7 Outstanding Upgrades to the New 2016 Acura RDX

2016 Acura RDX review

Rounding out the 2016 Acura lineup is the 2016 Acura RDX. This compact luxury SUV—already one of Acura’s most successful models—is better than ever. According to Acura, “The new RDX is another great example of how we are continuing to advance our Acura lineup with a focus on prestige, performance and dynamic proportion,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of Acura. “With the all-new TLX and upgraded MDX, RDX and ILX all getting a major injection of Acura DNA, we have one of the strongest Acura lineups in a decade.”

Here are just a few ways the 2016 Acura RDX has improved for the new model year:

  1. More powerful—a newly upgraded 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) and increased horsepower (a solid 279-hp and 252 lb-ft. of torque)
  2. More efficient—19/28mpg for AWD models and 20/29mpg for FWD models (city/highway)
  3. More aggressively styled—sleeker lines, more three-dimensional grille treatment, sportier wheel designs
  4. Restyled exterior and interior elements with upgrades to both standard and available luxury features and technology, including standard Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlamps and LED taillights, standard heated front seats and new second-row air-conditioning vents
  5. The RDX with Technology Package adds a new 8-way adjustable power passenger’s front seat (4-way power in base models), Acura’s intuitive dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio®, blind spot information (BSI), Multi-view Rear Camera with dynamic guidelines and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  6. A new line-topping Advance grade package features unique-machined alloy wheels (18″ x 7.5″) with painted gray inserts and adds rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, Bi-Directional Keyless remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror and the full suite of AcuraWatch™ advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. While offered as standard equipment on the new Advance Package, all RDX models can now be equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning, along with the Expanded View driver’s side mirror
  7. Enhanced crash safety design with numerous changes to its Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure

The 2016 Acura RDX’s aptly-described tagline is “Drive Like a Boss.” And if you’re ready to take to the road as your own boss, we invite you to come down for a test drive.

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Everything You Need to Know About AcuraWatch


A few 2016 Acura models have already arrived here at Tischer, such as the 2016 ILX and MDX. As new models arrive, we examine what’s new and updated within each model. One feature we think you should know about is the new AcuraWatch.

AcuraWatch is Acura’s new suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies that include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) (standard on Tech Package)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Blind Spot Information (BSI) (Technology and Advance)
  • Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor

These technologies improve Acura model safety by sensing the roadway and objects within it, including other vehicles and pedestrians, by way of sophisticated camera and radar technology that work in tandem. The result is a safer, more alert vehicle that, if necessary, can intervene to prevent the car from departing a lane, departing the road, or help to avoid or mitigate the severity of a collision. That being said, these new AcuraWatch technologies are in addition to, but not a replacement of, common sense safe driving practices.

Depending on the Acura model/trim/package a driver selects, AcuraWatch can either be equipped with your Acura model or, in some cases, may come standard with a package.

For a visual explanation of how these technologies work, check out the YouTube video below and the infographic, both provided by Acura.

If you have further questions about AcuraWatch, please feel free to call our Acura sales department (866-906-1974) or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter.


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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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