Looking for a Great Used Acura?

January 11th, 2019 by

A blue used Acura ILX under a huge tree

Starting the search for the perfect used Acura can be confusing. There are so many great options to choose from, not to mention different trim levels and additional features some used Acuras come equipped with. Figuring out what your specific needs are in a vehicle is the first step, the second is understanding the differences between used Acura model types.

Unlike other car brands, Acura sticks to simple monikers to name their different vehicles. For example, the Acura ILX is a luxury compact car. Swap out the “I” for a “T” for the TLX and you’ve got a luxury midsize car, while the RLX is a large luxury car made by Acura. Acura’s RDX and MDX are luxury SUVs, one compact and the other midsize respectively.

Once you’ve figured out which model of used Acura you’re looking for, it’s a good idea to take a look at some different model years. Though you’ll be hard pressed to find a model year that doesn’t deliver exceptional style and performance, 2016 used Acuras are an especially popular model year because of their fuel efficiency, additional safety features, and price.

Let’s take a look at some different used Acura 2016 models:

The 2016 Acura ILX

This luxury compact car was given some fresh features in 2015. These included an updated powertrain as well as exterior styling. Used 2016 Acura ILXs are known for their nimble handling, being a comfortable ride on the road, and getting great gas mileage estimates with 25 MPG city and 36 MPG highway. Not only that, the 2016 Acura ILX received terrific safety scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and was named a Top Safety Pick by them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2016 Acura ILX an overall 5-star rating as well.

All 2016 ILXs come standard with rearview cameras while the premium package includes blind spot detection as well as a rear traffic alert feature. Other upgraded features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warnings, and road departure mitigation.

Besides being an excellent choice for keeping safe on the road, this model of used Acura has Front-Wheel Drive, can sit 5, and has 201 horsepower. The 2016 Acura ILX also has an above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 from J.D. Power. If you’re looking for a used small luxury car, this might be exactly what you’ve been waiting for.

The 2016 Acura TLX

The 2016 Acura TLX is a step up in size from the 2016 Acura ILX and first made its debut to the world stage in 2015. This luxury midsize car was ranked #10 for 2016 Luxury Midsize Cars by U.S. News and World report, an impartial analysis company providing researched reviews and recommendations. This car will keep you comfortable with its well-designed interior, feeling sporty with its crisp handling, and safe thanks to its good safety scores. The combination of athletic handling and quiet, roomy cabin will make you feel in total control no matter where you go!

In terms of fuel efficiency, the 2016 Acura TLX delivers. This car gets 21-24 MPG city and 31-35 MPG highway depending on whether you opt for the standard Front-Wheel Drive option or All-Wheel Drive. Compared with other rivals on the market, used Acura TLXs are a good value. Used models can be thousands of dollars less expensive than models from Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz.

When you’re shopping for a used Acura TLX, remember that there are three different trims to choose from, including the base TLX, TLX V6, and TLX V6 SH-AWD. You’ll be impressed with all the features the base model comes standard with, however. A used Acura TLX from 2016 comes standard with a 206-horsepower engine, all-wheel steering, a rearview camera for easy and safe backing up, keyless entry, push-button start, cruise control, dual-zone climate control for optimum comfort, heated front seats, a satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB and aux ports, a moonroof, and alloy wheels.

A silver 2016 used Acura RDX on a California road

The 2016 Acura RDX

If a crossover SUV is more your style, you’ll definitely want to check out the 2016 Acura RDX. These compact SUVs boast outstanding safety features and were ranked #7 in the 2016 Luxury Compact SUVs category by U.S. News and World Report, which is no mean feat in a market dominated by compact SUVs. There are many reasons that the public is so enamored with SUVs like the 2016 Acura RDX. Perhaps it’s how driving the 2016 Acura RDX makes the driver feel both in control of the road and adventurous. Its engine power and handling step up to make the RDX fun to drive and safe all at once.

This compact SUV seats 5 comfortably and gets between 19–20 MPG city and 28–29 MPG highway. Even with this excellent fuel efficiency, this used Acura doesn’t skimp on performance, offering 279 horsepower and coming in either standard Front-Wheel Drive or available All-Wheel Drive. The 2016 model was restructured to include a more powerful V6 engine to add to the SUV’s capability.

Like the ILX, the 2016 Acura RDX has one of the highest safety scores for its class. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named it a Top Safety Pick, which is the agency’s highest honor and makes the RDX stand out in a crowd. The 2016 Acura RDX also received a perfect 5-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you want a compact SUV that’s luxurious, fun to drive around, and that will keep you and your family safe, check out the 2016 RDX.

The 2016 Acura MDX

The last used Acura that we’ll take a look at is the 2016 Acura MDX. We think this midsize luxury SUV outperforms the competition with its remarkable safety ratings, overall cost to own, and excellent gas mileage. The 2016 Acura MDX even won U.S. News and World Report’s award for Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money in 2016. The 2016 Acura MDX offers nimble handling for an SUV, along with a winning combination of robust power and good fuel economy. Comfortably seating 7 people, this luxury midsize SUV features sharper handling than rivals in its class as well as a strong V6 engine. A nine-speed automatic transmission and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system were both new with the 2016 model of the MDX.

The 2016 Acura MDX gets a whopping 18–20 MPG city and 26–27 MPG highway, which is incredible for an SUV of its size and horsepower of 290. You certainly won’t break the bank even as you navigate difficult weather or take the whole family for a road trip.

This used Acura comes in essentially one trim level. Modular packages can be added to customize the drivetrain, so make sure to keep that in mind when scouting out different used MDXs. Models with the Acura MDX’s Advanced package come with cool features like rear-seat DVD players, a 12-speaker audio system, heated leather seats, and lots of advanced safety features.

How to Choose Your Used Acura

When it comes to choosing the type of used Acura, think about what you and your family need. Do you need lots of seating? Is fuel efficiency important to you? Will you likely be traveling in unpredictable weather? What advanced safety features do you consider most important? These questions and many others can help you to narrow down your options. There is certainly a used Acura waiting out there with your name on it, making sure you have the information to conduct your search properly will help you find it faster.

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