Acura’s Focus Falls a Little Outside the Norm, and That’s Okay
What in the world is Acura doing? Every automaker under the sun is pushing out SUVs like it’s all they know how to do, and here’s Acura with its current lineup that includes two sedans, two crossovers, and a supercar known as the NSX. Another SUV is on the cards, right? Wrong – Acura just revealed the all-new Integra, and it’s planning to focus on that for a while. Even better yet, the rest of the world is focused on shifting to EVs and Acura has little concern. There’s a new one coming in 2024, but we don’t know anything about it, and at this point, it seems Acura might not either. Acura’s strategy here is a little weird, and the future is certainly going to be interesting, and Acura’s plan for the Integra is, well, unexpected.
The 2023 Acura Integra Specs, Revealed
2022 Acura MDX
Acura has a record of selling over 20 million examples of the MDX in the U.S., and we think that the new fourth-generation MDX will make the numbers go up crazy fast. This is because the MDX is all-new for the 2022 model year and has a lot going on. Acura made sure to offer the Type S variant for you performance lovers with a new turbo V-6 engine.
The First Step To Owning The 2023 Acura Integra Starts Next Month
The new 2023 Acura Integra has been controversial, to say the least. Not everyone was happy with the way it looked, and this was made even worse when the interior of an Integra Prototype was leaked just a month ago. However, if you’re one of those who are looking forward to owning the reincarnated Integra, then the magic date is March 10, 2022.
Someone Actually Paid More Than $112,000 For A 2000 Acura Integra Type R
The Acura Integra Type R is one of the most iconic and best-handling front-wheel drive (FWD) sports coupes in history. Back when it was still being produced, it has a base price of $23,500. Just recently, however, someone decided that the compact sports coupe is worth more than four times that.
2023 Acura Integra’s Interior Has Been Leaked, And You’ll Probably Be Disappointed
When the 2023 Acura Integra was unveiled last November, a lot of car enthusiasts were disappointed with how it looked. The fastback styling and four-door configuration did not resonate well with fans, since most of them tend to remember the two-door coupe version. Yet since then, we still haven’t been able to see what the interior looks like, until now.
2022 Acura MDX Type S Arrives At Dealerships In Time For Christmas
The new Acura MDX Type S establishes a few highlights for the automaker: the MDX is the first Acura SUV to wear a Type S badge, but it is also the most powerful, best-handling, and most lavishly equipped Acura SUV ever.
The 2022 MDX Type S will arrive at dealers just a few days before Christmas, so, if you have $66,700 there’s an idea for a present!
Drag Race: Acura TLX Type S Vs Infiniti Q50 Red Sport
When it comes to Japanese performance sedans, the new Acura TLX Type S has been the talk of talks lately. It debuted on 23 June 2021 and, despite its transversely-mounted engine, it promises an engaging driving experience, combined with perfect daily usability. But how will it fare against another Japanese performance sedan? The YouTube channel Sam CarLegion gives an answer by pitting the Type S against an Infiniti Q50 Red Sport.
The Acura Integra Could Return to Racing
Acura just revealed the new 2023 Integra, marking the name’s return to the market in nearly two decades (2006, to be specific), but what happens next? Well, if Acura has its way, it’ll be putting the Integra back on the racetrack yet again, but it’s not entirely up to Acura, and we’re talking about cross-company politics here.
The Reincarnated 2023 Acura Integra Prototype Revealed With Fastback Styling And Forced Induction
Acura has been hyping the new Integra for a few months now. It all started in August this year when the automaker officially announced that the moniker is making a comeback. The next month, we got to know that it will be a full-blown hatchback with fastback styling. And, finally, coming up with a kickass trailer announcing that the new Integra will feature a six-speed manual gearbox.
Fast forward to the present day, Acura has revealed the 2023 Integra prototype. It is a near-production version and we don’t expect any major changes to be made to the real deal. Unfortunately, the company didn’t give out a lot of details, but we at least know what it looks like.
Acura’s Upcoming MDX Type S Comes at a Very Steep Cost
The MDX has always been a solid yet unpopular option in the booming SUV market ever since it launched. Even though it is decent to look at, decent to drive, and more than competitive with its rivals from Lexus and the Germans. So, is making a sporty version going to change anything, and is it diluting the Type S name? Acura just gave us some extra details on exclusive features, release times, and more on the new MDX Type S, and it’s time that we find out.
Drag Race: How Will The Genesis GV70 Fare Against An Audi SQ5 And A Tuned Acura RDX?
Ever since Genesis was established as a luxury performance brand, we wondered how it would fare against its more established competitors. Today’s drag race, by YouTube channel Sam CarLegion shows us just that, as it pits the Genesis GV70 against an Audi SQ5 and an Acura RDX with a tune. This is how things went down.
2022 Acura ILX
Since the 2013 model year, the ILX has come a long way without the need of introducing a new generation. But the 2022 model year is just as same as the2019 facelift which makes no sense. However, it is the cheapest Acura to wear its expensive badging and in our opinion, it is still a good-looking car. So what might be the things that could have been better?
The Nostalgia Lingers As Acura Exposes The New Integra Piece by Piece
As you already know, The Acura Integra is making a comeback. And based on the very first teaser, we know it’ll feature a unique blend of Civic Type R, Acura NSX, and typical Acura DNA. More recently we learned that it’s going to be a real-life hatchback as the universe intended, but outside of this, the bulk of what makes up the new Acura Integra is a bit of a mystery. Now, thanks to Acura’s most recent teaser (and tribute to previous models, including the RSX) we know it’ll feature a six-speed manual transmission, again, as the universe intended.
2021 Acura TLX
The second-generation Acura TLX has launched, and with it comes a plethora of exterior and interior upgrades along with a few upgraded features. It rides on an all-new platform and now competes with the Germans like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3-Series, and the Audi A5 while it is priced the lowest among them at $38,545. Is it the best you can buy in this budget? Let’s find out.
2022 Acura RDX
Acura boasting the RDX with its “best-selling SUV” title in its segment since 2006 is no hoax. The RDX is a fun-to-drive compact SUV that got better with time and the same holds true for the 2022 model year. The new RDX is promised to have updated looks and better cabin insulation for an undisturbed and calm driving experience. Along with that, Acura has added a few standard functions like the addition of Amazon Alexa with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Is it as exciting as the brand is highlighting it to be? A full preview of the beast is presented below.
The 2023 Acura Integra Is the Full-Scale Hatchback It’s Meant to Be
What Engines Can We Expect In The 2023 Acura Integra?
By now, it’s obvious that Japanese carmakers are resurrecting some of their most iconic names from the past. Currently, we have the Toyota GR Supra, and the recently unveiled Nissan Z. Not too long ago, Acura CEO and Vice president, Jon Ikeda, confirmed that Acura Integra is also making a return as a 2023 model. With this in mind, many are wondering what engines it will come with. Here are the most likely engine options we could get..
A Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Takes on the Acura NSX in a Quarter-Mile Drag Races
Here’s What The 2023 Acura Integra Needs To Have When It Debuts
Japanese automakers are on a roll and we already know what the next car to make a return is. Acura already confirmed that it’s bringing back the Integra sometime in 2022 as a 2023 model. Although the name has achieved iconic status, the competition is tough, especially when it comes to revived Japanese names. With this in mind, here’s what the new Integra needs to have in order to be a proper contender.
The First 2022 Acura NSX Type S Sold For A Whopping $1.1 Million At An Auction
2022 Acura NSX Type S – A Sportier NSX With 600 Horses And A Starting Price Tag Of Over $170,000
Earlier this month, Acura announced it will retire the NSX. But, the car will receive a grand farewell before fading away into oblivion. The automaker said that the NXS will receive the sportier Type S treatment. Unveiled at the 2021 Monterey Car Week, the NSX Type S comes with a power bump and some aesthetic upgrades inside and out. It will be limited to only 350 examples and 300 of these are slated for the U.S. Acura has priced this at $169,500.
It’s Official: Acura Is Bringing Back The Integra In 2022
If you are among the people who were hoping for a new Acura Integra Type-R, today is your lucky day. Acura just announced the revival of one of their most iconic names – the Integra. They did so in a press release, on August 13th, and there’s even a teaser on Acura’s Instagram page, giving us a glimpse of the sports car.
Body Styles Offered by Acura
At one time, Acura even offered the TSX Wagon, but today Acura only offers sedans and SUVs. As of February 2022, Acura offers two SUVs, two sedans, and the Acura NSX Type S which is more of a supercar than a traditional coupe. The Acura Integra will be launched soon, but it’s based on the Civic Type R, so it will be the only four-door hatchback in the lineup.
The Acura ILX serves as the brand’s entry level vehicle and is a premium sport compact sedan. As a low-cost option in the premium segment, the ILX brings Acura’s classic exterior design with a base interior that’s not that bad for something on the southern side of $30,000. Standard features include LED headlights, leatherette upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a fairly decent six-speaker audio system. There’s also a healthy suite of standard safety features. Power comes from a 2.4-liter, naturally aspirated, inline-four that puts out 201 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, which is good enough for a 6.6-second sprint to 60 mph. The Acura ILX isn’t a driver’s car, but it’s a great and comfortable cruiser with plenty of creature comforts.
Acura bills the TLX as a premium sport sedan, and it was just updated for the 2021 model year with extremely sport looks, new safety features, and a very nice list of standard features and safety equipment. The TLX is offered in base form with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, inline-four that’s good for 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. AWD is also available, but if you move up the trim range to the Type S, you can have a turbocharged, 3.0-liter, inline-six that’s good for 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The TLX is definitely more of a driver’s car than the ILX, but you are limited to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The TLX will get you to 60 mph in 4.9-5.9 seconds depending on its configuration and has a starting price of $37,700 as of February 2022.
The Acura RDX is the brand’s entry-level SUV, and it’s one of the best-selling SUVs in its segment. Updated for the 2022 model year, the RDX features Acura’s latest design language, and is sportier than ever. Even the base RDX comes with a fine list of standard features that range from 19-inch wheels to heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, and even a 10.2-inch central display with a touchpad controller along with a Wi-Fi hotspot. It comes complete with no less than seven driver assistance features and is quite a bargain for its starting price of just $40,010. The RDX is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four that’s paired to Acura’s 10-speed automatic transmission and sends power to the front wheels. You can opt for Acura’s SH-AWD system if you pay a bit extra. Total output is pegged at 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, which is good enough for AWD-equipped models to make a 6.6-second sprint to 60 mph.
The Acura MDX is all-new for 2022 and even rides on a new light platform that was designed with a performance-oriented MDX Type S in mind. The MDX now features a cabin that could put other premium offerings from brands like BMW, Audi, and Mercedes to shame. Under the hood looks a 3.5-liter, direct-injected, V-6 that produces 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. FWD is, of course, standard but you can opt for Acura’s SH-AWD all-wheel-drive system. The MDX Type S comes complete with a new 3.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-6 with 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. AWD is standard on this model, and 60 mph is achieved in less than six seconds.
For 2022, Acura’s halo car is the NSX Type S – the sportiest version of the NSX yet with a price tag that comes in at over $169,500. This is the NSX’s last year on the market, and the Type S is limited to just 350 examples, 300 of which are destined for the United States. The NSX Type S is powered by the familiar 3.5-liter, twin-turbo, V-6, but it’s tuned to deliver 600 horsepower and 492 pound-feet of torque. Whether or not Acura will launch a successor to the NSX, remains to be seen, but there’s a good chance any successor will be electric.
Price of Acura Models in 2022
|Acura ILX||2.4-liter inline-four||201 HP \ 180 LB-FT||$27,300 - $31,300|
|Acura TLX||2.0-liter turbo inline-four||272 HP \ 280 LB-FT||$37,700 - $53.600|
|Acura NSX||3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6||600 HP \ 492 LB-FT||$169,500|
|Acura RDX||2.0-liter inline-four||272 HP \ 280 LB-FT||$40,100 - $52,100|
|Acura MDX||3.5-liter V-6||355 HP \ 354 LB-FT||$48,000 - $72,050|
What to Consider Before Buying an Acura
Acura is considered a premium brand and while the base trim of each model in the lineup comes off as very affordable for its segment, the range-topping models do creep well into that “premium price zone.” Acura’s are known for having the typical Honda reliability, but the company is currently in the process of revamping its lineup, so if you want the latest and greatest, your options will be limited for now. Acura does consider itself a performance brand, however, it’s transitioning from thinking more like a luxury brand, so cars like the ILX, for example, still drive and ride more like a luxury vehicle than a performance car. Acura’s main competitors are Lexus and Infiniti, so be sure to test drive something in your price range from all three models to make sure you get the right car for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Makes Acura
Acura is the performance arm of Honda, which means all Acuras feature similar technology, components, and engines.
Who Owns Acura
Acura is owned by Honda Motor Company and was founded on March 27, 1986. Acura’s current headquarters is in Minato City, Tokyo, Japan.
Where is Acura Made?
Acura is a Japanese company, but most Acuras – including the TLX, ILX, RDX, and MDX – are made in Ohio. Acura’s Marysville, Ohio plant is the biggest plant with the largest production capacity in the state, however, there are also plants in Annam East Liberty and Russel’s Point Ohio.
How Much is an Acura NSX?
The Acura NSX starts out at $169,900 as of February 2022 but can be equipped with nearly $10,000 worth of options.
Where is Acura From?
Acura is a Japanese company, but most U.S. Market Acuras are made in Ohio
How to Change Battery in Acura Key Fob?
To change the battery in your Acura key fob, press the tab and slide the valet key from the bottom of the fob. Pres the key between the case and the little round, then twist gently to separate the two sides of the case. Pop the battery out of its holder and replace it with a new CR2032 battery. Snap the case back together and them insert the valet key to complete the process.