(2005 model shown)
Acura's crossover luxury SUV, based on the Honda Pilot, continues to offer solid performance with good comfort. Its standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine produces a strong 253 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. A sophisticated all-wheel-drive system, four-wheel independent suspension, anti-lock disc brakes, and the latest version of Vehicle Stability Assist all come standard, as does a five-speed automatic transmission. Its seven-passenger interior includes front, front-side, and side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, as well as a third-row seat that folds flat into the floor to maximize cargo volume. XM satellite radio is standard, with a wireless Bluetooth cellphone interface, and Bose audio system with CD changer added to the Touring version. A voice-activated navigation system and a DVD entertainment system are optional on the top model. For 2006, Touring Package-equipped models now feature an ebony-colored Zebra wood pattern on the center console and door switches, and satin chrome interior accents; a new color, Amazon Green Metallic, is also added to the palette.