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2014 Acura ILX: Higher Price, More Features, And More Luxury Value?
2014 Acura ILX: Higher Price, More Features, And More Luxury Value?

Last year, Acura introduced an all-new entry sedan, called the ILX. And now just in its second year, Acura is giving the 2014 ILX some new standout standard features. The catch? It's also raising the base price on the ILX by $1,000—to $27,795, including destination. But we'll venture to say...Read More»

2014 Acura MDX Live Photos
2014 Acura MDX Video Preview

The new third-generation Acura MDX is finally here, and while it may not look dramatically different, what's important to families has definitely been updated. The interior is now larger thanks to a new platform shared loosely with the new Acura RLX. This translates to a more spacious second and...Read More»

2008 Acura TSX
Acura TSX Recalled For Potential Engine Stall Problem

Honda is recalling certain 2004 through 2008 model year Acura TSX sedans originally sold or registered in “salt-belt” states for a potential engine stall problem. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially...Read More»

2012 Lexus IS 250  -  Driven, November 2011
J.D. Power: Dealership Service Improving Rapidly, Buoying Brands

New-car dealerships are doing much better—even compared to last year—in satisfying customers who return to the shop for service. That's one of the findings from J.D. Power's latest Consumer Service Index (CSI) Study, released today. The latest 2013 CSI finds that thanks to automaker and...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

Car lot
Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too

Incentives continued their long, slow decline in January, but according to TrueCar, transaction prices fell, too, which could soften the blow for bargain-hunters. On average, incentives slipped 12.2% between December 2012 and January 2013, coming to rest at $2,274 per vehicle. The pickings are...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe
Chrysler, Honda, Subaru Among IIHS's 13 Safest Cars Of 2013

Back in December, we told you about the winners (Honda) and losers (Toyota) in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tougher frontal-crash tests. We also told you about the new IIHS designation, "Top Safety Pick+", which recognizes vehicles that perform especially well in crash tests. Now...Read More»

2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota, Honda Retain Value Longer Say Analysts At KBB, ALG

Some car buyers get so wrapped up in the excitement of purchasing a new car that they forget one important thing: their car is an investment that will someday pay dividends. According to two new studies, Toyota and Honda vehicles pay off better than their competitors by retaining more of their...Read More»

2013 Acura ZDX
2013 Acura ZDX: A Few Changes, Identity Crisis Still Intact

A minor refresh plus a reconfigured feature set are headed to the 2013 Acura ZDX. And then it's history. The slow-selling ZDX, which was never missing beauty and aesthetic charm but always missing a clear purpose, as we saw it, has been whittled down to a single configuration, and Acura announced...Read More»

2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport
Gas Prices, Mercedes Recall, 2014 Kia Soul, Fisker Fires: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media Fisker issued a comment regarding the latest Karma fire and we spied the 2014 Kia Soul. Mercedes-Benz recalled the 2012-2013 M Class and Top Gear USA returns with new episodes. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Are Volvos and Acuras...Read More»

2008 Acura TL
2007-2008 Acura TL Recalled For Power Steering Hose Problem

Acura has issued a voluntary recall for TL sedans from the 2007 and 2008 model years. According to a press release from the company, the recall stems from a problem with the TL's power steering hose: Over time, the power steering hose may deteriorate and develop a fluid leak. Leaking power steering...Read More»

2013 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX Two-Minute Review: Video

For 2013 Acura has completely redesigned the RDX crossover to better compete with German luxury rivals. With a smoother, less bulbous design, a new engine, and better interior, the RDX is a more refined entry into this popular segment. While the 2013 RDX uses the same platform as the 2012 model, it...Read More»

2014 Acura RLX Concept, 2012 New York Auto Show
2014 Acura RLX Concept Previews Upcoming Hybrid Sedan

Acura's current top-of-the-line model, the RL, is growing a bit old--but fear not, Acura fans, for a new flagship sedan is coming: the RLX. Previewed by a concept shown at this year's New York Auto Show, the RLX will offer a completely modern Acura exterior, a very high-tech interior, and, if the...Read More»

2013 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX, 2013 Chevy Traverse, 2013 Subaru Legacy: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we updated The Car Connection iPhone app and Green Car Reports is in the running to win the TreeHugger Best Of Green award. Nissan released another teaser of the 2013 Altima and Chevrolet revealed the 2013 Traverse. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The...Read More»

2013 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX Priced From $35,205

Styled conservatively, but handsomely, the 2013 Acura RDX made its public debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show earlier this month. Today, Acura announced the new RDX will start from $34,320 plus an $885 for a base price of $35,205. That price will buy the base RDX, rated by the EPA at 20 mpg city...Read More»

2013 Acura ILX
All-New 2013 Acura ILX Sedan, Redesigned 2013 RDX Crossover: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Acura teased with concepts of its all-new 2013 ILX compact luxury sedan and redesigned 2013 RDX compact luxury crossover at the Detroit Auto Show in January. Now, the automaker has unveiled the final production versions at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The two Acura models launch this spring. 2013...Read More»

2013 Acura RDX
2013 Acura RDX Preview: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Honda is giving us the first glimpse of the all-new 2013 Acura RDX, at the Chicago Auto Show, and it really isn't much different than the concept form shown at last month's Detroit auto show. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine is gone from the lineup—an odd decision, really, at a time when...Read More»

2012 Acura ILX 2.4
2013 Acura ILX First Look: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Acura showed a concept version of the 2013 ILX sedan at the Detroit Auto Show back in January, and now it's revealing the production version at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. As with the nearly identical concept, the production ILX has a front end with swept-back headlights and a lightly rendered...Read More»

Matthew Broderick in Honda's Super Bowl ad for the 2012 CR-V
Super Bowl XLVI Play-By-Play: Which Ads Run When (With Video)

If you're a football fan, it's easy to keep track of this Sunday's Super Bowl match-up. After all, at 6:30pm Eastern, you have a pretty good idea which teams you'll be watching, right? But do you know what commercials will run and when they'll appear? We thought not. That's why we've put together a...Read More»

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