Skip to main content

Acura News

Acura is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Honda Motor Company. It primarily competes with Buick, Lexus and Infiniti, among others in the luxury vehicle segment. Acura is also well known for being one of the few luxury marques that does not offer a rear-wheel-drive or V8-powered model. With the Acura brand, Honda is credited with being the first Japanese company to establish a luxury division in the U.S.

Acura Vehicles:

Indicates a Reviewed Model
  • 0
    Acura
    Official: Honda spinning off Acura as stand-alone division in bid to wake up brand
    1394559000

    Every major automaker has a different way of relating between its various divisions and brands. At Volkswagen, for example, the individual brands seem to operate with a large degree of autonomy. Under the Renault-Nissan Alliance, the two units share a common chief executive, but little else. The relationship between Honda and its luxury division Acura has ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Spy Shots: Acura TLX caught naked in production guise, can you spot the differences?
    1394465340

    Acura doesn't tend to do concept cars these days that don't foreshadow a specific upcoming production model. The ZDX prototype of 2010 previewed the production version, as did the ILX and RLX showcars of 2012 and the MDX of 2013. The NSX concept is on its way to production, as the SUV-X concept is likely to do as well in the coming years. So when Acura ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Report: Acura organizes new business division to confront falling sedan sales
    1393426800

    Honda and Acura North America have announced a major restructuring of operations in hopes of turning around Acura's flagging business. For 2013, sales for Acura's sedans dropped 10.4 percent, while its CUV sales grew by 21 percent. The newly formed Acura Business Planning Office will attempt to right the ship. As part of the restructuring, Acura is ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Official: Lexus gets top brand marks from Consumer Reports; Ford, Jeep hit hard
    1393360140

    Consumer Reports has released its 2014 Car Brand Report Cards, with Lexus again reigning at the top and doing so with the same industry-topping score of 79 that it registered in last year's Report Cards. This year, the institute credited its lineup for being "usually quiet, comfortable, and fuel-efficient," noting it's the only brand on the list "to ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Study: J.D. Power study sees new car dependability problems increase for first time since 1998
    1392229860

    For the first time since 1998, J.D. Power and Associates says its data shows that the average number of problems per 100 cars has increased. The finding is the result of the firm's much-touted annual Vehicle Dependability Study, which charts incidents of problems in new vehicle purchases over three years from 41,000 respondents. Looking at first-owner cars ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Acura puts on display of mechanical horsepower in new ad
    1392160920

    Originally forged with a brand identity based on luxury, sportiness and practicality, Acura has spent the last decade or so struggling with its image. The sporting credibility suffered a mighty blow with the loss of cars like the Integra, RSX and NSX, and recent years have seen the Japanese company attempting to recast itself as a technology leader. All ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Report: Honda is first Japanese carmaker to be a net-exporter from US
    1391027400

    Over the last decade or so, many foreign automakers have challenged the idea of what defines an "American car," but Honda took things a step further last year by exporting more cars out of the US than it imported in. Reuters is reporting that in 2013, a total of 108,705 Honda and Acura models were exported from the US with only 88,357 being shipped in. ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: S.H.I.E.L.D. Acura TL from The Avengers
    1390521600

    If you're a fan of The Avengers from 2012, then here's your chance at owning a piece of movie memorabilia. Following last year's auction of a Acura MDX from that movie, Scottsdale Motor Company is now listing another S.H.I.E.L.D. vehicle on eBay Motors – this time a 2012 Acura TL. Unlike the MDX, this TL has fewer modifications limited to the ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Report: Acura considering Vezel-based compact crossover
    1389914100

    There's a distinct benefit to automakers having their own premium brand. After all, why develop one vehicle to be sold under one nameplate if you can turn it into two? Especially if a little reconfiguration and some premium accoutrements allow said automaker to charge significantly more for the luxury version. It's a winning formula – for crossovers ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Detroit: Acura TLX GT Racecar bringing the 'X factor' to Pirelli World Challenge
    1389736620

    One doesn't normally think of Acura offering anything to mix it up with the SRT Viper, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Nissan GT-R, Audi R8 and Ferrari 458 Italia (at least while the NSX is still off in the ether), but that's exactly what's about to happen. Honda's premium outpost is jumping into the top tier of the Pirelli World Challenge ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Detroit: 2015 Acura TLX driving to be a 'red carpet athlete' [w/video]
    1389718500

    Herein lies the broom that will sweep away both the TL and the TSX, and its name is the Acura TLX Prototype. Proposed as a "red carpet athlete," the production midsize TLX will slot in between the ILX and RLX range-topper in the brand's sedan lineup while presenting its take on "luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism with exhilarating ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Video: Acura launches ad spots for Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
    1387490400

    Acura and Jerry Seinfeld are expanding their partnership as season three of the comedian's web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, prepares to debut. Seinfeld has paired with director Barry Sonnenfeld to create a series of ads for the luxury brand showcasing the new Acura RLX and MDX. There are eight spots, written by Seinfeld and directed by ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Official: 2015 Acura TLX prototype to debut in Detroit, TSX to be discontinued
    1387447260

    Acura confirmed that its new mid-range sedan, the TLX, will debut in prototype form at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show next month. The automaker is currently mum on specific details, but in a press release, Acura stated, "The all-new model will feature more emotional styling with tidier, sports sedan proportions wrapped around two all-new advanced powertrains ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Recalls: Acura recalls 7,387 new RLX sedans over suspension bolts
    1387395120

    Acura has announced a recall for the 2014 RLX due to improperly tightened rear suspension bolts that could come loose and increase the risk of a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has yet to formally issue a recall notice for the RLX, but Acura says that a total of 7,387 RLX sedans are affected, which seems to include markets ...

  • 0
    Acura
    First Drive: 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid [w/video]
    A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing 1387385820

    Having already driven and reviewed the 2014 Acura RLX this year, colleagues Steven Ewing and Jeffrey Ross poured several thousand words into apprising it, then someone took the safety off the Comments and flipped them to "Fully Automatic" because those two reviews and four brief posts were hit by more than 1,200 of your deeply felt sentiments. People ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Recalls: Acura recalling nearly 20k new MDX crossovers over AWD driveshafts
    1386963060

    Acura is recalling nearly 20,000 of its 2014 MDX crossovers fitted with all-wheel drive over driveshaft concerns. The affected vehicles were built between May 6, 2013 and October 14, 2013, and have bolts that attach the driveshaft to the transmission that may not have been tightened properly. Needless to say, an improperly secured driveshaft could lead ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Official: 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year finalists announced [w/poll]
    1386709140

    The 2014 North American International Auto Show is right around the corner, which means it's high time we find out which cars and trucks have become finalists for the prestigious North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards. The finalists – three in cars and three in three trucks/utilities – are dominated by American brands, with ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Acura MDX from The Avengers
    1385577000

    Planning to dress up as Agent Coulson for Halloween next year? We've got the perfect accessory to complete your Level 7 costume. On eBay Motors at this very moment is an auction for an Acura MDX S.H.I.E.L.D vehicle, one of only 10 made that the seller claims was used in filming of The Avengers. The crossover is being sold by Scottsdale Motor Company, and ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Los Angeles: 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is the V8 alternative we've been waiting for [w/video]
    1384998000

    If there's one issue we have with the Acura RLX, it's that it's not a particularly exciting car. It's a solid luxury sedan, but its standard V6 engine - complete with 310 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque - is lacking when you can snap up a BMW 5 Series with a 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8. The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD should address this ...

  • 0
    Acura
    Official: 2014 Acura RLX gets trick hybrid all-wheel drive system for LA [w/video]
    1384898280

    Acura has endured a year of mixed reviews and middling sales for its new RLX flagship. Meanwhile, the Japanese automaker has been readying what may be the very best version of the car for its debut. Now the wait is almost over, as Acura will show its 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at this year's LA Auto Show. When it comes to dealerships in the spring of ...

Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle