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RLX Sport Hybrid

The 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is a great piece of machinery, and you should check one out if you are in the market for a new vehicle. Not only is this car full of luxury, but you can get amazing gas mileage, all while driving in style. With that in mind, here are a few things that make the 2015 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid a great buy.

Pricing: Now, if you want a great car, you are going to have to spend some money, and the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid is a great car to invest in. However, you have more options than just the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid addition. If you want the RLX with the tech package, expect to pay around $54,450. With the advanced package, you can get one for around $60,450. If you want the sport AWD package, expect to pay around $59,950. Finally, if you are looking at the AWD sport with the Advance package, you are looking at $65,950. To see what version works to you, give one a test drive at Chapman Acura.

Features: A car of this caliber comes with a lot of features, and you are sure to get exactly what you want.  What comes standard is a 3.5 liter engine and six-speed Sequential SportShift automatic transmission. This will come in handy whether you want to drive in traffic or merge onto a busy freeway.  With precision all-wheel steer and agile handling assist, you can have a great time out in the desert or on a curvy mountain road.  With vehicle stability assist, a tire pressure monitoring system and a collision mitigation braking system, you can avoid most accidents and stay safe while on the road. Simply put, with the included features, you will enjoy your 2015 Acura RLX sport hybrid.

Interior: Without a doubt, if you have this car, you will enjoy the GPS-linked climate control, optional electronic gear selector, Bluetooth handsfree link, adaptive cruise control, USB/iPod interface and much more. If you are a driver, you can have more fun on the road as you can use all this technology at your fingertips. On the other hand, if you are a passenger, not only can you enjoy the tech, but you can enjoy it in style as the Acura RLX sport hybrid is both high-tech and comfortable to ride in. Yes, you will love the soft, perforated Milano leather, along with 12-way adjustments in the front seat. Finally, if you are the driver, you will love the two-driver automatic memory system, which is there for you so you can record your preferences for the position of the side mirror, seat and steering wheel. Simply put, whether you are in the front or back seat, you will feel comfortable in the 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid.

If you want the best of the best, you should check out the RLX as it’s a great car for people who love cars.


Only Brand to Earn Five Stars Across Model Line

When every single car you produce earns a 5-star rating for safety, the commitment to the health and welfare of your customers is obvious. Acura has not only earned the 5-star mark for all its vehicles from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration New Car Assessment Program, but it also gets the Top Safety Pick + award for all cars from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. “At Acura, safety has been a part of our engineering culture and DNA since the inception of the brand nearly 30 years ago, something affirmed by these industry-leading safety ratings,” according to Jon Ikeda, vice president of Acura. You can view the entire lineup of vehicles and discuss why they are so safe by visiting your Acura in Tucson dealer, Chapman Acura.

First Achieved Dual Excellence Award in 2009

Acura was the first automaker ever to receive top safety marks from both the IIHS and NHTSA in 2009. Acura was also the first to bring autonomous driver assistance features to the U.S. marketplace in 2006. With AccuraWatch, the company has a variety of sensor and camera-driven technologies that help driver see obstacles in blind spots and also provide automatic assistance to avoid collisions. “Looking ahead, our research in advanced automated driving technology has the potential to help realize our dream of a collision-free mobile society, perhaps within the next few decades,” said Chuck Thomas, Acura’s chief of automotive safety.

Advertising Campaign Puts People First

A new Acura advertising campaign that promotes safety is taking a different approach than other companies. While others show crash tests, the Acura campaign shows how car crashes affect real families and how tragedy can be avoided with a few new safety features. Acura classifies its safety features into two categories, “Active” and “Passive.” Active features include suspension and handling, anti-lock brakes and the Collision Mitigation Braking System, which warns of a possible impact and begins braking automatically. An automatic front seat belt tensioner makes sure you are secure in the event of a crash, while a vehicle stability system helps you keep control in all types of road conditions. Passive safety features include the body construction, which helps absorb crash energy and diffuse it to places other than the passenger cabin. Multiple air bags are positioned for the maximum effect, keeping injuries to a minimum in the event of a crash.

Acura Vehicles Both Safe and Fun

Just because Acura vehicles are safe doesn’t mean they’re not fun to drive. From the entry level ILX to the large MDX SUV, all Acura vehicles feature responsive engines, tight handling and luxurious appointments throughout. See just how much fun being safe can be with a visit to your Acura in Tucson dealer, Chapman Acura.


The 2016 Acura RDX looks, performs, and handles great. Its advance option package which combines improvements in style, substance, and safety, has made Acura’s sporty luxury compact crossover a leader in its class. The 2016 Acura RDX’s option package has improved the vehicle in a major way. It’s roomier, more powerful, has better fuel economy, is more technologically advanced, and offers a more refined driving experience. This is noticeable in the MDX’s exterior, interior, and under the hood. It’s just what consumers that love Acura wanted to see.


The advance option package makes the 2016 Acura RDX sportier. It now features five LED “Jewel Eye” headlamps spread out on either side of its more three-dimensional grille. Reshaped fog lamps trimmed with chrome, newly styled LED taillights with intriguing details, and reflective rear panels that look similar to the vents on the front, all add to the RDXs sportier new look. However, they do it without taking away from the SUVs classic lines. It just makes the 2016 Acura RDX look like a lot more fun to drive without adding superfluous elements. To see all the elements available, head on down to Chapman Acura; you are sure to fall in love quickly if you do.


The interior of the Acura RDX is quiet, spacious, comfortable, stylish, functional, and technologically advanced. It starts with the manually adjustable multi-positional, leather-wrapped steering wheel with information systems, phone, audio, and cruise control buttons. Add an incredible Acura interface with color multi-information display and the latest navigation and audio systems, ventilated, power-adjustable, leather sports seats in the front, a multi-view rear camera to enhance visibility, and a superior the climate control system, and you’ll understand why drivers love the 2016 Acura RDX

Under The Hood

The 2016 Acura RDX with its advance option package boasts a new 3.5-liter 279 horsepower, V6 engine which delivers 252 pounds-feet of torque. An improvement in both torque and horsepower, although a small one. But the improvement in torque is significant when paired with the new Variable Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation system. The system deactivates three cylinders to improve fuel economy when cruising with light loads. With its manual shifting capable six-speed multi-mode automatic transmission the 2016 Acura RDX with the advance option package can go from 0-60 in a flash.

High-Tech Upgrades

The AWD advance option package takes the 2016 Acura RDX to an entirely new level. Its Advanced Compatibility Engineering, Sequential Sport Shifting, Collision Mitigating Braking System, and other useful technologies results in improved power, support, comfort, and safety. There’s also enhanced visibility, and more cargo space. The electronic safety and convenience features of the Acura Watch Plus include parking sensors, auto-dimming outside mirrors, lane-keeping assist system, and remote engine start. These upgrades result in quicker response, improved handling, and a better ride.

If you want to experience an automobile that combines style, substance, and safety with incredible performance and all the latest technology, test drive the 2016 Acura RDX with the AWD option package as you are sure to be impressed.

Galpin Auto Sports 2016 Acura ILX & Ludacris Legend

Old or New, Acura Had Something for All

Whether it was the restored 1993 Legend sedan owned by singer/actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges or a modified 2016 ILX, the Acura brand offered a little something for everyone who visited the automaker’s booth at the latest SEMA auto show in Las Vegas. The Ludacris Legend underwent a complete ground-up restoration for the show under the watchful eye of Acura’s Design Studio. “Besides being a really cool project for our team, this is a great way to express Acura’s passion for performance,” said Dave Marek, Acura’s creative director. “Acura has incredibly loyal customers and this has been a unique opportunity to celebrate their passion and affinity for Acura, and that same love for the brand that Ludacris has showed over the past dozen years.” See why drivers keep coming back for more by taking a visit to your Tucson Acura dealer, Chapman Acura.

Ludacris Legend Featured on Ninth Album

The restored Legend is featured on the artist’s ninth album cover. Along with bringing it back to showroom quality inside and out, the design team added 18-inch Rays rims plus upgraded brakes. A Cashmere and Pearl paint scheme added new luster to the outside, while a upgraded sound system added both symphonic quality and the ability to use Apple CarPlay for hands free communication and limited apps. The car was also lowered and additional suspension work was completed before handing it over to the Ludacris Foundation to award to one lucky recipient. “Seeing the car that has been such a big part of my life brought back to beyond its original condition was a real gift,” Bridges said. “The Legend is back and better than ever and I have my friends at Acura to thank for that.”

Galpin Auto Sports Modifies Sporty Sedan

The Galpin ILX starts with the company’s entry-level sedan and adds some major body work, including a front splitter and rear diffuser and spoiler. Fog lights and a custom exhaust kit add to the amenities, as do 19-inch wheels and a custom paint job that combines Sunburst Yellow and Shark Gray trim. The color scheme is mimicked in the interior with Barracuda leather inserts and gold contrast stitching. The ILX powertrain is the standard Acura 2.4-liter direct injection i-VTEC engine with an 8-speed dual clutch transmission. That combination delivers 200 horsepower for the little sedan, which is plenty of get up and go for most applications. Take a production model ILX for a test drive by visiting Chapman Acura in Tucson.

ILX With Accessories Also on Display

One of the reason for showing cars at the SEMA gathering is to promote aftermarket products. Acura had a factory ILX on display with genuine accessories that set it apart from the standard production model. Along with front, rear and side spoilers, the demo car also had a decklid spoiler, remote engine starter, LED fog lights and illuminated door sill trim. When you head over to your Tucson Acura dealer, make sure and stop by the aftermarket desk and see what goodies they have to help you personalize your new vehicle.