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Honda Expands Airbag Recall For Accord, Civic, Acura TL
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»

2009 Acura TSX V-6
Acura Introduces TSX V-6 At Chicago Auto Show

Always admired Acura's lean TSX but wished it had a little more pep in its step than the 2.4-liter Accord-sourced four provides? Enter the 2010 Acura TSX V-6, introduced today at the Chicago Auto Show and fortified with Honda's 3.5-liter V-6 in brisk 280 hp tune and, thus, an additional 79 hp...Read More»

2009 Acura MDX
Five Family Cars That Just Aren't

What happens when a "family" vehicle turns out to be less than friendly? I like to think creatively about vehicles that can handle my family and all our gear. Minivans are the most obvious choice, but I've taken a look at other vehicles that might just fit the bill. Everything from crossovers to...Read More»

2010 Acura NSX (rumored)
2010 Acura NSX? Dead Like Elvis

Here's why time zones suck: when you went to bed last night, all was good in the world (well, all was as you left it). Now you wake up to find out that Honda's cancelled the 2010 Acura NSX that had been out there in prototype form, shutting down GT-Rs and 911s on the Nurburgring with a shatteringly...Read More»

2009 Acura TSX
Honda Delaying Diesels for U.S.?

We've reported before that the diesel-powered Acura TSX has been "delayed indefinitely," but now the Detroit Free Press is reporting that Honda's diesels are on the back burner because of expensive materials. The Freep might have missed the story from October, in which it was reported that the...Read More»

2009 Acura TL
IIHS Bestows Entire Acura Lineup with "Top Safety Pick" Status

In a first in the history of both Acura and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a single nameplate receives the IIHS' "Top Safety Pick" status for every model it produces. The proud parent of those vehicles is Acura, and all of its models (TSX, TL, RL, RDX, MDX) had to receive the...Read More»

2010 Acura NSX (rumored)
Rumored Acura NSX Has Front-Mounted V-10

Am I the only one disappointed by the rumored Honda/Acura NSX as presented over at Autocar? It looks to my eye like the meeting of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and Nissan's just-launched 370Z. Both attractive cars, indeed, but neither one possessing the NSX's legendary mid-engine layout, unique...Read More»

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