Lineup of Acura Vehicles
In 1986, Acura went from being just a concept to emerging as a brand introducing its first vehicles, the Integra and the Legend. From that point, Acura has become almost legendary as it relates to the line of vehicles it produces. Acura vehicles have grown in popularity, but it’s been a growth spurt that hasn’t received as much time in the spotlight as some of the other automobile manufacturers, but that does not diminish Acura’s success by any means. The Acura brand has made a grand entrance to the 2018 automobile market with the introduction of six vehicles, three sedans, two SUVs, and a Supercar. If you want to get a head start on checking out the latest models, head on over to your nearest Acura dealer near you.
The 2018 Acura ILX is a compact sport sedan. The starting price is around $28,000.
The ILX comes standard with a front-wheel drivetrain (FWD). It packs a punch via a 201-horsepower, Inline-4 engine that is paired with the first-ever 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT). This compact sport sedan comes standard with Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control, or iVTEC as it’s more commonly referred to.
Simply stated, the iVTEC system is designed to alternate the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves, thus optimizing the car’s performance and fuel efficiency. The ILX offers a 25/35/29 (city, highway, combined) EPA fuel-economy rating*.
The 2018 Acura ILX is available in five packages, including the A-Spec, Technology Plus, Premium, AcuraWatch Plus and SE.
The 2018 Acura TLX is a performance luxury sedan. The starting price is around $33,000.
The TLX comes standard with a 2.4L Inline-4 engine that’s paired with an 8-speed DCT and features Precision All-Wheel Steering, or P-AWS. It’s a 206-horsepower engine. The TLX received a 23/33/27 EPA fuel-economy rating*.
This performance luxury sedan also offers two available powertrains.
The 3.5L V6 engine has a maximum output of 290 hp. It’s paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and features P-AWS. This powertrain configuration comes standard with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters, giving the driver the convenience of shifting without removing their hands from the steering wheel.
The second available 3.5L V6 engine also has a maximum output of 290 hp and is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. However, it features Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, or SH-AWD, as it is commonly referred to. The TLX offers an EPA fuel-economy rating of 20/32/24*.
The TLX comes standard with an Integrated Dynamic System. This technology offers four modes, Economy, Normal, Sport, and Sport+. Depending on the mode selected, specific adjustments are made to key systems, including steering, P-AWS and SH-AWD, throttle, transmission, sound, and HVAC, which results in adaptations to the vehicle’s handling.
The TLX offers four packages, including the Aspect, Advance, Technology, and Standard.
The 2018 Acura RLX is a premium luxury sedan. The starting price is around $54,900.
The RLX comes standard with a 310-horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine. It’s paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and features P-AWS. The RLX comes standard with front-wheel drive. This powertrain offers a 20/29/23 EPA fuel-economy rating*.
The RLX also offers an available 377-horsepower, 3.5L Sport Hybrid engine. It’s paired with a 7-speed DCT and features SH-AWD. This powertrain offers a 28/29/28 EPA fuel-economy rating*.
The RLX offers two available packages. The Advance package is available for the SH-AWD option, and the Technology package is available for the P-AWS option.
The 2018 Acura RDX is a luxury crossover SUV. The starting price is around $37,300.
The RDX comes standard with FWD, and a 3.5L, 279-horsepower engine with i-VTEC technology. It’s paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It’s EPA fuel-economy rating is 20/28/23*.
An AWD configuration with Intelligent Control System, along with a 279-horsepower, 3.5L engine with i-VTEC technology is an available option. This system is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters. This system offers an EPA fuel-economy rating of 19/27/22*.
The RDX offers four packages, including the Standard, AcuraWatch Plus, Technology, and Advance.
The 2018 Acura MDX is a third-row luxury SUV. It’s starting price is around $44,200.
The MDX comes standard with FWD and a 290-horsepower, 3.5L engine with i-VTEC and Lift Electronic Control technology. The engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and features Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters. This powertrain has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and an EPA fuel-economy rating of 19/27/22.
The MDX also offers two available powertrain options.
The 3.5L, 290-horsepower engine with i-VTEC and Electronic Control technology is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds and features SH-AWD and Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters. This configuration has an EPA fuel-economy rating of 18/26/21*.
The Sport Hybrid 3.0L, 321-horsepower engine is paired with a 7-speed DCT with paddle shifters. The powertrain features the Sports Hybrid 3-Motor System and offers an EPA fuel-economy rating of 26/27/27*.
The 2018 Acura MDX offers five packages, including the Standard, Technology, Entertainment, Advance, and Sport Hybrid Upgrade.
The 2018 Acura NSX is a Next-Generation Supercar. The starting price is $156,000.
The NSX was first introduced in 1989. Motor Trend deemed this supercar “the best sports car ever built.” In 2017, Road & Track named the NSX the Performance Car of the Year. In 2018, Acura raised the bar when it comes to supercar standards, because, ultimately, the NSX is a New Sports eXperience.
The NSX is powered by a Sport Hybrid, SH-AWD system. It features a 3.5L, DOHC twin-turbocharged VV engine that’s paired with a 9-speed DCT.
The NSX had a top speed of 191 mph.
Though the 2018 Acura lineup provides a mix of vehicle types, there’s a consistent thread that runs through each model. Acura is dedicated to providing vehicles that are appealing to a cross-section of the population and can be used for a variety of activities. No matter which vehicle you choose, you will be riding in a vehicle that is luxuriously designed using the best materials available and state-of-the-art technology.
Depending on the vehicle, package, and options selected, you have access to a number of features.
Jewel-eye design headlights and a diamond pentagon-shaped grille are a couple of exterior features highlighted by the 2018 lineup. The interior is just as lavish, featuring high-end materials, including leather and suede.
The 2018 Acura lineup utilizes technology to keep drivers entertained, connected, and safe.
Each vehicle features Apple CarPlay- and Android Auto-compatibility. This allows drivers to stay connected to their smartphone technology.
Collision Mitigation Braking System is designed to detect the distance and speed of objects in front of your vehicle. If the system detects an impending collision, you are alerted. If the system does not detect the driver taking defensive action to avoid the collision, the system will automatically begin braking.
GPS-Linked Climate Control is one component of Acura’s Automatic Climate Control feature. With the assistance of a sensor, this feature can detect the sun’s location and intensity. That information is then used to ensure the front and rear cabin spaces maintain their preset temperatures.
This is only a fraction of what the 2018 Acura lineup has to offer. Visit your local Acura dealership if you have any questions or would like to take a test drive.