for 2017: Acura

Acura sees the return of its most vaunted nameplate to its rosters for 2017. The NSX sports car has been reborn after a more than decade absence, but it's not just a refresh of the old model. Instead, it's a total reboot that results in one of the most advanced production cars ever built. With its...Read More»

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Today's high-tech safety systems can't quite handle car washes

Modern cars come with a huge array of safety systems to keep drivers and passengers safe. These systems are good at spotting obstacles like pedestrians and other vehicles, but some things confuse them--things like car washes, for example. That might sound like an absurd shortcoming, but if you look...Read More»

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Lincoln, Honda, Toyota, BMW are tops in customer satisfaction (Acura, VW not so much)

Over the past few years, car owners have become increasingly dissatisfied with their vehicles. But a new study from the American Customer Satisfaction Index suggests that for most automakers, consumer sentiment has made a turn for the better. ACSI's 2016 Automobile Report polled 3,776 auto...Read More»

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11th Takata airbag death confirmed

Another death has been conclusively linked to exploding airbags manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata. It's the eleventh fatality worldwide, the tenth in the U.S., and the tenth to occur in a Honda vehicle. The incident took place just one week ago, on March 31, in Fort Bend County, Texas. The...Read More»

2017 Acura MDX, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Acura MDX video preview

The Acura MDX is one of the standouts in the luxury crossover SUV class, with great room for passengers and strong performance. What’s it missing? How about a hybrid version? That's what Acura unveiled at the 2016 New York auto show. MORE: Read about the Acura MDX The big news for the 2017...Read More»

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Honda: Takata Airbag Recall Expands By 2.23 Million, Continental Airbag Recall Grows By 341,000

Honda has issued two recalls affecting airbags on more than 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. Pay attention, because this may be a little confusing. RECALL #1: Honda CR-V, Honda CR-Z, Honda FCX Clarity, Honda Fit, Honda Fit EV, Honda Insight, Honda Ridgeline, Acura ILX, Acura ILX Hybrid, Acura RDX...Read More»

2015 Acura MDX
2014-2015 Acura MDX, RLX Recalled For Faulty Collision Avoidance Systems

Well, this is curious: a day after we reported on an investigation of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee's automated braking system, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of select 2014-2015 Acura MDX and RLX models for the same problem. ALSO SEE: NTSB Wants Collision...Read More»

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Honda & Acura Update Takata Airbag Recall: 5,100,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V & Other Models Affected

Two weeks ago, after months of haggling with federal regulators, Takata finally agreed to replace the potentially deadly airbags it provided for 34 million U.S. vehicles. Previously, the company had limited repairs to cars registered or sold in humid states and territories, because that kind of...Read More»

2016 Acura RLX
2016 Acura RLX: Top Crash-Test Ratings In Every Category

Considering results just released from the federal government, the 2016 Acura RLX is looking like one of the safest bets you could make on a full-size luxury sedan. In federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing, conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA), the...Read More»

2016 Acura ILX  -  First Drive, February 2015
2016 Acura ILX Video

With shiny new entries to the compact segment in the form of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3, Acura must be feeling the crunch. For 2016 the automaker’s given the ILX some pretty significant enhancements to become more focused and fortified. ALSO READ: 2016 Acura ILX Review Visually...Read More»

2016 Acura ILX  -  First Drive, February 2015
2016 Acura ILX: First Drive

Much has changed in the three years since the Acura ILX first arrived. The Mercedes-Benz CLA has the market rapt, and a new sedan-inclusive generation of Audi’s A3 looks poised to sell well. Meanwhile Mazda has gone far more upscale with its latest Mazda3; the current Jetta has quite the...Read More»

2016 Acura MDX
2016 Acura MDX Adds Nine-Speed Automatic, More Safety-Tech Features

It’s been barely two years since Acura made its MDX mid-size crossover a little more sport-wagon influenced, with a warmer, more refined cabin and a much-upgraded active-safety and technology feature set. Now for 2016, with a model that arrives to dealerships beginning this week, the MDX gets...Read More»

2015 Acura RLX
2014-2015 Acura RLX Recalled To Fix Headlight Flaw

Honda has issued a recall for select Acural RLX vehicles from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), some of those cars may have issues with their headlights, which can cause them to be less effective than intended...Read More»

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Honda Agrees To Nationwide Recall Of Takata Airbags, 3 Million More U.S. Cars Will Be Affected

The Takata airbag recall fiasco has been playing out for months, and at last, there's some good news to report. According to Bloomberg, Honda has agreed to a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbags. ALSO SEE: 2015 Toyota Camry: Five-Star Safety, But Short Of The Top Tier...Read More»

2015 Acura TLX 3.5
2015 Acura TLX Video Road Test

If you walk into an Acura dealership and look for a TSX or TL sedan, you might be in for a shock. Both of those sedans have been killed off. In their place is the new Acura TLX, a mid-sizer that stacks up against favorites like the Audi A4 and Volvo S60. Is the TLX the car to kickstart...Read More»

2015 Acura TLX 2.4
2015 Acura TLX: Best Car To Buy Nominee

Acura has streamlined its sedan lineup this year, replacing both the TSX and TL with the new TLX. And while we’re especially sad to see the TSX (and its Sport Wagon variant) go, the 2015 Acura TLX is a better car in every way—one that’s a nominee for our 2015 Best Car To Buy...Read More»

25 years of the airbag
NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Recall: Here's An Updated List Of Every U.S. Car Affected

This is not a good time for Takata. Faulty propellant has caused the Japanese company's airbags to rip upon deployment, spraying passengers with shrapnel. That's led to a years-long series of recalls affecting more than 12 million vehicles around the world -- a number that ticked up by 247,000...Read More»

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