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First Drive: 2010 Acura ZDX
First Drive: 2010 Acura ZDX

•    What is it? Acura’s take on the BMW X6 •    The basics: V-6 power, AWD, and plenty of luxury as standard •    On sale: This winter •    Price: Between $40,000 and $46,000 (est.) MORE: 2010 Acura ZDX photos, specifications, pricing and related news Toyota's Venza is fresh...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX
Compared: 2010 Lincoln MKT Vs. Acura MDX

Big seven-seat crossovers with near-luxury nameplates: who can keep track of them all? TheCarConnection.com, that's who. In the past few weeks, we've spent time in nearly all the vehicles in this niche promising lots of personal space, lots of longing stares and lots of passenger-distracting...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series rendering
2011 BMW 5-Series Touring Wagon Rendered

The past 48 hours have been big for wagons. Apart from the buzz surrounding the 2011 Mercedes Benz E-class Wagon, there's also been news of the Cadillac CTS-V SportWagon and Honda's likely U.S. launch of an Acura wagon based on the popular Acura TSX. Now comes a new rendering of the next-generation...Read More»

Euro-spec Honda Accord Touring (Acura TSX)
Acura TSX Wagon Considered; Benz C-Class Wagon Off The Table

Generational biases are nearly impossible to overcome when it comes to cars and image, and what types of cars are hot or not. At least until recently, much of the Baby Boomer generation, which has held most of the new-car buying power, has been decidedly anti-wagon. My generation, the young side of...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord Euro Wagon
Honda May Bring Acura TSX Wagon To American Showrooms

Since the advent of customized vans in the late 1970s -- and subsequently SUVs in the early 1990s -- wagons haven't gotten a lot of attention from consumers. True, many companies continue to produce them, but they typically lack the snazzy, front-page appeal of crossovers and other sporty...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Rear Exterior View
2010 Ford Taurus Pushes The Luxury Envelope

The 2010 Ford Taurus is a sweet ride, and by many accounts it's more classically stylish than previous Taurus iterations. On the lots, it'll go head-to-head with other full size sedans -- for example, the Chrysler 300, which is also priced in the upper $20s and features the same low roofline/high...Read More»

2001 Honda Accord Sdn EX
Honda Expands Airbag Recall For Accord, Civic, Acura TL

If you own a Honda Accord—and there are plenty of you out there, it being a longtime mid-size sedan favorite—there’s a small chance that your airbag might detonate with an unpleasant bonus: some shrapnel. In some isolated incidents in specific Hondas and Acuras made earlier this decade...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Genesis
2009 Hyundai Genesis Drives To The Top Of J.D. Power's Heap

The good times for Hyundai keep on rolling: J.D. Power and Associates has given top marks in its Vehicle Launch Index to the 2009 Hyundai Genesis. The Index "quantifies how well new vehicle models -- including new entries to the market and all new redesigned models -- perform during the first eight...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Honda Says 'No' To RWD Sedans

Although rear-wheel-drive vehicles dominate the luxury segment, Honda's new president Takanobu Ito has said that he intends to maintain the company's current policy against building RWD sedans. Instead, Ito wants to push the design and technology envelopes by offering better fuel economy and more...Read More»

2010 Honda four-door coupe illustration
2011 Acura TSC: Another Four-Door Coupe?

Honda's luxury arm, Acura, may have more than coupe-like vehicles on its mind. Earlier this year, the 2010 Acura ZDX broke cover. In the mold of the new BMW X6, the 2010 ZDX takes a sport-ute set of mechanicals and tops it with a swankier four-door "coupe" body. Though it's not really a coupe...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Acura Takes Wraps Off 2010 ZDX At New York Auto Show

Well, after half a dozen or so teases, we just saw the real-deal Acura ZDX crossover at the New York Auto Show. Well, almost real-deal; they did admit that the vehicle you see here is actually the concept. Lights, lower fascia, and taillights are likely to be different for the production model...Read More»

James Bond's Lotus Esprit
Link Love From The Car Connection: 2009 Scion xB Walkaround, Man Defeats Lambo Diablo, Plus The Fast And The Bi-Curious

Another gift shop for you -- James Bond fans have reason to celebrate: a collector in Cumbria, England has just opened a James Bond Museum, featuring Bond's Mustang from Diamonds Are Forever and his Lotus Esprit Turbo from The Spy Who Loved Me. Also on display: the Octopus from Octopussy. Let the...Read More»

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee RWD 4-door Laredo Air Vents
2009 New York Auto Show Coverage

Next week, the world's auto industry convenes on New York City's west side for the 2009 New York International Auto Show. You'll pardon them if they aren't too excited to make the trip. It's not because of Manhattan traffic or the inevitable 40-minute ground hold at LaGuardia. It's the gut-churning...Read More»

Acura Crossover New York
Acura's New '4-Door Sport Coupe' To Be Called ZDX

It's official - Acura's new "four-door sport coupe," which will debut at the New York Auto Show (4/8 at 11:00 a.m.), will be called the ZDX. Previously, we'd reported on Web speculation that the prototype vehicle would be named MSX, but Acura's release today formalizes its name. Acura VP for sales...Read More»

2009 Acura TL
Driven: 2009 Acura TL - Digital Delight

A member of our staff dubbed the new 2009 Acura TL "The Polynesian War Canoe". An apt handle: the newly redesigned sedan is swift, strikes awe (or fear) with its collection of angry angles, and stomps purposefully down the road. Many have criticized Acura's new beaky prow; Honda's luxury division...Read More»

2009 Acura ZDX Concept
Acura ZDX Bows in New York Auto Show

Acura has been releasing a slow stream of teaser images - with no details, save for the name "ZDX" - of a vehicle that is to be shown at the New York Auto Show and appears to be a low-slung crossover along the lines of BMW's SAC (Sports Activity Coupe), the X6. The latest image (we over-exposed it...Read More»

2009 Acura ZDX Concept
Third Tease For Acura's NYC Crossover; to be named MSX?

Acura has been releasing a slow stream of teaser images - with no details - of a vehicle that appears to be a low-slung crossover along the lines of BMW's SAC (Sports Activity Coupe), the X6. This third image shows a sloping rear profile even more dramatic than the X6; from this hazy image, it...Read More»

Acura Crossover New York
Acura Shows A Bit More Leg: Four-Door Coupe Crossover for NY

Acura has been hinting about an SUV/crossover along the lines of BMW's Sports Activity Coupe, the four-door X6. You know, long, tall, big on the outside, and small within. A lack of visible rear door handles suggests the coupe theme (perhaps suicide doors; more probably a handle concealed in the...Read More»

Giugiaro hybrid
Link Love From The Car Connection: Giugiaro's Hybrid, Porsche's Museum, And Anderson Cooper's 'Nads (Seriously)

  Did someone get that license plate--you know, the one on that Mack Truck that just ran over our weekend? Call 911, 'cause we have been robbed of our leisure time yet again. Join us in some mild infotainment as we try to collect ourselves. Most unnecessary news item of the day -- Michigan psycho...Read More»

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