In 1986 Acura entered the American market, becoming the first Japanese company to sell luxury-performance cars in the United States. Twenty-one years later, it is still offering high-quality high-performance vehicles at reasonable prices.
Acura's two decades (so far) have been packed with innovation, and it began with the Acura Legend. A year later, in 1987 the newly-introduced Legend Coupe was the first of its make to offer an air bag. Another year later, the sedan version became the best-selling luxury import car, and Acura the top luxury import line, in the US.
The trend of excellence and innovation continued through the 1990s which saw the introduction of the 3- and 5-door versions of the Integra, as well as the all-aluminum NSX. Later, Motor Trend would call the 1991 NSX sport coupe the "best sports car ever built."
Throughout the 1990's, Acura expanded its line, introducing the RL in 1996 and the TL in 1998. Two years later, the MDX - a mid-sized SUV - was added to the line, and it was hailed by both Car and Driver and Motor Trend as the SUV of the year. 2001 saw the Integra replaced by the new RSX sports coupe, and 2003 gave us the TSX and the updated, and bluetooth equipped, TL as well.
Acura continues to offer technological advances, including the first North American traffic system, and state of the art all-wheel drive systems. The RDX has merged the style of a sedan and the flexibility of an SUV into a model that some call a Crossover Utility Vehicle, though Acura refers to it as an Urban Adventure Vehicle. Whatever name is given to it, however, it is clear that for Acura, the adventure in luxurious, comfort-filled cars, is just beginning.
2013 Acura ZDX
Look up the word "sleek" in the dictionary and you're going to find a picture of the 2013 Acura ZDX. Okay, well not literally, but the fact remains that the engineers at Acura ensured this crossover SUV has supreme aerodynamics and a smooth, sleek appearance. While the colors are limited to just four shades, any more options than that and this sweet ride loses that sleek appearance. Exterior paint options include Aspen White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic and Palladum Metallic. There's also three different interior color options for potential car buyers to choose from, including Ebony Leather, Graystone Leather and Seacoast Leather. From the outside to the inside, this year's ZDX does not disappoint. As one might have already guessed, this crossover SUV does not come cheap, starting at $50,920 and going up from there. It has an intriguingly unique front grille, quite unlike any other car on the road today and a sloped roof, providing aerodynamics and a sleek, stylish appearance. more
2012 Acura MDX
While the price tag may be slightly expensive, at an MSRP of $42,930, the 2012 Acura MDX is a lavishly designed crossover SUV. It has bi-xenon headlights and daytime running lights to provide maximum visibility.
2011 Acura TSX Sedan
The 2011 Acura TSX ranks near the middle of the upscale, small car class. With a new sport wagon for the model year, the TSX gets good marks for luxury, but fails to make the grade on performance.
2012 Acura TL
Coming into the new model year, the 2012 Acura TL offers buyers a top-notch, comfortable daily commuting experience with enough power to play on the weekends.
2011 Acura ZDX
The 2011 Acura ZDX is something of a mixed bag. What the automaker intended was to design an AWD vehicle with luxury appointments and none of the utilitarian overtones big SUVs just can't seem to escape.