Acura Confirms 2023 LMDh Program
Acura, Honda’s North American luxury brand that’s been active in the world of sportscar racing and beyond for years, will continue being a part of the scenery in the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship’s prototype class for years to come with the automaker formally announcing today that it will build a car to the new-for-2023 LMDh ruleset. The car, as ever a product of Honda Performance Development (HPD) will debut in 2023 and will likely face Porsche, Audi, and GM products on the track, although Acura hasn’t spoken yet of the chances of running at Le Mans.
2022 Acura MDX - Not a Red-Headed Step Child Anymore
Acura wasn’t short on marketing praise for the 2022 MDX. According to carmaker, the new MDX is the "most premium, performance-focused and technologically sophisticated SUV in Acura history."
Of course, every mother loves her child and there’s obviously more to the 2022 MDX than just looks. Vector in that a turbo V-6 MDX Type S is also coming in 2021 towards the end of the summer and we could be looking at a first step in a very enticing direction for Acura.
The 2021 Acura NSX in Long Beach Blue Pearl Just Redefined Gorgeous
Normally, we don’t get this excited over a new color brought to adorn this or that supercar, but we have to stand up and admit that on the 2021 NSX, the Long Beach Blue treatment looks absolutely marvelous. Plus, it brings back one of the rarest body colors available for first-gen NSXs, so what’s not to like, really?
This Is Probably The Cleanest Acura NSX Type R That You’ve Ever Seen
The Honda NSX Type R was all about shedding weight. It came to serve those customers that wanted even more from the beautifully-balanced NSX with better track performance and the lack of your regular creature comforts.
Honda built just 483 units of the NSX Type R and they were all offered on the Japanese market, hence the right-hand-drive layout. The example you’re about to admire went through a restoration that not only does it a lot of justice, but also makes us forget its age.
Acura MDX Prototype - The Future of Acura Has Arrived
The seven-year-old, third-generation Acura MDX is going out of production in 2020. The Japanese firm is making way for a new-generation model that will debut in 2021 for the 2022 model year. Before we can see the real thing, Acura gives us a preview with the MDX Prototype, essentially a production-ready concept. The prototype SUV showcases a wider, sportier exterior, a more modern interior with better tech, and a new platform with a double-wishbone front suspension.
2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition
Acura has introduced the PMC Edition of its best-selling SUV, the RDX. The RDX was introduced back in 2006 as a spiritual successor to the MDX, which went to take bigger roles in the portfolio, quite literally. The RDX debuted as a premium entry-level crossover and is an important product for Acura. Initially, it was built on the same platform that underpinned the Honda Civic and the CR-V, but the third-generation introduced in 2018 as a 2019 model year SUV and was based on a new platform. It has been the best-selling SUV for Acura in the last two years, so, keeping it fresh is imperative.
The company has introduced the PMC Edition of the SUV in Thermal Orange shade that is reminiscent of the NSX Hybrid supercar. And the price? $52,995 including destination charges. Is this a steal deal?
Acura Has Big Plans Underway For First-Gen NSX Owners
Acura is now busy building second-generation NSX models, but it hasn’t forgotten about enthusiasts that own the legendary first-generation car. According to the company’s manager of the NSX Team, John Watts, Acura is considering introducing a restoration program for U.S. customers. This program would be identical to the one Honda of Japan started back in 2010.
The MDX Prototype Could Amplify Acura’s Newfound Technological Dominance
Seven years old as of 2020, the third-generation Acura MDX is on its way out. A much-improved fourth-gen model is underway for an October 14 unveiling, but the SUV we’re going to see later this week is a prototype of the upcoming production model.
Acura just unveiled images and details of the new MDX’s interior and it all looks very promising. Not only a step up in terms of premium features, it also comes with brand-new technology and upgraded connectivity. The digital displays are also much bigger than before. Let’s have a closer look below.
2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition
Four months after unveiling the TLX PMC Edition, Acura is giving the same special edition treatment to its RDX crossover. Dubbed the RDX PMC Edition, the special edition crossover benefits from the same exclusive additions Acura gave to the TLX. That includes the Thermal Orange Pearl paint finish that’s arguably one of the best colors you can get in the market. The RDX PMC Edition now occupies the range-topping slot in the lineup, combining the two trims sitting underneath it — the A-Spec and Advance Package — into one model. Befitting its status as a top-of-the-line special edition model, Acura is limiting the production of the special edition crossover to just 360 units, all of which are earmarked for the North American market. Each unit of the RDX PMC will carry a sticker price of “in the low $50,000,” according to Acura.
Next Year Acura Could Grace The World With an NSX Spider and NSX Type R!
Acura revived the iconic NSX back in 2016 as a hybrid sports car, and nothing much has changed since then except for a mild upgrade for the 2019 model year. But it seems Acura is planning to roll out two new variants of the NSX: a Spider and a hardcore Type R. Excited? Well, don’t lose it yet because these new models won’t arrive until late 2021.
The Acura NSX Sets Pikes Peak Record for Hybrid Production Cars
Acura has been in peak form at the 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The Japanese automaker showed up at Race to the Clouds with a 2019 NSX and a pair of race-spec 2021 TLX sedans to make a statement in a highly competitive field. Consider that mission accomplished as the NSX, with driver James Robinson behind the wheel, set a new record for production hybrid models with a time of 10:01.913. The new record is 0.5 seconds quicker than the old record, which Robinson also set in 2018 with a 2017 NSX. The pair of 2021 TLX sedans also performed well, finishing fifth and sixth in the Exhibition class with drivers Jordan Guitar and Justin Lombard piloting the race-prepped sedans.
The 2021 Acura TLX Type-S Really Could Be the Dominate Compact Sports Sedan
When Acura revealed the2021 TLX luxury sports sedan, we came right out and said that BMW and Mercedes should worry about it. In fact, you could even argue that Cadillac and Audi should worry too, despite the fact that the former is abandoning fuel-driven performance for a new naming structure and all-electric future. Well, Acura has added even more evidence that certain brands should worry with news that the 2021 Acura TLX Type-S will feature a pure-driven V-6 heart that’s good for 355 horsepower. Even better yet, we’ll see a near-production prototype in special livery serve as a pace car at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on August 30, 2020!
2020 Acura NSX - Driven
Most supercars live a life of unexplored potential. In a world where a Toyota Camry can hit 60 mph in a once-shocking six seconds, and six-figure performance machines have to cut that time in half to be relevant, few cars can be pushed to their limits in legal conditions. And the higher the limits, the fewer the chances you have to approach them. That means most supercars spend their days flaunting their looks — along with the prestige associated with their extreme capabilities — between occasional bursts of all-out speed.
This 1997 Acura Integra Type R Review Will Have You Willing to Pay $60,000 for One
If you could get into the possession of a ’90s Japanese sports car without paying a dime, what would it be? For some, the poison would be the Acura Integra Type R because 1) the car’s an icon and a blast to drive and 2) used Integra Type Rs cost an arm and a leg these days.
Acura hit the market hard when it introduced the Integra, Legend, and first-generation NSX. The late 1980s and the 1990s represented a time when Acura was about little more than producing performance cars that looked good and felt comfortable. By the time the 2000s hit, however, the company fell into a funk that, at one time, could have pushed the company to the brink of destruction. Now, at just 34 years old, the Acura brand is looking to its roots for guidance as it looks forward. We’re here to tell you that it’s a very good thing, and the company is already several steps into its new master plan.
Is Acura’s Plan for a New Compact Type S Sedan a Hint That The Integra Name Could Make a Comeback?
Acura got us all excited with the new TLX sedan,, which is now available in a high-performance Type S trim fitted with a twin-turbo V-6 engine that should generate well in excess of 300 horsepower. But there’s more good news coming from a leaked dealership video that talks about a Type S version of the new MDX crossover. Acura is also set to launch a "new compact sedan" in Type S spec by 2022. This could also mean that the Integra could also make a comeback soon.
The 2021 Acura TLX Is a Luxury Sports Sedan that BMW and Mercedes Should Worry About
Introduced in 2014 as a replacement for both the TL and the TSX, the TLX is Acura’s answer to the highly popular BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A4. But even though it was well-received in the U.S., it never managed to outsell its competitors. Acura is now looking to improve on that with the second-generation TLX, and based on its looks, technology, and power, Honda’s premium division should finally give BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi a run for their money. Let’s find out more about that below.
Least Expensive Acura Model
Acura has a pretty full lineup that includes three sedans, two SUVs, and the NSX supercar. The Acura ILX is Acura’s least expensive model with a price tag in the $26,000 range before taxes, registration, and other fees. Acura actually corners the market with the ILX as it’s one of just a few compact luxury sedans that sits well below the $30,000 price point.
Sportiest Acura Model
As far as sportiness is concerned, the Acura NSX takes the cake and eats it too. But that’s a supercar, so that’s not really playing fair. If you’re looking for the sportiest car that isn’t the NSX, then look no further than the Acura TLX. It’s marketed as a “Performance Luxury Sedan,” and it features a rather sporty exterior compliment and as much as 290 horsepower from the optional V-6. It can even be had with Acura’s awesome SH-AWD all-wheel-drive system.
Most Popular Acura Model
In the heart and dreams of enthusiasts everywhere, the NSX would again take the cake in this category, but in reality, the most popular models in Acura’s lineup include the RDX and MDX. Priced at $37,600 and $44,300, respectively, both models can be had with all-wheel drive and, if you’re in need of three rows, you’ll find that the MDX fits the bill.
Most Expensive Acura Model
The most expensive family car that Acura offers is the RLX – it’s basically the S-Class of Acura’s, and its price tag approaches the $55,000 range. The Acura NSX, however, is by far the most expensive with a price tag of $157,500.
Are Acura Cars Reliable?
As the performance and luxury arm of Honda, it’s probably not surprising to you that Acura models are pretty reliable. According to Repair Pal, Acura’s overall reliability rating is 4.5 out of 5, which puts it in 9th place out of all 32 car brands. As a whole, Acura models are reported as having inexpensive repair costs and a low rate of severe repairs.