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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…)

First Drive: Buick Regal

This is what Buicks should have been for a long time.

by on Jan.07, 2011

The Buick Regal was supposed to be the next Saturn Aura. Instead, it becomes an Acura TSX-fighting Buick.

Isn’t this what Buick always should have been, or at least could have been? Instead General Motors was content to build a series of velour-encrusted boulevardiers, content with the 60-and-over set, never offering anything that a young professional would even consider.

Buick’s new Regal promises to single-handledly bring the marquee’s average age down by decades. It finally gives General Motors a legitimate competitor for such small near-luxury cars as Acura TSX and Audi A4.

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There’s a lot to like here. Even though this car started life as the acclaimed Opel Insignia, and GM initially planned to sell it as the second-generation Saturn Aura, it actually fits right in as a Buick. With just changes to details such as the grille and lights, the Opel gives Buick a perfect entry in what is sure to a burgeoning category in coming years. (more…)

Honda Recalls Acura TSX Models for Fires

Power steering fluid contacting a hot manifold can start a fire.

by on May.03, 2010

High temperatures might cause the hose to deteriorate prematurely.

American Honda Motor Company is recalling more than 167,000 Acura TSX cars for a defective power steering hose that can leak and possibly cause an engine fire.

Honda told the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration that high under hood temperatures might cause the hose to “deteriorate prematurely,” which could cause the hose to crack and leak power steering oil.

If the oil leaks onto a hot exhaust manifold, then a fire could result.

Model year 2004 through 2008 TSX’s are affected by this safety related defect. Honda first received a report of a fire in September of 2009.

Honda will notify owners on or about May 28, 2010. Owners may contact Acura client services at 1-800-382-2238. Honda’s recall campaign number is R35.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to NHTSA Campaign ID number:10V174000.

First Look: 2010 Acura TSX V-6

Two more cylinders, lots more fun.

by on Feb.11, 2009

Acura TSX V-6: "Fresh and edgier," with a new, 280-hp V-6

Acura TSX V-6: "Fresh and edgier," with a new, 280-hp V-6

Looks can be deceiving. Take the Acura TSX, which promises to deliver one wild, sporty ride. But while its inline-four engine is competent, it doesn’t quite live up to expectations.

Enter the 2010 Acura TSX V-6. Two more cylinders, lots more fun. The sporty, affordable sedan, which defines the phrase “entry luxury,” is outfitted with a 3.5-liter six-banger that makes a satisfying 280 horsepower.

The upgraded 4-door also gets bigger tires, a sportier suspension, bigger, grabbier brakes, and a variety of other standard features, such as leather seating.

Set for a summer 2009 launch, Acura also provides an array of standard safety gear, including active front headrests and traction control, while it notes the TSX V-6 will meet the toughest 5-star crash ratings.

Describing the TSX V-6 as “fresh and edgier,” than other entries in the sporty luxury coupe segment, Acura executive Jeff Konrad says the upgrade is also a sign of things to come. “We are committed, long-term, to develop a robust product line-up and move Acura into the premium luxury market.”