Teaser: New 2016 Models at Tischer Acura Nissan

NEW 2016 MODELS

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.

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

RLX Owners Tell Us All About the Supercar Experience

2013 Acura RLX

Back in April, we did a blog post on the line of sports cars available in the Acura line-up. One of the vehicles featured in that post was the all-new 2013 RLX – Acura’s Supercar. We were fortunate enough to be able to talk to a few RLX owners recently about their experience with the sports car. Part 1 of our interviews appears here.

Ivan is a 35-year-old IT professional living in Upper Marlboro. He is a husband and father, and has always enjoyed sports, attending special events, and keeping up on the most recent technologies.

Tischer Acura (TA): Is this your first supercar? If so, what made you decide to invest in such a luxury automobile? If not, what other supercars have you owned?

Ivan: No, this is not my first supercar. I have owned both a 2002 BMW 540i and a 2008 750 BMW Li.

TA: What first attracted you to the Acura RLX?

Ivan: I like the look of the car. I was at the dealership with my wife while she was purchasing a 2013 MDX and noticed it right away.

TA: When did you purchase your RLX?

Ivan: I bought my RXL just last month, in May.

TA: What factors played into your decision to purchase the RLX?

Ivan: There were three main things that drew me to the RLX:  its uniqueness, the price, and the awesome warranty. I was actually looking for an Audi A8, but for slightly more than I paid for this 2014 model, I would have only been able to get a 2011 Audi. The choice was obvious!

TA: Did you test-drive the RLX before deciding or did you know going in to the dealership that you were going to drive off with the RLX?

Ivan: Yes, I test-drove the car and it wasn’t until then that I was sure I would buy it.

TA: How does the RLX compare, in your mind, to other supercars on the road today?

Ivan: Coming from a BMW owner, I can say that it doesn’t quite have the power that I would expect a supercar to have. I do enjoy the handling as it seems comparable to a BMW. The look of the car is unique. One of the reasons I got rid of the BMW 750 is because it looks almost like the 745 and not much changed in 2010 when they changed the body style. There is a good amount of space inside and it seems to have many of the features that are looked for nowadays in a car of this caliber.

TA: What features do you like most about the RLX model?

Ivan: Again: the look, without question! There aren’t many on the road–I have yet to run into another one. The price was good, although I think it is a bit steep for an Acura. I do like how the carseat clips have a slot in the back seat. This is much easier than trying to force the clip between the back and bottom parts of the seat. The AcuraLink is also great. Sending GPS destinations to my car is a great feature. Also, the many, many options for listening to music. Also, I like the dual screens as well as the many, many options to personalize the vehicle. The GPS system has a great look and having personalized icons for your address book always displayed on the screen is pretty cool.

TA: What would you change or add to the features of the RLX?

Ivan:  There are a few things that are missing that I had in my 750 Li. I would add a button to close the trunk and I wish there was a greater difference when driving in sport mode. I don’t really feel much of a difference. The only thing is that the manual levers work in that mode.

TA: Would you recommend the RLX to someone looking to get into their first supercar? Why?

Ivan: I would, if only because of the price and the warranty. Other brands can be quite expensive to purchase as well as maintain if they go with a used car.

TA: Have you experienced any mechanical/maintenance issues with the RLX?

Ivan:  The audio system seems to have some glitches in it. I have had issues with no audio at all and I have had issues with my phone not ringing from the car when a call comes in. I was listening to music through the Bluetooth when this happened, so the link was there. I am not sure why the phone didn’t ring inside the car. Twice the welcome music didn’t play and once there was no audio at all. No radio, bluetooth, XM, nothing worked until I parked, turned the car off and then turned it back on.

TA: Has owning an RLX brought you more attention when driving? Has that been a positive or negative experience for you?

Ivan: I will say that heads do turn when I am driving it. That’s one of the things I love about this car. I love that it is unique in look and appeal. I love the attention!!

Check back soon for our next interview on the all-new Acura Supercar, the RLX!

If you’re interested in test driving the RLX for yourself, be sure to click the link below to schedule a test, and be sure to let us know what your thoughts/opinions on the RLX are in the comments below. Your feedback is appreciated!

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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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