Acura, the luxury division of Honda, offers a range of vehicles high on sophistication but with a sporty edge as well.
For the 2013 model year they have introduced a brand-new entry level model in the ILX sedan, which is also offered as the ILX Hybrid for those who put more of a premium on fuel economy. The ILX is a smaller luxury car, close in size to the Honda Civic but with a much nicer interior and better powertrain options. The ILX Hybrid gets the best fuel economy of any Acura with 39 combined mpg.
Up next is the flexible TSX, which comes as both a sedan and a wagon, and it could be argued that it wears the signature Acura pentagon-shaped grille the best. Inside you get plenty of standard features including Bluetooth® connectivity and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The midsize TL luxury sedan was restyled in 2012 and now has a more elegant, less “beaky” look. Fuel economy was also improved which brings highway mpg up to 29. The TL also features Acura’s super-handling all-wheel drive (SH-AWD) system as an option.
The RL is Acura’s flagship sedan, offering plenty of luxury trappings on the inside and standard SH-AWD for superior traction and performance.
Acura also offers a trio of crossovers, each with different aims. The smallest is the five-seat RDX, which got its first makover since it debuted back in 2007. The redesigned RDX gets a little bigger which means more passenger room, and a new, more powerful V-6 that adds an extra 33-hp to the mix.
If you need more space or cargo room, the seven-seat MDX might be more up your alley. The MDX also packs in the features, as all trims come with SH-AWD, tri-zone automatic climate control, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Finishing things up is the sporty ZDX, Acura’s answer to the BMW X6. The ZDX has elements of a coupe (sloping roof), sedan (four doors), and a crossover all jumbled together into a vehicle that’s the size of an SUV but sleek like a car. It also comes with SH-AWD standard and is powered by a 300-hp V-6.