Our Top-Selling Acura and Nissan Models from 2014

top selling acura and nissan models

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!

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

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

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:

2015 Acura TLX button

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

*header image courtesy of Acura