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Lexus Takes Top Three Spots for Worry-Free Ownership

Cars.com’s ranking puts Japanese cars in top seven spots.

by on Sep.29, 2014

The 2014 Lexus RX 450h was rated as the most worry-free car by Cars.com.

With new vehicle sales still moving along at a robust rate this year, shoppers may want to stick to Japanese luxury cars if they’re looking for a worry-free ownership experience, according to Cars.com.

The automotive website today released its list of the most worry-free 2014 cars to buy and own and the top five vehicles were from Japanese makers with the first four being luxury cars.

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The Lexus RX 450h, Lexus ES 350, Lexus RX 350, Acura TL and Toyota Camry Hybrid captured the top five spots. (more…)

First Drive: 2015 Acura TLX

Finally, a sedan that lives up to Acura's reputation.

by on Aug.06, 2014

Acura debuted its new TLX. The midsize sedan is expected help the brand reassert its position in the luxury segment.

Few automakers have had more riding on a single model than Acura does with the launch of the new 2015 TLX. Replacing two less-than-stellar offerings, the old TL and TSX, the new mid-range sedan is the Japanese maker’s stake in the ground, intended to prove that it really can take on the best in a field of tough competitors.

To get there, the Honda subsidiary has not only come up with a more visually compelling design than we’ve seen in recent years, but also some promising technology – including the latest version of its torque vectoring system, the awkwardly named Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive, or SH-AWD.

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Acura is hoping the new TLX will do what several other recent sedans, namely the ILX and RLX, couldn’t: put it back on the luxury map. It’s not so much that Acura has done anything terrible to alienate potential customers. If anything, it has scored a solid hit with the latest version of its big MDX crossover, sales up more than 55% for the first seven months of 2014. But that success on the SUV side hasn’t translated over to the Acura passenger car line-up. (more…)

Honda Recalls 625,000 Accord, Acura TL Sedans

Maker expands earlier action over fire hazard.

by on Oct.01, 2012

Honda will have to repair nearly 600,000 Accords due to the latest fire-related recall.

Honda appears to be well on its way to again leading the market in terms of the number of recalled vehicles.  The maker has confirmed more than 625,000 of its Accord and Acura TL sedans will be impacted by the latest service action due to a potential fire hazard.

The new development actually expands on an earlier recall involving 52,613 of the Acura models sold during the 2007 and 2008 model-years.  The maker has now added another 573,147 Accords equipped with V-6 engines marketed during the 2003 through 2007 model-years.

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the power steering hoses in those vehicles could deteriorate prematurely and lead to a leakage of fluid. If that comes into contact with hot engine parts, such as the catalytic converter, the fluid could catch fire.

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First Look: 2012 Acura TL

Timing is everything.

by on Feb.09, 2011

Acura rolls out a major update of the TL.

Timing is everything, or so it’s been said, and Acura discovered that the hard way with the 2009 launch of its updated TL sedan, which arrived in showrooms just in time for one of the worst downturns the automotive market has endured since the Great Depression.
This time around Acura marketing executives are counting on a recovering automotive market to bring buyers around for their latest update, the 2012 Acura TL, which debuted at the 2011 Chicago Auto show and is scheduled to reach showrooms in March.

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Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales said the new iteration of the  TL delivers fresh looks, improved performance – three mpg more on the highway -  and upgraded technology.  The TL also has been given a visual makeover for 2012, with changes that incorporate new front and rear styling, with features such as a redesigned front bumper, updated headlights and turn signals, a new fog light design and a shorter front overhang.

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Acura Will Show Redesigned TL in Chicago

Automaker not ready to release details of 2012 model.

by on Jan.25, 2011

Acura is set to announce an updated version of its TL sedan at the Chicago Auto Show.

Many pundits would argue that Acura’s design studio has sort of lost its way with its recent designs, but next month’s Chicago Auto Show could be a chance for the automaker to change course.

Acura will show a “newly refined” 2012 TL at its press conference, scheduled for Feb. 9.

“The TL … further enhances its position in the segment with aggressive, yet refined styling and performance,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales.

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