10+ Exciting Features in the New and Improved 2016 Acura MDX

2016 Acura MDX

The 2016 Acura MDX, America’s best-selling luxury 3-row SUV, is here at the dealership! Acura has improved the MDX for the 2016 model year with multiple new features and technologies, including a more advanced powertrain, and an expanded model range. In other words, more MDX in the MDX!

Here are some of the standout improvements and options for 2016:

  1. All 2016 models are equipped with an advanced new 9-speed automatic transmission (66 lbs. lighter than the 6-speed automatic in the previous generation!)
  2. A push-button electronic gear selector
  3. 25% faster gear shifts that improve acceleration
  4. A new Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system with a twin-clutch design (19 lbs. lighter weight than before!)
  5. Torque-vectoring effectiveness has been improved to help elevate responsiveness, agility, and stability.
  6. Available AcuraWatch—Acura’s suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes the first application of Road Departure Mitigation and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  7. Both the 2016 MDX and MDX with Technology Package models can be equipped with AcuraWatch.
  8. The MDX with Advance Package comes standard with AcuraWatch.
  9. A frameless rearview mirror
  10. Siri Eyes Free voice recognition
  11. Tire Pressure Monitoring System fill assist that sounds an audible alert when the driver inflates the tire to the correct pressure.
  12. Upgrades, depending on trim, that include a Multi-View Angle Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, a bi-directional remote engine starter, idle stop and head up warning
  13. A total of 16 possible trims (16 trims for the 2016 model year, wink wink!)

There’s a reason this refined and sophisticated 7-passenger SUV has been a best-seller. Both customers and industry professionals alike have sung its praises:

“Everyone who has driven the MDX gave it glowing praise for everything — comfort, space, fuel economy, sportiness…” (Motortrend)

“It’s enjoyable on my way to work and at play with the seats full. It has good work/life balance as they say these days.” (Edmunds.com)

“Acura MDX continues to offer an attractive blend of content, comfort, and entertainment for the entire family – including the driver.” (The Car Connection)

Had fun driving my @acura #MDX around #Beaufort South Carolina this morning. I love this thing 🙂

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If you’d like a bit more information on the MDX and all of its features, check out Acura’s online e-brochure; or better yet, consider coming down to our dealership for a test drive! Feel free to contact us via Facebook or Twitter regarding any questions you have about the 2016 Acura MDX, or call our Acura sales department:

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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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The All-New 2013 Acura ILX
Gateway to the Acura Brand!

2013 Acura ILX

The all-new 2013 Acura ILX offers remarkable value for the money with robust feature content and premium appeal, so says Jeff Conrad, Vice President of Acura sales.  “The 2013 Acura ILX will serve as the gateway to the Acura brand.  At the leading edge of a new, sporty compact segment, the ILX delivers style, value, performance and connectivity to younger buyers looking to move into the luxury market.”  At a starting MSRP of $25,900, this completely redesigned model is just the thing for those in the market to upgrade, but with an eye toward reasonable investment.

Choice of Powertrain

The all-new Acura ILX offers a choice of three powertrain options, including Acura’s first-ever gasoline-electric hybrid!  The entry-level ILX is powered by a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine with 150 hp coupled with a Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission.  The next step up, a 2.4-liter engine includes the Premium Package and has 201 hp featuring a close-ratio, six-speed manual transmission.  The ILX Hybrid makes efficient use of a 1.5-liter inline engine and an Integrated Motor Assist® electric motor.  Paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the ILX 1.5L Hybrid has an EPA estimated combined fuel economy rating of 38 mpg!

As always, Acura offers a long list of standard features, multiple trim levels and excellent safety features.  In fact, the all-new 2013 Acura ILX joined the Acura line-up of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) top safety picks!

The Acura ILX is manufactured exclusively at the company’s state-of-the-art Greensburg, Indiana plant, one of only three plants worldwide to receive J.D. Power and Associates’ Platinum Award for outstanding product quality in 2011.

Fuel Economy

During this challenging economic recovery, fuel economy is one of the most important factors of the vehicle purchase decision.  We are proud to say that the 2013 Acura ILX 5-Speed AT with Premium Package is way ahead of the competition with fuel economy figures of City/Highway/Combined: 24/35/28.   Competitors include the 2012 Lexus IS 250 RWD and the 2013 Audi A3 2.0T Premium S-tronic.

Competitive Pricing and Warranty

The 2013 Acura ILX is competitively priced and represents a superb value for buyers.  The base price for the ILX 5-speed AT with Premium Package is $29,200, which is much lower than the comparably equipped competition:  Lexus ($36,715) and Audi ($34,745).  Acura’s Powertrain Warranty is 72 months, which is 24 months longer than Audi’s Powertrain Warranty, continuing to ensure a good value and investment for the Acura buyer.  ALG residual value for both 36 months and 60 months are higher for the ILX than its competition.

Additional Safety Features

The 2013 Acura ILX comes standard with a rearview camera, speed-sensing interval wipers and standard active head restraints to ensure safety during turning around, backing out of parking spots, during poor weather conditions and in the event of a crash.

Comfort and Convenience

The Acura ILX has higher passenger volume than the competitor vehicles.  Acura built this car with a very roomy interior, giving both driver and passenger maximum head, leg and shoulder room.

Test Driver Comments

“You can drive this car really hard and it doesn’t seem to bother it.  And it handles really nice.  I have a BMW and there’s no way it could take the turns the way this car just did.”

“This car rides so much smoother than mine.”

“I have long legs and so I sat in the back seat to check out the legroom – it was great!” 

“I felt comfortable and safe in that car.”

Professional Reviews

US News ranks the 2013 Acura ILX as part of the top 10 Upscale Small Cars, based on test drives and published reviews and their own analysis of reliability and safety data.

US News says:

“Regardless of the powertrain you select, there’s no need to upgrade to a higher trim for features like Bluetooth, a USB port and voice text messaging because all of these are standard on the ILX.”

Other Professional Reviews:

  • “The ILX would be best for a driver who doesn’t need to consistently haul people, but would work for families seeking an entry-level luxury sedan.”AutoWeek
  • “ILX bridges a gap of sorts between regular compact cars and the current crop of premium compacts…”Consumer Guide
  • “Overall: The 2.4-liter is tons of fun”USA Today
  • “If you’re in the market for an entry-level vehicle from a premium automaker, by all means have a look at the ILX… ” — Autoblog

Owner Reviews:

“I purchased the Acura ILX after owning a Jeep Grand Cherokee for seven years. I really wanted a new JGC Overland, but decided it made more economic sense to look for a comfortable 60 miles/day commuter that would still give the feeling I was driving a solid entry level luxury car with most of todays tech features. The ILX has a very well engineered interior that seems well above the luxury level of a Civic or other lower end cars and in line with most other cars up to about 40K. It is a very pleasant place to relax while commuting a couple of hours a day. With a low 30’s budget I compared against the Audi A3, VW GTI, Lexus 250H, and Subaru Outback and decided this was the best choice.”

“The car handles extremely well, road noise is pretty low and the interior is one of the most comfortable and aesthetically appealing of any car I have owned.”

“I love this car. Gas mileage, suspension, and stereo are great. Bluetooth integration and Pandora integration work perfectly. Suspension and noise cancellation work amazingly well. Although it looks small, it has plenty of room and has always been big enough. Gas mileage has been from 42 to 45 without really trying.”


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