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Best-Selling Luxury Crossovers in 2010
Best-Selling Luxury Crossovers in 2010

With the tremendous appeal of crossovers to American consumers - especially families -- it should come as no surprise that there are sales increases among luxury brand CUVs as well. In fact, all but one of the top 10 best-selling luxury crossovers in 2010 posted increases over the previous year...Read More»

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Acura Wants You To Compete Like A Pro In TSX Sport Wagon Competition

Calling all athletes. Acura wants to give you a Sport Wagon to make sure you can get to all those extreme sporting events you participate in. The competition is dubbed "Compete Like A Pro," and is being managed through Acura's Facebook fan page. Acura says the goal of the Compete Like a Pro...Read More»

2011 Acura ZDX
2011 Acura ZDX: Gorgeous, But Still Pricey And Perplexing

Acura released details regarding its coupe-like 2011 ZDX crossover vehicle just a number of weeks before some automakers think about pulling out early 2012 models. Why the hesitation? It's probably because sales have been glacially slow for the 2010 ZDX and it's arguably become very expensive...Read More»

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon: First Drive

Carmakers [in 1998]: “SUVs are the new minivans, because young parents hate the minivan’s Soccer Mom connotation. Also wagons are a non-starter for precisely the same reason.” Carmaker [Acura, in late 2010]: “The new-new: wagons.” If you’re scratching your head...Read More»

2011 Acura TSX Wagon
Selling Cars The New Fangled Way: Divine Inspiration

It was all the rage in the press today, Fiat filmed a commercial celebrating the release of Aung San Suu Kyi with none other than the Dalai Lama himself. Although Fiat has long supported this cause for some time, it came across to this jaded, bitter and crotchety cynic as a bit too opportunistic...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
InsWeb’s Most Expensive Cars To Insure

Last week, FamilyCarGuide brought you the least expensive 2010 cars to insure, courtesy of InsWeb data. The online insurance comparison provider compiled the list of most expensive cars to insure by comparing all car insurance quotes (covering 400 companies) requested by customers between January...Read More»

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Best Family Luxury Small Sedans: 2010 Acura TSX

This week we’re looking at the best family luxury small sedans. For many consumers, the purchase of a so-called entry-level luxury sedan makes a lot of sense. Whether it’s a family-car addition or used by one family member as a daily commuter, buyers in search of a little luxury in a...Read More»

2007 Honda Odyssey
2005-2007 Acura RL, Honda Odyssey Recalled For Brake Leaks

Honda will recall 470,000 vehicles in the U.S. due to an issue that could cause brake-fluid leaks—leading to the loss of braking power. In the affected vehicles—2005-2007 Honda Odyssey and Acura RL models—if any fluid other than the original brake fluid is used in the system, a...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Acura ZDX: The Difficulty in Getting In, And Other Fatal Flaws

If you're shopping the 2010 Acura ZDX, you already know it's a curvaceous companion to the bigger, more user-friendly MDX crossover. But exactly how much gets lost in translation from seven-seater to four-seater? This week, I've been driving the ZDX--and by coincidence, so has our senior editor...Read More»

2009 Acura TSX
Driven: 2010 Acura TSX V6

Full confession: When I first heard Acura was putting a big, 3.5-liter V-6 into its TSX sport sedan, my response involved a shoulder shrug. That's because the TSX didn't really need it; as we've said in previous drives, with the standard rev-happy 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (especially...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Driven: 2010 Acura ZDX

A week with a ZDX still wasn't enough to help me make up my mind about a few key questions: Is this a good-looking vehicle? And does the whole package work? Ask me at various points in the week, and depending on the angle I was viewing it from at the moment my responses could be very different...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Top 3 Acura Ads of 2010: The Bland Learn To Innovate

During the day, I work for a software company that parades, pushes, uses, re-uses and abuses the word “innovation” more than a politician abuses power and money. And that is really quite a lot. Why is this buzzword so hot, so in? What makes it so attractive to marketing types and power...Read More»

2010 Ford Edge 4-door Sport FWD Angular Front Exterior View
Six SUVs You Can Practically Steal This Month

  It sounds so 1999, but the SUV is showing signs of life. By some measures, SUVs are the fastest-selling category of new car this summer. If you're counting by days' worth of inventory, utes like the Audi Q7 are among the vehicles in shortest supply in dealer lots as automakers ramp up for the...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Secret Shoppers Give Mercedes-Benz Top Marks For Customer Experience

UPDATED: Pied Piper's Fran O'Hagan sent in some additional comments about this study. See below. If you've ever had the pleasure of working in retail or the service industry, you already know how much fun secret shoppers can be. (For the rest of you: not very.) Over the past four years, the folks...Read More»

2010 Acura RDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Trunk
2010 Acura RDX Tech - the Right SUV for These Times

There are so many options in choosing a crossover or pure sport utility vehicle these days. How on earth does anyone make a choice? While some folks think larger is better, I have found some smaller SUVs that do the job of carrying people and their belongings just as well as larger machines –...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
2010 Acura ZDX Recalled For Potential Airbag Issue

Acura is recalling some 2010 Acura ZDX vehicles for a potential issue with the dashboard surface, which might prevent the passenger-side airbag from deploying properly. According to the automaker, some vehicles don't have the proper scoring on the underside of the dash that would allow the airbag...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
No, It's NOT A Lifestyle Vehicle. It's a HATCHBACK, Stupid!

Certain words strike fear into the heart of certain people. Say "hybrid" to a muscle-car owner and watch his lip curl in disdain. Say "minivan" to a new dad struggling to hang onto his youth and watch him turn pale. If anything, the word "hatchback" is even worse. There's not active fear, there's...Read More»

MINI Press Conference, 2010 New York Auto Show
Amazingly for New York, Less IS More at the 2010 Auto Show

Article by Bruce Richter; photographs by Robert Didal. The 2010 New York Auto Show had several themes this year. One was the prevalance and prominence of the greenest solutions, with literally dozens of hybrid and electric vehicles, which I covered on AllCarsElectric.com. The show's second...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Weeklong Road Test: The Delightfully Sculptural 2010 Acura ZDX

Sometimes you just want a little bit more sport from your sport utility vehicle. If you are the kind of person whose kids have finally gone off to college or like having the luxury and handling prowess of a top notch sports sedan with the added utility of a hatchback Acura might just have the...Read More»

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