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These are the best cars you can buy for $40,000

Coupes, crossovers, sedans, SUVs, and more

These are the best vehicles – coupes, sedans, crossovers, SUVs, vans, and hatchbacks – for sale today in America for $40,000 or less, as chosen by the editors at Autoblog.

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2019 Acura RDX First Drive Review | Boringness banished

Acura returns to its roots to find a winning compact crossover formula

Acura returns to its roots to find a winning compact crossover formula.

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2019 Acura RDX infotainment first impressions | A first step into the touch pad world

A clever design that still has room for improvement

One of the greatest design challenges in the modern automotive industry is an infotainment system that provides loads of capabilities, but is also easy-to-use and not overly distracting. Touch screens have been leading the way as the favored option, but Acura is trying a new design that relies on a touch pad with some unique tweaks to separate it from similar systems, such as those seen in competing Lexus models. And we got to try it out in the first production application, the 2019 Acura RDX co

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A smoother operator | 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid First Drive

A subtle blend of technologies.

Engine, motors, batteries and electronics produce torque-delivery wizardry.

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2017 Acura NSX First Drive [w/video]

The NSX Is Back, And This Time It's American

Acura's supercar is heavy, complicated, and expensive. Heresy? The way this car does fast, we're not sure we care.

Customer satisfaction scores rank every automaker in the US

The American Customer Satisfaction Index finds that automobile brands fell, on average, 3.7 percent to 79 on a 100-point scale when compared to 2014.

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2016 Acura RDX Review [w/video]

Better Than Its Sales Would Suggest

Acura gives the RDX crossover a number of thoughtful updates for 2016. Are they enough to make the slow-selling CUV appeal to a wider range of consumers? We spend a week with one to find out.

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2016 Acura ILX First Drive [w/video]

An Underdog No More

What's an aspiring Japanese automaker to do in 2015's golden age of affordable luxury? If you're Acura, you scramble to release a mid-cycle upgrade to elevate the status of your 2016 ILX sedan.

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2016 Acura NSX: Everything there is to know [w/video]

Acura's long-awaited NSX is finally here, and it's longer and wider that the 2013 concept that signaled its revival. It's also got a hybrid powertrain with 550+ horsepower.

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2015 Acura TLX First Drive

Splitting The Difference Makes The Difference

Immediately after landing at Washington's Dulles airport, an Acura representative handed me the keys to a 2014 TSX with fewer than 180 miles on its clock. The four-cylinder engine started and I pointed its signature beak towards a destination in Middleburg, VA. It was a curious move by the Japanese automaker, especially considering that I had flown no less than 2,300 miles to drive the discontinued ve

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2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD

Acura's Best-Seller Aims For The Heart Of The Market

There are certain vehicles on sale today that are affected by what I call 'Camry Syndrome.' Named after Toyota's ubiquitous family hauler, Camry Syndrome affects a fair number of cars and trucks, many of which are exceedingly popular with consumers.

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2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid [w/video]

A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing

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.

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2014 Acura RLX Review

Same Book, Different Cover

Earlier in the year, I reviewed a powder-blue Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, and I witnessed a group of high-school-aged girls ogling the car as it sat in my driveway. In my head, I found it to be a funny-yet-fitting scene that I didn't think of again until a 2014 Acura RLX showed up in my driveway. This time around, an elderly neighborhood couple s

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2013 Acura ZDX

What Is, What Could Have Been, And What May Yet Be

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2013 Acura ILX Hybrid

This Is Not The Acura You're Looking For

This Is Not The Acura You're Looking For

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2014 Acura MDX [w/video]

Refinement Rather Than Revolution

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