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

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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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2014-2015 Acura MDX, 2014 Acura RLX Recalled For Seatbelt Flaw

Honda has issued a recall for the 2014-2015 Acura MDX and 2014 Acura RLX. According to Detroit News, the recall stems from a problem with the driver's and front passenger's side seatbelts, which, under certain conditions, may not deploy. READ: Ford Reconsidering A Compact Pickup, Ranger Redux For...Read More»

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Acura, Cadillac Top Shoppers' Ratings Of Automaker Mobile Sites

Acura, by a significant margin, has the best-rated OEM mobile website. It's followed by Cadillac, Porsche, and Chrysler, as other mobile manufacturers' sites top-rated by shoppers. That's according to the J.D. Power 2014 Automotive Mobile Site Study, which gauges website effectiveness through four...Read More»

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Honda Adds 1,000,000 California Vehicles To Airbag Recall: Accord, Civic, CR-V, Acura MDX, More

Today, Brazil's World Cup team is no doubt feeling down in the dumps. But if you're reading this, guys, take heart: it could be worse. You could work for Takata. Takata's faulty airbags have been responsible for over 11 million vehicle recalls -- and the list is still growing. In fact, it's now...Read More»

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Acura ILX Recalled for Too-Hot Headlamps

Acura is recalling some 2013 and 2014 ILX and ILX Hybrid sedans for headlights that are too hot. Under certain conditions, the headlamps do not allow sufficient heat dissipation when the vehicle is not in motion. Add engine heat and ambient summer heat, and the headlamps could cause damage to the...Read More»

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Acura ILX Hybrid Dropped for 2015

The Acura ILX has only been on the market for about two years now, but in each of its model year changeovers so far, it's seen more than its share of changes. A year after adding more standard equipment and luxury, the big news for the 2015 Acura ILX isn’t what’s being added, but rather...Read More»

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2015 Acura TLX Prototype: First Look Video

Next year, the Acura TL and TSX both go away. Honda's upscale brand is getting itself un-confused in the mid-size class, replacing both with the new 2015 TLX sedan. Acura promises the new sedan will be more sporty, more advanced, and a more logical fit between the compact ILX and large RLX sedans...Read More»

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2014 Acura RLX Recalled For Suspension Flaw

The brand-new 2014 Acura RLX is barely out of the gate, but it's already the subject of a nationwide recall. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of the luxury sedans suffer from a suspension problem that could increase the risk of a crash. The RLX...Read More»

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2014 Acura MDX Recalled For Loose Bolts

Honda is recalling certain 2014 Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles equipped with all-wheel drive, for a potential problem involving loose bolts. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at 19,197...Read More»

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2014 Acura MDX, Acura RDX Earn Five-Star Crash Test Rating

The 2014 Acura MDX three-row crossover and 2014 Acura RDX compact crossover have been awarded a five-star overall crash test rating—the top overall score—from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), based on recent tests. The results are based on crash tests that are...Read More»

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Changing Car Names: Smudging The Past, Blurring The Future?

Would car buyers love the Lincoln MKS if it were more Continental? Should the Acura RLX give in to ego and pronounce, "I Am Legend"? Does an Infiniti G37 by any other name sound as sweet? Car names aren't just clever or memorable. They're a critical piece of multi-million-dollar marketing...Read More»

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2014 Acura MDX Video Road Test

The MDX crossover SUV is Acura's best seller, and it's been a great family wagon choice for more than a decade. It's new this year--and it's only gotten better. This may be a new MDX, but the styling is so evolutionary, you might not spot the differences. The LED headlights and taillights are the...Read More»

2014 Acura MDX  -  First Drive, May 2013
2014 Acura MDX: First Drive

We suspect we're not the only ones who think that the very premise behind some high-performance luxury utility vehicles borders on perverse. Who are they kidding? Unless you're seeking revenge, you're not going to load your clients (or your mother-in-law) into the back seat and head out on a...Read More»

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2014 Acura ILX: Higher Price, More Features, And More Luxury Value?

Last year, Acura introduced an all-new entry sedan, called the ILX. And now just in its second year, Acura is giving the 2014 ILX some new standout standard features. The catch? It's also raising the base price on the ILX by $1,000—to $27,795, including destination. But we'll venture to say...Read More»

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