Top 7 Standout Features of the New 2016 Acura ILX

2016 Acura ILX

The new 2016 Acura ILX is now at Tischer Acura! The Acura ILX was first introduced with the intention of being an affordable sport sedan that serves as a gateway to the luxurious Acura lineup. For the 2016 model year, Acura continues to deliver on that promise while adding a host of improvements to the ILX, including upgraded styling, powertrain, technology, refinement and safety features. Here are some exciting new features for the 2016 Acura ILX:

1. New high-performance 2.4-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC engine with 8-speed DCT—The new ILX engine is paired to an 8-speed dual clutch transmission with torque converter and paddle-controlled sequential sport shift making this ILX transmission the most advanced transmission in its competitive set. This enables fast yet smooth shifting, outstanding response and sport handling, as well as top-class fuel efficiency with an EPA rating of 25/36/29 mpg city/highway/combined.

2. Numerous styling upgrades—The new ILX features restyled front and rear fasciae, front grille and rear LED combination lights, restyled 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, upgraded interior materials, and optional upsized wheels and tires. All ILX models are equipped with Acura’s signature Jewel Eye LED headlights. The ILX body and chassis have engineering changes that enhance collision safety performance, body rigidity, and handling performance.

3. Cabin quietness—Cabin quietness is improved in the ILX by additional noise-insulating materials, thicker front door glass, noise-attuning wheels, and the additional Active Noise Control technology.

4. Expanded trim options—The 2016 ILX offers an expanded range of trim and option packages. Customers can choose the standard ILX, the ILX with Premium package, or the ILX Tech Plus package.

5. An all-new A-SPEC package—In addition to the above-mentioned packages, ILX buyers have the additional option of choosing the all-new A-SPEC package which is available with Premium and Tech Plus packages. The A-SPEC package adds sporty side grill garnishes, a trunk spoiler, front fog lights, new 18-inch, 10-spoke machine alloy wheels, and several unique interior appearance touches such as an exclusive Premium Black interior color scheme with perforated black Lux Suede seat inserts, red instrument illumination, gray interior stitching and aluminum brake and throttle pedals.

6. Enhanced connectivity—The 2016 model year ILX features the next generation of AcuraLink, Acura’s cloud-based connected car system, as well as standard Bluetooth HandsFree Link, Pandora Internet radio interface, and SMS text messaging function. Technology Plus grades can be equipped with the Acura Navigation System with 3D view, featuring AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting. Additional connectivity options include:

  • New blind spot information
  • New cross traffic monitor
  • New HD Radio and Aha
  • New Siri Eyes Free
  • SiriusXM Radio including the new Advanced Audio feature set (subscription required)
  • New AcuraWatch

7. All models can now be equipped with AcuraWatch—AcuraWatch is the suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, the most advanced system of its kind in the competitive set. AcuraWatch includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Lane Departure Warning, Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, Road Departure Mitigation, and the Collision Mitigation Braking System (including Forward Collision Warning) with sensor fusion technology that enables new capabilities including pedestrian sensing.

If you’re interested in taking the stepping stone to buying your first luxury vehicle, the 2016 Acura ILX is a fantastic model to consider. With all of its modern styling, technology, and safety features that today’s drivers have come to expect from a luxury vehicle, you can’t go wrong! For a more dynamic display of the 2016 ILX, check out this online interactive brochure. Feel free to reach out to us about the 2016 ILX on Facebook or Twitter, or come down to test drive the ILX for yourself.

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Revealed: The All-New 2016 Nissan Titan and Next Generation Acura NSX Supercar!

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What a thrilling time it was last week during the 2015 North American International Auto Show! Among the many exciting revelations, we were so pumped up seeing the 2016 Nissan Titan and next generation Acura NSX. You can relive the reveals of each model on the Acura news and Nissan news websites or watch the videos at the end of this post. We’ve rounded up a few details for you on each model, so check them out.

2016 Nissan Titan XD

  • The new Titan XD is the first of the new generation of Nissan Titan models.
  • The new Titan was designed as a “powerful precision tool” with the concept of having a “work-place warrior” ready to haul, pull, tow and tackle, yet also is intended to deliver style and comfort for everyday use.
  • The Titan XD provides more effortless towing and hauling than its larger, more expensive heavy-duty competitor’s trucks – yet has the fuel-efficiency and affordability of half-ton pickups.
  • Powered by a new Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 horsepower and hefty 555 lb-ft of torque, the 2016 Titan XD will offer an available maximum towing capacity of more than 12,000 pounds (when properly equipped).
  • Titan’s industry-first Utili-track™ Bed Channel System continues with the new design.
  • Available exterior and interior convenience features on the all-new Titan include RearVew Monitor with Trailer Guides, Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD) and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation – including checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights from outside the vehicle—Blind Spot Warning (BSW), front and rear sonar system, and front and rear NASA-inspired zero gravity seats.
  • The new Titan XD Crew Cab is the first of three cab configurations, two frame sizes, three powertrain offerings and five grade levels to be available later in the Nissan Titan lineup. (More information on the full lineup will be available at a later date.)
  • Along with the Titan Crew Cab shown in the Detroit preview, the new Titan will be available in King Cab and standard cab versions and with 4×4 and 4×2 drivetrains. Future engine options will include a new gasoline V8 and an advanced gasoline V6.
  • The Titan XD is projected to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in late 2015.

If you’re a truck-lover, be sure to check out the infographics below which highlight exterior and interior details of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD.

2016 Nissan Titan XD Infographic - Back 2016 Nissan Titan XD Infographic - Front 2016 Nissan Titan XD Infographic - Interior

Next Generation Acura NSX

  • The new NSX was specifically created to bring a “new sports experience” to the supercar segment.
  • The NSX features an all-new power unit—a twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC V6 engine with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) and three-electric motor Sport Hybrid system—integrated with an ultra-rigid and lightweight multi-material body with world’s-first material applications and manufacturing processes.
  • The next-generation NSX will leverage its state-of-the-art hybrid supercar power unit, body and chassis to deliver exceptionally intuitive and immediate response to driver inputs.
  • A “Human Support Cockpit” design concept inspired by the original NSX provides exceptional driver control, visibility and packaging, but is further advanced to meet the extreme performance expectations of a modern supercar.
  • The NSX interior boasts exceptional forward visibility, simple and intuitive controls, and class-leading ergonomics.
  • The NSX’s instrument cluster features a dynamic TFT display that responds to changes in the driver-selectable Integrated Dynamics System with pertinent graphics and information.
  • Acura engineers coupled the company’s expertise both with high-performance engine and hybrid electric-drive technologies, with its two decades of experience with industry-leading dynamic torque-vectoring technologies, including Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), to create the most sophisticated, technologically advanced and intelligent powertrain in the supercar universe.
  • The NSX has undergone extensive testing at some of the world’s most challenging race circuits, including the famed Nurburgring.
  • The NSX features an “Advanced Sports Package” with placement of key powertrain components which gives the NSX, along with its lightweight body, the lowest center of gravity in its class.
  • Handling is greatly enhanced by Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD), enabling lightning-quick response to all driver inputs—steering, braking and throttle—along with the stability, control and launch performance of all-wheel drive.
  • The NSX’s dial-operated Integrated Dynamic System features Quiet, Sport, Sport+ and Track modes.
  • The NSX also features a “launch” function to achieve the ultimate in “zero delay” launch performance, aided by both the engine and three electric motors.
  • Acura will begin accepting custom orders for the new NSX starting in the summer, with customer deliveries expected later in the year.

Speed-demons and supercar enthusiasts, your time has come indeed!

It can’t be denied that these two models are raising the bar for 2015. Now that you’ve read and seen some of the highlights before these cars hit the market, what do you think? Share your feedback on the NSX or Titan with us on Facebook or Twitter. We’re happy to keep the conversation going about the latest car buzz!

Are You Missing Out on AcuraLink® The Next Generation?

AcuraLink® The Next Generation

The latest iteration of AcuraLink® is pretty awesome! It’s available exclusively on select RLX and MDX vehicles beginning with the 2014 model year, and the TLX beginning with 2015. Despite the amazing convenience this service brings to your life as an Acura owner, we are always surprised to learn that some of our Acura customers haven’t yet started utilizing this service to its full potential. We must mention that the Standard Package is free for the first three years of ownership on every vehicle equipped with AcuraLink® The Next Generation. Allow us to give you a little overview of the latest AcuraLink® capabilities and all that you might be missing.

AcuraLink® Highlights:

  • Owners can access AcuraLink® in their vehicle as well as on mobile and desktop. No matter where you are, your AcuraLink® access is there!
  • Apps—the AcuraLink® The Next Generation audio systems work seamlessly with iOS® or Android™ devices using the AcuraLink® Streams app. Powered by Aha™, the Streams app delivers cloud-based media like podcasts, Internet radio stations, and even content from sites like Trip Advisor, Facebook and Twitter.
  • Navigation—your vehicle’s navigation system can access continuously updated local traffic data so that you have precise information on freeways and surface streets, allowing the system to calculate the best way around congestion. You can also send directions from your phone or computer to your vehicle. (This is a really nice feature to utilize for holiday travels!)
  • Remote access—lock your car doors, check your fuel and more from a remote location via phone or computer.
  • Messages/Alerts—Acura can send you notifications on the latest information about your vehicle.
  • Maintenance—notifications for when your vehicle needs service
  • Assistance—with the touch of a button, a concierge service is waiting to help you with just about anything, 24/7!
  • Owner’s Manual—your owner’s manual information can be digitally accessed in AcuraLink®. No more worries about old-fashioned booklets or papers (if paper clutter annoys you).

Not only does AcuraLink® make your life on-the-go easier, you are also more protected from a safety standpoint. Between maintenance alerts and having access to 24/7 online assistance, should you ever find yourself stranded or broken down, you won’t ever have to feel truly “alone.”

There are different packages and pricing options. You can upgrade at any time to a package that better suits your needs. You can view the packages and prices on the AcuraLink® The Next Generation website.

If you have more questions about AcuraLink® services, you can check out the AcuraLink® FAQ page. There’s a lot of useful information about setting up your account, upgrading your AcuraLink® package, linking more than one vehicle, and more.

For our Acura customers, and would-be Acura owners, please do not ever hesitate to ask us to help you with your AcuraLink®. We want you to be able to tap into the maximum potential of your vehicle, and we are happy to help you do just that.

For those of you who use AcuraLink®, what do you love about it? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook or Twitter.

If you would like to schedule a time to come to our dealership and check out the latest Acura models, feel free to call us at 866-906-1974. 866.906.1974

10 Need-to-Know Details about Acura’s HandsFreeLink®

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One of the best things about being a car owner in today’s day and age is the multitude of technological features and packages that are available. Not only do these features add convenience to your driving, but oftentimes also enhance your safety on the road.

For example, we all know talking on the phone (with your phone in-hand) or texting while driving are not only against the law, but these actions are also some of the leading causes of car injuries or fatalities. Fortunately for Acura owners, the Acura HandsFreeLink® system (HFL) is an available feature that will help you stay connected to your personal life without breaking any laws. Major plus!

If you are unfamiliar with the Acura HandsFreeLink® system, either because you have not yet taken advantage of this feature or because you don’t drive an Acura (yet…we dare say, heehee), here are some key points for you to know and consider:

Buttons1. The entire HandsFreeLink® system is controlled through two buttons (just two!) on the lower left of the steering wheel.

2. All HFL visual displays are shown through the Multi-Informational Display. Notification of incoming calls will HFLhome-multi-info-displayappear automatically and the display will inform you of any next steps to be taken when pairing phones, downloading contacts or other HFL procedures.

HFLhome-transfer-calls3. While conversing, you can transfer the call to or from HandsFreeLink® and your phone at any time without interrupting the conversation with a press of a button followed by saying the word “Transfer.”

4. A major advantage of HandsFreeLink® is that it works with a wide variety of popular cell phone models. If your cell phone is equipped with Bluetooth®, it is possible that it will work with the HandsFreeLink® system. You can find a list of compatible phones here.

FindPhoneIcon5. HFL can be paired with up to six different phones. Six—wow! (Only one phone can be in use with the system at a time.)

6. Depending on your Acura model/trim, phone model, and wireless service package, certain advanced features are available with the HFL system such as:

  • Call waiting
  • Manual dial tones (Ability to send tones such as pound or star through the HFL)
  • Data connection for AcuraLink™ diagnostics (Diagnostic info provides a deeper analysis of causes of any malfunction in any of the many systems in your vehicle.)
  • Phonebook import (Ability to transfer and store up to 1,000 names and 10,000 phone numbers in the phonebook located in your Navigation system from your cellular phonebook.)

acuralink diagnostics7. If you have access to AcuraLink™ diagnostics through the HFL system, the system can notify you via AcuraLink™ when you have service needs that are indicated by the remote diagnosis system.

8. While your car salesman can help you pair your Bluetooth® to your HFL system, you can also find easy walk-through instructions on the Acura website. You will need to choose your Acura model, phone type, and carrier, and then follow the tutorial based on that criteria.

9. If your phone is a Bluetooth® phone that supports Bluetooth® Audio, after pairing your phone with HFL, you can play your music through the vehicle’s audio system.

10. If you ever require assistance with your HFL system but cannot make it to your Acura dealership for help, you can conveniently contact Acura via email to speak with a customer service rep or call by phone: 888-528-7876.

As you can see, the HandsFreeLink® system certainly has its benefits, and as an Acura owner, we believe you deserve to have every convenience the Acura brand has to offer.

Does the HandsFreeLink® system sound like a feature you would enjoy? Leave your comments (or questions) below, or feel free to share your thoughts with us on Facebook or Twitter.

*images: Acura

Enter to Win An Acura Thrill Kit!

acura thrill kit

On the heels of the release of the exciting, all-new 2015 Acura TLX, Acura’s parent company, Honda, has launched a sweepstakes offering qualified entrants an opportunity to win an Acura Thrill Kit.

What is a Thrill Kit?

Why call it a “Thrill Kit?” Because that’s the tagline of the new TLX—“It’s that kind of thrill.” Much like the TLX through its new, modern design is meant to give drivers the latest thrill behind the wheel, these Thrill Kits have been uniquely curated to appeal to people’s personal thrills. Whether you are a sports enthusiast, love travel, enjoy the outdoors and nature photography (or photography in general), or are a die-hard foodie, there is something for everyone!

Types of Thrill Kits

There are a total of ten different Thrill Kits entrants can choose to win. And we must say that they look pretty darn cool! Participants for the Thrill Kit sweepstakes include ESPN, Amazon, Business Insider, CNN, Slate, Foodbeast, fashion creative Eugenie Grey, and photographers Travis Jensen, Ruben Hughes, and Lauren Randolph. You can read a description of each kit on our Thrill Kit contest webpage.

How to Enter

The cool thing about this Thrill Kit sweepstakes is that you don’t have to be a current customer or Acura customer. In fact, no purchase is necessary to enter! Simply go to our Thrill Kit webpage and enter. The entrance process is easy and over in five quick steps:

  1. Go to the website.
  2. Pick the Thrill Kit of your choice.
  3. Enter your information—name, address, phone number, and (optional) email address.
  4. Click the button that verifies you are at least 21 years of age and that you agree to the official rules.
  5. Hit the “Submit” button.

It’s that easy! And with the holiday season around the corner, this is a perfect opportunity to enter to win a free gift. The sweepstakes period kicked off on October 2, 2014 and runs until November 2, 2014. Make sure that you view the official rules on the website to learn how often you can enter and how the winners will be selected. We hope you enter the sweepstakes and join in on the fun. Good luck!

Acura Accessories That Will Keep Your Car Looking Luxe

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Acura drivers know that the Acura brand is the more luxurious line of cars from parent company Honda. Drivers that make an investment in an Acura like to keep their Acura looking new and sleek; they are used to a certain level of refinement in their cars. To help keep your Acura looking its best, there are a variety of Acura accessories owners should consider.

Why choose Acura accessories?

Accessories play a two-fold role:

  1. They protect your Acura from normal wear and tear, which in turn, keeps your Acura looking new.
  2. Added accessories can enhance the value of your Acura.

There are a number of places drivers can buy accessories for their vehicles. But, Acura drivers benefit when choosing Acura accessories because these accessories are specifically meant for Acura models. The quality of material, fit, and colors are better-suited for your Acura model than other run-of-the-mill accessories you could buy elsewhere.

Acura accessories:

We’ve picked out a handful of Acura accessories that are available on a range of models that will help protect your Acura from normal wear-and-tear, both for the outside and inside of your Acura. You can view any number of Acura accessories online for many model years, but for the purposes of this blog, we will stick to the 2014 model year as 2015 models are still rolling in.

Exterior accessories:

acura car cover
Car cover—washable, weather-resistant, breathable fabric that provides protection from the elements

acura nose mask
Nose mask—carbon fiber-look printed vinyl with soft felt liner helps guard front paint finish; no-mar fasteners and covered mounting hooks help protect finish and allow for easy installation

acura touch up paint
Touch-up paint—for covering up and retouching minor knicks and scrapes
Door edge film or door edge guards—adhesive protection for all four doors containing UV inhibitors to resist yellowing

acura body side molding
Body-side molding—the side panel extends out the farthest in order to protect your finish against door nicks and chips

acura rear bumper applique
Rear bumper applique or protector—clear urethane film helps protect the top surface of the rear bumper from scratches and scrapes; contains UV inhibitors to resist yellowing

acura splash guards
Splash guard set—high-quality constructed material remains durable at extreme temperatures; front and rear splash guards offer excellent protection; no-drill installation helps protect against corrosion

Interior accessories:

acura cargo net
Cargo net or cargo organizer—keeps cargo area and cargo items organized and clean; hammock-style design provides versatility and ease-of-use while flexible cord construction stretches to hold oddly-shaped items.

acura trunk mat
Trunk mat—thick, heavy-duty carpet backed with resilient rubber

acura trunk tray
Trunk tray (or trunk drawer)— tray with high sides to retain debris, organize small trunk items, and help keep the trunk clean

acura seat covers
Rear seat covers—removable and washable covers keep upholstery clean and protected from cargo, food and drink spills, pets, etc.

acura all season floor mats
All-season floor mats—keeps your Acura interior clean from dirt, sand, snow, etc., via long-wearing, washable rubber material

If there is any accessory you are interested in for your Acura vehicle, please do not hesitate to contact our Acura department. Any accessory we don’t have in stock we will happily order and install for you. We’d love to hear what accessory(ies) have caught your eye. Share your thoughts with us over on Facebook or Twitter; we look forward to hearing from you!

The All-New 2015 Acura TLX vs. The Competition

Acura TLX vs Competition

If you’ve been following our blog for a little while, you know that we’ve been talking about the new Acura TLX for a while now. A new car may be impressive when it stands alone, but there’s something to be said, a lot to be said in fact, for how it compares to other models in its segment. To that end, we want to use today’s post to compare the 2015 Acura TLX 9-spd AT to the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Base and the 2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i. We’re going to give you some of the most important highlights, but of course you can check out the full comparison in-depth on the Acura website.

Pricing and Warranty

When it comes to pricing and warranty specs, there a few “biggies” worth pointing out:

  • The Acura TLX has both a lower base MSRP and destination charge than the other two models.
  • Even when all three models are comparably equipped, the TLX is still the better price point.
  • All three models have the same basic warranty, but the TLX has a better powertrain warranty for both months and miles than the Infiniti or BMW models.

Comfort and Convenience

Here are the features these models have in common when it comes to comfort and convenience (except where noted):

  • Standard automatic climate control
  • Standard remote door unlock
  • Standard power windows and door locks
  • Steering-wheel-mounted cruise control
  • Tilting and telescopic steering column
  • Front adjustable seats
  • Power driver and passenger seats
  • Standard fold-down rear seatback (except for Infiniti)
  • Remote keyless access
  • Remote trunk release
  • Multi-function remotes
  • Push start ignition

Here is where the TLX has some advantages in making the vehicle more comfortable and/or convenient compared to the competition:

  • The TLX offers more driver-side memory adjustments than the BMW.
  • The TLX comes with a standard moonroof.
  • Unlike the Infiniti, the TLX has a standard universal garage door opener.
  • TLX_MultiViewRCamUnlike the BMW, the TLX has a standard rearview camera.
  • Unlike the Infiniti, the TLX offers dual adjustable seat height.
  • The TLX has standard heated front seats, which are not available in the Infiniti and just optional with the BMW.
  • The TLX offers standard access to satellite radio which is an option in the BMW. Also, surround sound, not available in the Infiniti and optional in the BMW, is standard for the TLX.
  • TLX_HeadlightsThe TLX trumps the BMW for standard LED headlights and the Infiniti for standard perimeter/exterior lighting activated via remote.
  • While all three models have storage features such as cargo area tiedown, seatback storage, and beverage holders, the TLX also has armrest storage.

Performance and Engineering

When it comes to performance and engineering, the mechanics of a vehicle can sometimes be a little more technical than customers care to know about. So again, here are some highlights.

All three models offer:

  • Automatic transmission
  • Front power ventilated disc and rear power disc brakes
  • Front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Power steering
  • Alloy wheels

The models vary in terms of liter size, front vs. rear wheel drive, valve configuration, direct injection vs. sequential electronic fuel injected, and turning diameter. However, the TLX has a few advantages:

  • The TLX is outfitted with a 6-cylinder engine compared to the 4-cylinder BMW. [find photo of TLX engine]
  • The TLX has both more horsepower and torque than the BMW.
  • Paddle shifters are standard on the TLX, but are optional on the BMW and not available for the Infiniti.
  • The TLX has standard hill start assist, which is not available for the Infiniti.
  • The TLX has bigger wheels than both competitors’ models (18 inches vs. 17 inches).

Safety

Safety is an area where car manufacturers don’t like to mess around, so it should be no surprise that these three models feature very similar safety features such as:

  • TLX_PerfBrakingAnti-lock brakes
  • Vehicle stability control
  • Traction control
  • Brake assistance
  • Placement and number of airbags
  • Active head restraints
  • Daytime running lights
  • Tire pressure monitor
  • Child-proof rear door locks
  • Vehicle theft deterrent system

The difference in this area is that the TLX and BMW also have a radio theft deterrent system, which is not available in the Infiniti.

Dimensions and Capacities

Finally, let’s get an overview of the size of these models. These models vary greatly in terms of the size of their wheelbase, height, curb weight, and maximum passenger volume. The only thing they seem to have in common in this department is that all three models offer seating for five.

Here’s where the TLX differs:

  • tlx exteriorThe TLX has both a greater length and width than both competitors’ models.
  • Both the front and rear tracks are bigger on the TLX.
  • While the ground clearance for the Infiniti is not listed, the TLX has a better ground clearance than the BMW.
  • In terms of maximum and total cargo volume, the TLX trumps the BMW.
  • The TLX has more fuel tank capacity than the BMW.
  • The TLX offers more front legroom and rear shoulder room than the BMW, and more front shoulder room than both the Infiniti and the BMW.

If the specs you’ve read about today for the 2015 Acura TLX sound like a good fit for your lifestyle needs and you’re in the market for a sports-sedan, we invite you to come down and check out the TLX for yourself. For your convenience, we’ve even made it possible for you to schedule a test drive simply by clicking on the button below.

2015 TLX test drive

What features in the TLX sound appealing to you? Do you have any questions about the TLX that we could answer for you? Please feel free to leave a comment or question, or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter.

The All-New 2015 Acura TLX Has Arrived at Tischer Auto! – Here are the Features You Need to Know

2015 Acura TLX

We at Tischer are very excited to announce the much-anticipated 2015 Acura TLX has finally arrived at our dealership. After several days of being able to check out this premier vehicle both inside and out, we’re more than thrilled with what we’ve seen. This model is already being hailed as “an attractive, technologically-advanced package that’s a compelling alternative to the segment stalwarts” by auto industry experts. Indeed, Acura set out to create a sports-sedan that would set an industry benchmark in the sports-sedan segment, and they have definitely accomplished that goal with the TLX! With a host of new features and technologies, and many returning exceptional Acura features, we think this latest model has something Acura enthusiasts will be thrilled with, too.

Here are some of the newest details, features, and technologies in the 2015 TLX you’ll want to know about:

  • The TLX is the successor to the TL.
  • The TLX is the newest member of Acura’s re-envisioned performance-luxury sedan lineup.
  • Acura’s mission with the TLX is “designed to deliver a unique and compelling blend of sports-sedan athleticism and premium (red-carpet) luxury refinement, while delivering on Acura’s ‘Synergy Between Man and Machine’ product direction – characterized by vehicles that perform ‘at the will of the driver’ with intuitive, exhilarating and confidence-inspiring driving dynamics.”
  • Available trims include the TLX, TLX V-6, and TLX SH-AWD with available Technology and/or Advanced packages.
  • 2015 TLX engineThe TLX features two new, high-output direct-injected i-VTEC engines and two advanced new transmissions including the world’s first Dual Clutch Transmission with torque converter.
  • The TLX features the latest versions of Acura’s precision-handling technologies.
  • 2015 TLX bodyThe TLX has an all-new body and chassis design featuring the next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure.
  • The TLX is built from advanced lightweight materials that reduce weight while maintaining performance and safety.
  • The TLX is the most dynamically advanced Acura ever.
  • All three trims carry a long list of standard and available features.
  • The TLX features tighter and sportier proportions than its TL predecessor: 3.7 inches shorter, and the front and rear overhand are shortened by 1.1 inches and 2.7 inches (respectively)
  • 2015 TLX interiorThe TLX has a new 60/40-split folding rear seatback and a new trunk design that has a wider and deeper opening, lower lift-over height, fully flat cargo floor, and two new optional under floor storage compartments—all of which lend to improved cargo capacity!
  • 2015 TLX technologyThe TLX offers the next-generation of AcuraLink® technology (Acura’s cloud-based and car-embedded connected car system) such as Siri Eyes-Free technology that when paired with a compatible iPhone, allows the driver to use the features of Siri using familiar voice commands.
  • 2015 TLX gear selectorThe TLX 3.5 liter V-6 trim has the all-new Electronic Gear Selector which utilizes an intuitive push-button array in place of a traditional gear lever.
  • The TLX SH-AWD trim has a model-exclusive idle-stop capability for improved fuel efficiency.
  • All TLX models incorporate the latest development of Acura’s Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) which allows drivers to customize their driving through four modes—ECON, Normal, Sport, and Sport+. (The Sport+ mode is a first for Acura!)
  • New camera and radar technologies are used in the TLX to advance Acura’s safety systems.
  • A new Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) system in the TLX (available in the Advance Package) uses the new camera and radar technology to recognize painted lines, Botts’ Dots, and Cat Eye markers to determine lane boundaries when driving.
  • New Motion-Adaptive Electronic Power Steering technology in the TLX assists with more precise driving and responsiveness.
  • To significantly reduce the intrusion of wind, road and engine noise into the cabin, air paths were reduced by a whopping 50% in the TLX (compared to the TL) via special attention and detail paid to TLX body sealing.
  • The TLX is the first Acura model to utilize acoustic spray foam.

That certainly is an impressive list of new technologies and Acura “firsts”! If you’d like more in-depth reports, Acura has provided extensive details on the 2015 TLX powertrain, body, chassis, and interior.

Don’t forget to check out the thrilling photos of the 2015 Acura TLX in this special e-brochure.

If you like what you’ve read and seen in the photos, we invite you to come down to the dealership and test drive the all-new 2015 TLX sports-sedan. We’re confident you’ll love the combination of sport handling and luxurious refinement!

2015 TLX test drive

RLX vs. BMW: Top 20 Reasons the Acura RLX is the Better Choice

Acura RLX vs BMW

We know when people are interested in buying a car, one of the first things they do is go online and do a Google search of car reviews. Well, did you know that you can go to the Acura website, choose an Acura model and a competitor model, and comparison data will be automatically generated for you? However, we’re going to make it all the more convenient for you—we’ve looked at the comparison report between the 2014 Acura RLX 6-speed AT and the 2014 BMW 5 Series 528i and we’ve picked out the top 20 highlights that distinguish the Acura RLX from the BMW.

The all-new 2014 RLX is Acura’s flagship luxury sedan; it’s one of Acura’s most technologically-equipped models to date. That being the case, the BMW trim we’re using as a comparison is a stiff competitor. Take one look at the comparison data and you will see the features of each model make them very close rivals. While we’re partial to the Acura brand, even we can admit the BMW brand has plenty of respect from the industry. However, there are several key details about the RLX that we know will make a big difference to drivers when it comes to considerations such as price, comfort, convenience, safety, power, and more.

Here are those not-to-be-overlooked features potential luxury sedan owners should know about:

  1. The RLX has a lower starting MSRP and destination charge.
  2. If the BMW was to come similarly standardly equipped as the RLX, the price difference for the BMW would be even higher! ($49,345 for the RLX and $61,125 for the BMW, respectively!)
  3. The RLX has higher ALG residual value after both 36 and 60 months of ownership.
  4. While both models carry the same basic warranty in terms of months and mileage, the RLX has a better, longer powertrain warranty (for both months and mileage).
  5. Rearview camera is standard on the RLX.
  6. Heated front seats are standard on the RLX.
  7. LED headlights are standard on the RLX.
  8. The RLX comes with standard satellite radio connection.
  9. The RLX offers standard surround sound.
  10. For extra storage, the RLX has a trunk pass-through.
  11. The RLX is a more powerful 6-cylinder engine (compared to 4 cylinders on the BMW).
  12. The RLX has both more horsepower and torque.
  13. The RLX is a 24-valve engine (compared to 16 on the BMW).
  14. Paddle shifters come standard on the RLX.
  15. The RLX is a slightly bigger luxury sedan compared to the BMW in both car length and width.
  16. The RLX offers slightly higher maximum and total cargo volume.
  17. There is more front and rear legroom in the RLX.
  18. There is more front and rear shoulder room in the RLX.
  19. The RLX includes a standard Accidental Avoidance System to help stop collisions.
  20. The RLX received a 5-star rating (vs. a 4-star rating on the BMW) from the NHTSA on the front passenger crash test.

We certainly encourage you to use this list as a starting point as you consider the RLX as a potential model for your lifestyle; but for a full comparison, be sure to check the details on the Acura website.

For more information on the 2014 Acura RLX, you can read our full overview here.

Finally, we realize research is only part of the decision-making process; a hands-on experience is part of the equation as well. If you’d like to test-drive the 2014 Acura RLX at our dealership, simply schedule an appointment at your convenience via the button below.

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We look forward to seeing you at Tischer Acura, and we’d love to assist you in finding the right vehicle that suits your lifestyle needs.

Why You Should Consider the Acura Advantage Program

2015 Acura TLX

The Acura world is abuzz with excitement! Already in production for a slated August release is the 2015 Acura TLX, Acura’s new performance luxury sedan. Just because this vehicle hasn’t hit the showroom floor yet doesn’t mean Acura lovers should be sitting idly by. On the contrary, we think this is the perfect time to consider the Acura Advantage Program.

Acura is confident drivers will love the new TLX! According to Acura,

“The all-new 2015 TLX delivers on its advertising tagline of “It’s that kind of thrill” combining incredible sports-sedan athleticism with premium luxury-sedan refinement. The new TLX is a technological powerhouse, featuring two advanced new powertrains and two next-generation Acura precision-handling technologies – Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) – all delivered in a sophisticated and dynamic new exterior package.”

To that end, Acura has made it beneficial for Acura and would-be Acura lovers to get in on the ground floor with the Acura Advantage Program. The Acura Advantage Program is a pre-sale program offering introductory lease and/or finance offers from Acura Financial services.

The terms of the pre-sale program require that customers order a 2015 TLX by September 2, 2014, and take delivery by October 31, 2014, in order to qualify for the following TLX Acura Advantage benefits:

  • TLX customers have the opportunity to take advantage of introductory lease and finance offers from Acura Financial Services, including a monthly lease payment of $299 for the 2.4-liter model and $349 for the 3.5-liter model for 36 months with a $2,499 down payment – or APR financing of 1.9% for 24-36 months or 2.9% for 37-60 months.
  • New clients and existing owners of a 2004 or newer Acura vehicle who commit with a Buyer’s Order from July 7, 2014 to September 2, 2014, and take delivery by October 31, 2014, are eligible for a $500 Personalization Allowance for Acura Genuine Accessories (at MSRP), with which they are able to choose from a list of 2015 TLX Accessories or a special Acura Accessory Value Package associated with the program.
  • Current Acura lessees may be eligible for a lease extension from Acura Financial Services of up to three months to allow for the arrival of an advance-purchased TLX.

You can get even more details about the program on the Tischer Acura website, and of course we encourage you to do so.

Because the 2015 TLX is still in production, there are few live photographs of this model. However, for those considering the TLX, there’s an awesome online e-brochure to peruse. There’s also a TLX-dedicated site on the Acura website that showcases interactive displays about some of the innovative all-new TLX features, such as the electric gear selector, On Demand Multi-Use Display™, and even some of the new TLX accessories.

We think the 2015 Acura TLX will truly be a luxury sedan that will both set a standard in its segment and make Acura drivers and enthusiasts determined to own this car. To that end, we encourage you to consider the Acura Advantage program to not only put you in the Acura of your dreams, but to help you to do so affordably.

You can reserve your TLX with us today! Simply click here:

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As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm, or, in this case, a brand-spanking-new TLX!

*header image courtesy of Acura