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ilx_640_2014_10_31_01Since its original conception around two years ago, the ILX lineup has sparked life into the Acura vehicle community. But now, as we edge closer to 2016, a new model is on the rise: the ILX A-SPEC. This model is going to better, faster, and best of all, affordable. Today’s ILX is pretty solid, offering a four-cylinder engine, precise handling, and a handsome exterior.

The new 2016 Acura ILX is going to offer a few similarities, but overall, they’re going to be far more aggressive. Acura is going to add a few finishing touches to the 2016 model to ensure that it remains as competitive as possible among consumers. But in exactly what ways is it going to be different? That’s what we’re going to talk about below.

How Will The 2016 ILX A-Spec Be Different?

First and foremost, the 2016 model is going to come with a whole new look. The vehicle’s new LED headlights, combined with its 17-inch alloy wheels and revised taillight system, is going to look quite spectacular. The interior of the vehicle is also going to see some upgrades, particularly in the steering wheel, trim accents, and shift knobs. Visit a Tucson Acura dealer to learn more.

Consumers will be able to purchase their new 2016 Acura ILX A-SPEC with the choice of six different packages. These include Technology packages, Premium packages, and of course, base model packages. There’s also an optional A-SPEC package that is going to be the most aggressive of them all.

It’s going to feature sports-like wheels, fog lights, and interior elements. The vehicles aluminum pedals, red gauges, and black suede seat inserts is going to make you feel as though you’re driving in a race car.

What Powers the A-SPEC?

The 2016 ILX A-SPEC is going to come with a four-cylinder, 2.4-liter engine that produces about 201 horsepower. Not only is this quite impressive for a four-cylinder vehicle, but it also means that you can accelerate quickly when you need to – whether it be passing cars on the highway or making it to work on time. This relatively powerful engine is going to come with an eight-speed automatic transmission that can be changed by utilizing the steering-wheel-mounted paddles.

Acura did a great job in the construction of the vehicle’s engine considering that it still manages to offer reliable fuel economy. What kind of technology is it going to offer? Perhaps the most attractive interior feature is going to be the 7-inch touchscreen display. With it, you’ll be able to access the vehicle’s connectivity and entertainment features. There is also voice command technology installed in the A-SPEC, making it even more convenient for drivers. Visit Chapman Acura to test drive this vehicle firsthand!

What About Safety?

Safety is something that you’ll never need to worry about with the 2016 Acura ILX A-SPEC. It comes installed with useful features like blind spot monitoring and cruise control, both of which should keep anyone safer while on the road. There’s also rear-cross traffic alert and lane keeping assist, which are equally as powerful. The vehicle is going to match up against the 2016 competition very well, no doubt.

2016-Acura-RDX-priceIt has been confirmed that the updated version of the always-beautiful and popular RDX crossover is going to make its debut at the Chicago Auto Show next month. The vehicle is expected to arrive with a revolutionized look, both on its outside and inside. Acura mentioned in a statement that their new RDX has been refitted with greater power and more reliable safety features. Aside from this, there weren’t too many more details given unfortunately, but many assumptions and educated guesses can be made based on what has been given.

It’s likely that the new 2016 Acura RDX is going to come equipped Acura’s signature eight-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle’s new gearbox, combined with a powerful V6, 3.5-liter engine, is expected to provide drivers with about 273 horsepower. This is definitely the kind of output that enthusiasts are going to be familiar with and love. And with 251 lb.-ft. of torque, you’ll be able to experience more acceleration than ever before.

As far as safety is concerned, it’s clear that Acura has gone out of their way to keep drivers of the RDX as safe as possible. This is evident by the fact that they’ve installed the latest technologies from the TLX sedan, which include lane keeping assist and forward collision warning. If you live in a busy city, or are frequently exposed to hectic driving conditions, safety features like these are something that you will truly come to appreciate (read below to learn more about the various safety features that the new 2016 RDX has to offer). Check out Chapman Acura to learn more about what this vehicle has to offer.

RDX Features & Style

With a nine speed automatic transmission, torque converter, and dual clutch capabilities, you’ll be in for a treat when you purchase the new RDX. In simplest terms, it’s a game changer. With so much power at your fingertips, you’ll be able to get around quickly and efficiently – all while boasting an aesthetically appealing vehicle that gets the job done. The vehicle’s various safety systems will check your blind spots, as well as measure vehicles ahead of you.

Overall, this should provide drivers with greater reassurance when driving through crowded parking lots or on busy highways. On top of this, the vehicle’s braking assistance is there to take over in the event that you aren’t able to react quickly enough (something that is potentially life saving). Finally, the new 2016 RDX is distinguished. It comes with beautiful LED headlights, a redesigned grill, and a lower, re-profiled front deck. How many different ways can you say the word, elegant?

Current and Future RDX Models

The current RDX is the second most popular vehicle in the Acura lineup, right behind the MDX. The current RDX is priced right around $35,000 (up to $41,000 including add-ons), so drivers should expect the 2016 model to be priced similarly. Expect the 2016 Acura RDX to make its debut at the Chicago Auto Show on February 12th, 2015. This is a vehicle that you’ll need to witness firsthand to truly appreciate.