Teaser: New 2016 Models at Tischer Acura Nissan


The temperatures are warming up, the sun is out more hours of the day, and Spring is just around the corner. With the feeling of a “fresh start” in the air, what better time to tell you about the newest models at our dealership—some of which are already on the lot and some which are coming soon.

2016 Acura ILX

2016 Acura ILXWe are delighted to tell you about one of the newest models now on the showroom floor!  Introducing the all-new 2016 Acura ILX! According to Acura, the 2016 model year of the Acura ILX boasts more power, improved handling, more luxurious appointments and more youthful, sporty styling. The 2016 ILX also expands customer choice with three main grades – the standard ILX, the ILX with Premium Package, and the line-topping ILX Tech Plus Package, supplemented by the addition of the all-new AcuraWatch™ Plus and A-SPEC Packages. New highlights include:

  • A new 8-speed dual clutch transmission (8DCT) with torque converter and paddle-controlled Sequential Sport Shift. The new 8DCT is the most advanced transmission in its competitive set.
  • More distinctive front end highlighted by piercing Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, a new grille design, and more aggressive lower fascia.
  • A restyled rear end offers new LED combination lights and lower fascia enhancements.
  • New 10-spoke 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
  • The available ILX A-SPEC Package enhances the performance look even more by adding sporty side sill garnishes, a trunk spoiler, front fog lights, new 18-inch 10-spoke machined alloy wheels, and several unique interior appearance touches.  The exclusive Premium Black interior color scheme includes a black headliner, perforated black Lux Suede® seat inserts, red instrument illumination, exclusive gray interior stitching and aluminum brake and throttle pedals.
  • Additional noise-insulating materials, thicker front door glass, noise-attenuating wheels, and the adoption of Active Noise Control technology.
  • The ILX Tech Plus features the next generation of AcuraLink®, Acura’s cloud-based connected-car system.
  • The 2016 ILX is newly available with the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, the most advanced system of its kind in the competitive set.

We know that you’ll want to check out the 2016 ILX at Tischer.

2016 Acura MDX

2016 Acura MDXDid you know that Acura’s MDX is America’s best-selling three-row luxury SUV?  For the 2016 model year, the MDX is back with multiple new features and technologies, a more advanced powertrain and an expanded model range. Some highlights of the new MDX include:

  • an advanced new 9-speed automatic transmission (all trims)
  • a push-button electronic gear selector that frees up room above the center console (all trims)
  • a new Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system with a twin-clutch design that delivers enhanced torque transfer and handling capabilities (all trims)
  • The 2016 MDX and MDX with Technology Package models can now be equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes the first application of Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor to the MDX model line. The MDX with Advance Package comes standard with AcuraWatch™.

Check out the 2016 Acura MDX at Tischer.

Coming Soon

As the spring season gets underway, we have a great many more models coming soon. In addition to the Acura models mentioned above, luxury car buyers should expect to see the 2016 RLX and RDX arriving soon.

2016 Nissan Titan XDWe are excited to reveal that the arrival of the all-new Titan XD at our dealership will be in the near future.  According to Nissan, “The new TITAN XD, the first of the new generation of Nissan TITAN models, creates a new segment of the American market. It offers the effortless towing and hauling of the larger, more expensive heavy-duty trucks – yet has the fuel-efficiency and affordability of half-ton pickups.”

Finally, the much-anticipated, next generation 2016 Nissan Maxima, which is the one that was seen in this year’s Superbowl commercial (see below), will be arriving. The 2016 Nissan Maxima, the brand’s flagship product and signature “4-Door Sports Car,” will make its official world debut at the New York International Auto Show in April.

If you want to stay in-the-know when these models are in our showroom, be sure to follow updates on our Facebook Page and Twitter stream. Also, you can check our inventory online or give us a call. All the information you will need can be found on our website.

Our Top-Selling Acura and Nissan Models from 2014

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What were our top-selling Acura and Nissan models this past year? In other words, which models were our customers’ vehicles-of-choice?

For today’s post, members of our team, Angela and Noah, both chimed in with their feedback. Angela works from the Nissan side of Tischer Acura Nissan, and Noah is a member of our Acura team. Here’s what they had to say.
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Top-selling Nissan models:

Nissan RogueNissan Rogue

The all-new Nissan Rogue has been a hot-seller (not to be confused with the previous generation model, now dubbed the Rogue Select). Angela attributes the success of the Rogue due to its modern redesign which includes “LED diamond cut running headlights, chrome accents (window seals), new crossover body design and gas mileage of 26 city/33 highway.” Angela also notes the elegant interior styling of the Rogue which includes Around View Monitor and panorama roof—“Skylight Views for all passengers!”—as well as the Divide-N-Hide© cargo system with 18 configurations and Rogue’s 20/40/60 split seats.

Check out the Nissan Rogue.

Nissan-AltimaNissan Altima

The Altima has been a Nissan best-seller for some time, and that certainly has been the case with Tischer customers as well. Several features our customers love about the Altima, according to Angela, are the “interior piano elegance design, sleek exterior design, very peppy 4-cylinder engine, voice activation, NissanConnect with Apps, Nissan Technology Package (navigation, safety shields, blind side warning, lane departure warning, moving object detection), and the excellent fuel efficiency (27 mpg city/38 mpg highway).”

Check out the Nissan Altima

Nissan-JukeNissan Juke

Finally, Angela pointed out that one of the “up and coming” cars with 50% more sales this year is the 2014 Juke. According to Angela, “The more it’s seen, the more it’s loved.” Juke highlights that customers have responded favorably to include its innovative sports car crossover  compact design, the 1960’s headlamp design, bicycle-style console in red or silver, sports tune suspension, 4-cylinder turbo charge direct injection gasoline (DIG) technology engine, the unique I-Con Integrated Control System which displays and configures climate and drive modes, Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCH premium audio system with subwoofer, and a fuel economy of 25 mpg city/30 mpg highway.

Check out the Nissan Juke

Top-selling Acura models:

Acura-MDXAcura MDX

Acura’s top-seller is also one of our top-sellers. According to Acura, “Record sales in the first six months of 2014 have strengthened the third-generation MDX’s position as America’s best-selling three-row luxury SUV – not only in 2014, but of all time.” The Acura MDX made a splash onto the scene with a brand new redesign starting with the development of an all-new, more rigid and lightweight body and chassis, dropping more than 275 pounds versus the previous model and boasting major gains in body rigidity, aerodynamic efficiency and low running resistance. [link to blog post] Not only has the redesign of the MDX made it appealing to buyers, according to Noah, also its lighter weight has helped improve fuel economy and the latest generation of the MDX boasts “better  technological and safety features.”

Check out the Acura MDX

Acura RDXAcura RDX

For those customers that like the idea of the MDX, the Acura RDX has been another go-to seller for us. Noah attributes the success of RDX sales to it being “a smaller SUV that still has lots of versatility” as well as having an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) option. It’s worth noting that both the MDX and RDX are top-rated vehicles by Edmunds.com and have won the U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best Cars for the Money Awards in their respective categories.

Check out the Acura RDX

Acura ILXAcura ILX

The ILX is Acura’s gateway luxury sports sedan. Noah notes it’s a “great introductory model for car shoppers interested in a more luxurious car, has excellent fuel economy, and that the sportier look of the ILX is particularly popular with the younger generation looking to make a strong impression.” In fact, the ILX won the 2014 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value of the Year Award which is based on analysis of every new model sold in the United States and identifies those that have low total ownership costs and lower than expected costs over time when compared to similar models. With its high quality and well-appointed interior, ILX is smart, spacious and sporty. It offers numerous features important to luxury buyers, including a Keyless Access System with smart entry and push-button start, Pandora® interface and SMS text message function for easy connectivity, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, a power moonroof, heated front seats and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera.

Check out the Acura ILX

Acura TLXAcura TLX

Just like Angela chose an “up and coming” Nissan, Noah points out the car to watch on the Acura side is the all-new Acura TLX. Because it came to our dealership later in the year, it wasn’t a model that was available for most of 2014. Since its arrival, however, it has been HOT, HOT, HOT! We can’t blame our customers—the TLX is receiving rave reviews and accolades from industry experts, too. With features such as super handling all-wheel drive, precision all-wheel steering, four driving modes, electronic gear selector, and more, the Acura TLX is built to thrill. You can read our review about the TLX for full details.

Check out the Acura TLX

Yes, 2014 was a great year for Tischer and our customers alike. We’re looking forward to continuing our mission to help car buyers find a car that’s best-suited for their budget and lifestyle in 2015. If you’re in the market for a new car (or even certified pre-owned or used!), feel free to reach out to us on our website or through Facebook or Twitter. Thanks to Angela and Noah for lending their expertise.  All of us at Tischer Acura Nissan wish you a happy and healthy new year!

Choosing the Right Acura for Your Lifestyle

Choosing an Acura

Which Acura is right for you?

Acura offers an extensive line of vehicles to fit a number of different consumer needs. Whether you’re looking for a reliable family vehicle, a high-quality SUV or a luxury supercar, Acura’s line has something for everyone!

Entry-Level Luxury Vehicles:

The Acura ILX, TSX and TSX Sport Wagon are all great and affordable entry-level luxury vehicles. Whether you’re looking to get into you first luxury car or trying to save a little money, these are great introductory Acuras.

The ILX, which is geared toward younger car owners, is a compact sedan that debuted in the 2013 model year and is available in both base trim level and hybrid. The base model features a 150 horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 40 pound-feet of torque and a five-speed automatic transmission, while the hybrid model has a 1.5-liter four-cylinder working in concert with an electric motor for a total of 111 hp and 127 lb-ft. The latter employs a continuously-variable automatic transmission (CVT).

The TSX and TSX Sport Wagon, which are both a little larger, feature a 201-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC engine and comes standard with a 5-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission or with an optional 6-speed manual transmission. Buyers also have the option to upgrade to a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter VTEC V6 engine, which is only available with the Sequential SportShift automatic transmission.

Mid-level Luxury SUV Crossovers:

For consumers with families and kids looking for a little luxury, the RDX and the ZDX – Acura’s mid-level SUV Crossovers – are a perfect balance between performance and pleasure.

The RDX is a crossover for those looking to have the performance of a luxury vehicle with the space and cargo room of an SUV. Featuring a 273 horsepower, 3.5-liter VTEC V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, the also boasts a total of 71 cubic feet of interior space. The simple, lighter all-wheel-drive setup helps keep the RDX agile on the road.

The 300-horsepower ZDX is a vehicle that blurs the lines between sports coupe, sedan and SUV in a seamless fashion that provides the driver with the best features of all three. From the sleek silhouette to the powerful 3.7 liter VTEC V6 engine, this crossover sports an EPA-estimated 23-MPG highway rating and a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD®), 4-wheel independent suspension and torque-sensing variable power-assist steering all work in conjunction to make the ZDX one of the smoothest riding crossovers on the road today.

Top-of-the-Line Luxury:

Finally, for those looking for the best of the best in luxury from Acura, look no further than the all-new, reinvented RLX.

The 2014 RLX base model will feature a direct-injection 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine with variable cylinder management. The front-wheel-drive engine will boast a whopping 310-horsepower and 272-pound-feet of torque, while giving drivers an expected EPS fuel economy of 20 miles-per-gallon (MPG) city and 31 MPG highway. TheSport Hybrid model will feature the same 3.5-liter V6 engine, but will incorporate dual electric motors integrated into an all-wheel-drive system that will distribute additional power to both front and rear wheels. This Hybrid model is expected to boost horsepower to 370 and will have an estimated EPS fuel economy of 30 MPG city/highway.

Acura offers drivers both luxury and affordability, while providing a great line of vehicles that curtail to any need and budget. We know you will find the Acura that fit for you. We would be delighted to show you in person any or all of the vehicles mentioned above, or any of the rest in the Acura line.

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In the meantime, please share your questions, thoughts, and comments with us below. As always, we appreciate your feedback!

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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.”


We know that you’ll love the all-new 2013 Acura ILX as much as we do!  Why not schedule a test drive today?

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Hybrid Cars vs. Electric cars
Which one is right for me?

The Nissan LEAF & The Acura ILX

With the focus on renewable resources these days, the decision to buy a hybrid car or an electric car should be an informed one!  There are big differences between these types of vehicles – much more than between hybrids and non-hybrid cars.


First, let’s take a look at structural and mechanical differences.  Hybrid cars run on a combination of a gas or diesel engine and one or more electric drive motors.  These electric drive motors can power large or small engines and typically get more miles per gallon of gasoline or diesel (mpg) than non-hybrids.  The battery charges when braking or stopped while the ignition is still on; this is called regenerative charging.  Some manufacturers have guaranteed the batteries up to 100,000 miles.  They also have lower tailpipe emissions, producing approximately 90% less pollutants than non-hybrids.

On the other hand, electric cars are powered by an electric motor, with power stored in one or more batteries.  They need to be plugged into a power source, preferably a high voltage line for a quicker charge (2-3 hours).  They need no oil or gasoline, usually have no tailpipe and produce no emissions.


The driving range of your vehicle is definitely one of the most important to consider before purchasing.  If you are a commuter who drives less than 40 miles each way, an electric car may be a great solution to your gas usage/cost/planet conservation issues.  The range for most electric cars is 80-100 miles before needing a complete charge, and the charge takes approximately 6-8 hours to accomplish.  For families on-the-go within a small range of miles, electric cars are definitely the shape of the future.  As electric cars gain in popularity, networks of charging stations will be seen and used all over the country.  Currently, the west coast of the US leads in charging station availability.

Conversely, hybrid cars are repowered the same as any non-hybrid – at the gas station.  There is no set range of miles the hybrid car can go and no charging stations involved.


As above, most hybrid cars perform regenerative charging while they are running, so no charge is necessary.  On the other hand, electric cars need to be charged quite often.  Again, this depends on your usage – if you run the battery down completely every day, then you will be charging your vehicle overnight at your home and paying the lower electric rates.  It typically takes 6-8 hours to do a full charge of your electric car battery.  Out and about, electric cars may need a quick charge here and there and there are more and more networks of charging stations popping up all over the US.  However, electric car owners benefit from not needing gasoline or oil in their cars, so instead of watching your gas meter on the dashboard, you’ll be very conscious of how much battery power you have left!


Hybrid cars need to be maintained in virtually the same manner as non-hybrids.  The electric car, of course, has no oil and less moving parts – so there is less maintenance.  The batteries in both types of vehicle must be replaced.  The electric car batteries usually last 5-7 years depending on the owner’s charging habits.


Both types of vehicles have higher starting prices than their non-hybrid/non-electric counterparts.  There has been much said about whether the higher prices paid by buyers are really worth it.  Most articles are favorable as to achieving the buyer’s goals.  Most buyers of hybrid or electric cars usually have some pre-conceived goals in mind when they are ready to buy:  they want to spend less money on gas, they are environmentally conscious – so they want lower or no emissions, and they want to benefit from any federal and/or state incentives given for purchasing such cars.

Ultimately, the benefits achieved from your hybrid or electric car are tied to your usage, particularly for the electric car.  For example, what distance you drive, what speed you go, the amount of air conditioning or heat used, or even radio usage directly affects drain on the battery.  Trade-in or sale value on your hybrid or electric car depends on the length of time you plan to keep it.  As Hybrid-car.org states, “it is not abnormal for a hybrid car to run like new when it has 250,000 miles on it.”  The electric car, due to its small percentage of moving parts, can last beyond that and still run like new.

As with all new technology, prices on both types of vehicle are expected to come down as the technology becomes more widespread and available.  Also, tax credits are making both vehicles, but especially the electric car, more affordable.

Some last thoughts

  • Driving a hybrid car is the same experience as driving a non-hybrid car
  • Electric car considerations – commuters and family hops around town are best uses for an electric car
  • The electric car is a surprisingly quiet ride!

At Tischer, we carry both the brand new Acura ILX, which is Acura’s first Hybrid car, as well as Nissan’s electric car, the LEAF.

Click here to take Nissan’s brief questionnaire to determine whether an electric car would be a good fit for you!

If you’ve determined that the LEAF is a good fit for you, check out our blog on the 2013 Nissan LEAF for more specifics about that amazing car!  Since seeing is really believing, come on over and take a test drive in one of our new hybrids or electric cars and see for yourself.

We would be delighted to show you what a perfect fit either one of these types of vehicles would be for you!  Simply click below to schedule a test drive!

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In the meantime, please share your questions, thoughts, and comments with us below.  We would be glad to discuss these with you as soon as possible!