Acura News

Honda Delaying Diesels for U.S.?
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»

2009 Acura TSX
Acura TSX Diesel Delayed "Indefinitely"

Say it ain't so. We guess that's what you get for speculation. When CEO of Honda Motors, Takeo Fukui, announced at the last NAIAS that Honda would be bringing its first-ever diesel engine to the United States in '09, many guessed it would find a home under the hood of Acura's recently restyled 2009...Read More»

2009 Acura TL
2010 Acura TL Gets Six-Speed Manual

Sport sedan drivers who like to shift it themselves will have to wait until model year 2010 for an Acura TL with a manual transmission. Judging by the six-speed, short-throw, aluminum-topped stick in its current TSX, we have no doubt the upcoming TL manual will be a pleasure to row through the...Read More»

Pirate
Talk Like a Pirate Day! Which Car Makes You Go "Arrgh?"

Avast ye scurvy wenches and prepare to be boarded! Or something like that. It's Talk Like a Pirate Day--you know, the holiday that took the place of Arbor Day on our corporate calendar--and an excuse for all kinds of otherwise normal-appearing people to speak like Johnny Depp speaking like Keith...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Wagoner Rings in Century at GM with Volt

Wrapping up what sounded remarkably like a recent campaign speech by a certain democratic hopeful, GM CEO Rick Wagoner took the wraps off the highly anticipated 2011 Chevrolet Volt E-REV electric vehicle at the conclusion of the GMnext Day Global Broadcast, a celebration of GM's 100 years by its...Read More»

2009 Acura TL
2009 Acura TL MSRP: $34,995

Whether you see it as beautiful or butt-ugly, the attention-getting style of the 2009 Acura TL is bestowed on a vehicle some $1,270 dearer than last year's model. The near-luxury, front-wheel-drive performance sedan goes on sale September 24 at a base price of just under $35,000. In addition to the...Read More»

2009 Acura RL
The 2009 Acura RL Is a Top Safety Pick

Maybe it's the multitude of airbags and electronic stuff--or maybe the proud new bow up front gives it the extra oomph in crash tests. Whatever the reason, the 2009 Acura RL luxury sedan is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's newest Top Safety Pick. The institute--funded by the insurance...Read More»

2009 Acura TL
Acura NSX, Other New Model Coming by 2010

While journos flog the new 2009 Acura TL this week, the brand's managers are giving us something else to think about, other than the TL's brazen new look. Acura tells Automotive News this morning that it's about to add a new nameplate to its lineup, as it tries to step up its game to become a "tier...Read More»

2009 Acura TL
2009 Acura TL Breaks Cover

You've been waiting for the first photo of the 2009 Acura TL--well, here you are. While most of the world is all in a dither about the new iPhone, Acura says its new TL is way cooler. It's obvious, no? The TL gets a more hunkered-down shape than in its last version, with a thick grille and...Read More»

Car Dealer
Are Dealers Doing a Better Job Satisfying Customers?

That's the question posed by researchers wondering whether dealers are doing a better job than conventional wisdom would suggest. We've all heard the horror stories, of course: dealers who renege on promises, deliver a different vehicle than the one a customer expected to get, or throw a prospect's...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-4X
2010 Saab 9-4X Spy Shots

TheCarConnection.com's spies have caught the latest pics of the 2010 Saab 9-4X undergoing testing before a likely debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show in January. The prototype shown here is said to have a V-6 engine with about 284 horsepower and an automatic gearbox. It's most likely Saab's current...Read More»

2010 Acura NSX
Acura NSX Spied?

Are these the first shots of the Acura NSX? The new supercar, often rumored and much delayed, has been in turnaround since Honda styled concepts that met with a thud at major auto shows. Now, this prototype seems to wear typically Honda lines and possibly even an Acura badge on the nose. Does it...Read More»

Price Boost for 2009 Acura TSX

The new 2009 Acura TSX goes on sale at the end of the month, and Honda's upscale brand and its upscale managers have tagged it with a price of $28,960, not including destination charges of $715. That's for the base manual-transmission version. Acura says the TSX with the Technology Package and...Read More»

Acura Teaming Up with W Hotels

Forget waiting for a taxi. In the coming weeks, you’ll be able to check into one of 18 upscale W Hotels around North America and get a lift in an Acura MDX crossover/SUV. It’s part of a new partnership between the Japanese automaker, the upscale arm of Honda, and the hotel chain, which will...Read More»

New York Minute: Mercedes-Benz SL Live Shots

The New York auto show is on, and The Car Connection is on, too -- now that the whole Starbucks snafu has been settled and no lives were lost. First up, while the crowds are digesting the words of Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli and being wowed by the new Acura TSX, is a set of live shots of the new...Read More»

’08 Accord vs. ’08 Fusion

We've already published longer road tests for the Fusion and Accord, but I just did about a hundred miles of driving in top-of-the-line models of both, with a few days in each, and had the chance to really compare and contrast between the two. The Accord we drove was an EX-L V-6 with Navigation...Read More»

What's the Best Used Car Out There? The Accord, Forbes Says

The capitalist tools at Forbes have spoken--and when it comes to used cars, the Honda Accord really gets them excited. Of all the cars available through "certified pre-owned" programs, Forbes says, it's the Accord that topped its survey, which was largely based on reliability data from Consumer...Read More»

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