The 2016 Acura: When Comfort Meets Style
Are you looking for a used car and aren’t sure what to get? Just because you’re not buying new doesn’t mean you need to settle. Instead, take advantage of someone else’s pre-owned car and get something that will leave you smiling.
The 2016 Acura lineup offers style, performance, and reliability for every segment. From compact cars to full-size SUVs, get what you want out of a vehicle, no compromises needed.
Keep reading to learn more about the 2016 Acuras.
Those looking for a dependable daily-driver with up-market trim can’t do wrong with the ILX. Built on the same platform as the best-selling Honda Civic, the ILX adds greater refinement and a more powerful engine for its base model.
An 8-speed dual-clutch transmission manages power from the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. With 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque on tap, the 17-inch chrome wheels have plenty of go.
It also comes loaded with features. Bluetooth, heated seats, rear-view camera, and USB connectivity come standard. So, too, does a 6-speaker stereo system. A 5-inch screen offers quick access to infotainment settings.
Seating is comfortable, with plenty of legroom for passengers in the back. The leather-clad seats are supportive and well-bolstered, perfect for short trips or long commutes.
With a combined 29 mpg, you’ll be able to enjoy those seats without having to stop to refill too often.
Larger than the ILX, the Acura TLX is focused on performance and handling, without sacrificing refinement. Though it’s available with the same 2.4-liter engine as the ILX, the 3.5-liter V6 offers a better driving experience.
Upping the output to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft, the 9-speed automatic offers quick shifting for an engaged, dynamic ride. Adaptive seating can be adjusted to your driving style, meaning your well-planted through sharp corners.
While the smaller engine manages 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, the larger engine isn’t too far behind it. It gets 21 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
Whichever engine you choose, a luxurious interior is still on-hand. Heated seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear-shifter come standard. Also included is a powered moonroof, a touchscreen infotainment unit, and Bluetooth.
No less powerful than its TLX sibling, the RLX places its emphasis on a more luxurious ride and experience. Resting on 19-inch wheels, the well-crafted RLX is all elegance with its sharp creases, bold paint, and LED headlights.
The interior is spacious regardless of where one sits. High-quality leather wraps the seats and the powered moonroof fills the cabin with natural light. The trunk is spacious, offering 15 cubic-feet of storage.
The most unique feature is the inclusion of Acura’s Precision All-Wheel Steer System. This system can allow the rear wheels to rotate up to 1.8 degrees, offering greater maneuverability and cornering.
The RLX has a combined fuel economy of 24 mpg, with a 20/31 city to highway split.
Drivers looking for the higher seating position offered by a crossover, but enjoy the handling of a small car, should look to the RDX. As one of the fastest-growing segments in the auto industry, buyers are turning to compact crossovers for their next vehicle. Available with SH-AWD, this powerful little SUV offers a complete package that will meet most people’s needs.
With the ability to deactivate up to three of the engine’s six cylinders, gas mileage is a generous 20mpg in the city and 29mpg on the highway. Offering that kind of fuel efficiency hasn’t hindered its performance in any way, though. 0-60mph comes in a quick six seconds.
Though smaller than its MDX sibling, the interior is quite spacious. Passengers can enjoy long rides without feeling cooped up against each other. It maintains the same commitment to quality found in its stablemates, with leather seats and plenty of features.
Its sporty exterior is supported by its on-road performance. While it can manage some mild off-roading, it really comes to life on the pavement. It absorbs imperfections in the road with ease, while the acoustically-treated cabin shields passengers from road and wind noise.
In front-drive form, the RDX gets a combined 23 mpg (20/28), whereas the AWD setup loses a mile-per-gallon each for a combined 22 mpg
Midsize SUVs have remained a hot commodity, owing to their spaciousness and high ride-height. Acura fills this segment neatly with the handsome MDX.
Its 3.5-liter V6 provides plenty of power, sending 290 hp and 267 lb-ft through a 9-speed automatic with push-button shifting. Power defaults to the front tires, but optional SH-AWD sends power to all four corners as needed. It’s also capable of hauling up to 5000 pounds with an optional trailer hitch.
Interior space is generous, with three rows of seating available. The power liftgate makes loading and unloading a breeze, and the back row easily folds flat, increasing cargo space.
Keyless ignition, a multi-angle backup camera, and a sunroof are some of the features that come standard. The infotainment unit is a 7-inch touchscreen and the stereo is channeled through an 8-speaker system.
Fuel economy is very good for its category, managing 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway for front-drive models. Adding AWD takes it from a combined 22 mpg to 21 mpg.
Final Thoughts on the 2016 Acura Lineup
Combining the rock-solid reliability of Honda with a higher degree of refinement, Acura continues to prove itself a good buy. Resale values remain high, reflect their longterm value.
With a lineup that covers everything from a smaller city car to a full-size SUV, there’s little need that Acura doesn’t meet. That they can offer it in such a well-built package makes it all that much better.
If you’re looking for a new-for-you car, it’s worth your while to check out a 2016 Acura. Whether it’s an ILX for getting to work or an MDX for managing the whole family, they’ve got you covered.
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