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The 2017 MDX has been refreshed. It now sports real wood along with fine leather to the SUV lineup of Acura. Normally when people in the auto industry say a vehicle has been refreshed, it means the automobile just has some minor changes. But the changes to the 2017 Acura MDX are closer to being a reinvention. The vehicle already was among the most refined of the premium midsized SUVs. Now Acura has upped the ante with the new 2017 MDX. The MDX was already a bright spot for Acura based on its strong September 2016 sales report, even as the auto sales market in the United States has cooled.

The numbers show that the Acura MDX is the North American market’s number one selling SUV regardless of size. Right behind the MDX in sales is Acura’s 2-row premium RDX crossover. What many people love about the MDX is that it offers more SUV for the dollar when compared to the competition. At a glance, some people may be less than impressed with the exterior changes to the MDX. It has an exceptional upgraded grille as well as new 20-inch rims. It is when they slide inside the 2017 MDX that people begin to truly appreciate the difference the ballyhooed upgrades make. To see the upgraded 2017 MDX, head on down to Chapman Acura

At Monterey Auto Week Acura allowed attendees to experience the interior of the 2017 Acura MDX Advance from the driver’s seat. It’s at that point people really begin to appreciate the upgrades. The real wood adds a certain je no se qua to the interior that just screams class and unmatched quality. The upgraded seats takes the comfort people have come to expect from the Acura MDX to a whole new level. The seats provide superior support while hugging you like a long lost lover. Within seconds, you begin to feel a sense of comfort and relaxation that helps you realize no journey is too long when you’re in the new 2017 Acura MDX.

The real wood trim beautifully enhances what already was a plush interior. Being inside the MDX has always been a wonderful experience. Now it has real wood and upgraded seating, which features seats that are glove-soft leather and perforated to allow them to be heated or cooled, the option of having Captain’s Chair seating in the second row, full-sized third row seating with Acura Sensing as a standard feature. Plus the split-screen center stack is well balanced adding to the midsized SUV segment’s most ergonomically correct cabin.

With the addition of accent piping on the custom stitched seats, the interior of the MDX looks and feels plush and rich. It’s the type of interior one might expect to find in a Rolls Royce or a Bentley, not an SUV. When people sit inside the 2017 Acura MDX, the word refreshed isn’t what come to mind. Instead they say it’s transformed with a master-stroke that will only add to the experience of enjoying its exhilarating premium-driven performance. The new 2017 Acura MDX is truly impressive.



The 2016 Acura TLX is here and there are lots of reasons for people to buy it. This one vehicle replaces both the TSX and the TL and offers the best of both worlds. It has the luxury features of the TL plus the agility of the TSX. The result is a stylish, comfortable vehicle with adequate power, superior handling and a wide range of innovative features at a very affordable price. Here are 5 reasons to buy the Acura TLX.

Distinctive Styling

Many people weren’t in love with the Acura TL’s bionic beak grille. They longed for Acura’s usual tasteful, understated style. The 2016 Acura TLX will satisfy them and is sure to turn heads. In the front there are jewel-like headlights. The rear features classy LED taillights. And in between is a sleek-looking automobile that’s easy on the eyes and destined to attract lots of new fans and win back old friends.

Appealing Powertrain Options

The base TLX comes with the same 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that was on the TSX. It also has a nice new dual-clutch automated manual transmission. The standard shift paddles help the vehicle make the most of the 206 horsepower the engine possesses. For those that want more, there’s an available V6 engine with 290 horsepower that works in concert with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The pairings are both powerful and fuel efficient. The 4-cylinder produces 35 miles per gallon in highway driving while the V6 delivers 34 miles per gallon.

Impressive Handling

Whether you choose the 4-cylinder or the V6 TLX, you are going to love the way the vehicle handles on even the tightest roads. The 4-cylinder only comes with front-wheel drive and the nose isn’t as heavy as that of the V6. This makes the 4-cylinder version feel incredibly responsive. Should you opt for the TLX V6 with Honda’s optional Super Handling All Wheel Drive system, you’re in for a real treat. The system sends power side-to-side and front-to-back. This eliminates understeer and gives the TLX that sporty feel for which Acura automobiles have long been known and loved. While you can’t push an Acura TLX to the limits on a test drive, you should still see what one is made of at Chapman Acura

Great Seats

The seats on the 2016 Acura TLX are stellar. Standard on the TLX is a 10-way power driver’s seat that delivers the type of support people expect from a much more expensive vehicle. The rear passenger seating is both comfortable and pleasing and provides sufficient space for people to relax. That means whether you’re the driver or a passenger in the TLX you’re sure to enjoy the experience.

More Features For Less

Acura always provides great standard features in its automobiles. The TLX continues that tradition with standard features like Bluetooth, automatic climate control, dual display screens and many others that provide connectivity, infotainment and comfort. Add the Technology package and you get safety features like lane-departure warning and more, as well as an excellent ELS stereo. The Acura TLX offers more than its higher-priced European rivals, plus has better resale value.




The 2017 Acura RDX is one of the most technologically advanced automobiles on the road today. Everywhere you look, this vehicle has a technologically advanced system. It starts with its new bi-directional key fob thats is part of its smart entry and remote engine starter system. This new fob enables you to remotely tell the vehicle when to lock or unlock the doors, open the rear liftgate or start the engine. An LED on the fob lights up to let you know the message has been received. All of this without removing the fob from your pocket. Talk about advanced technological convenience and connectivity.

Some more examples of the technology in the new RDX are parking sensors in the front and rear and the multi-angle rearview cameras. The rearview cameras are standard safety features the 2017 RDX. The cameras offer a clear view of what’s going on behind your vehicle. You can see the rear view on either a 5-inch color information display or if you have the Elite Packages or RDX technology, the image appears on an 8-inch display on the Navigation system. Plus the Elite Package comes with front and rear parking sensors that help to make parking your RDX easier when pulling into tight spaces.

When you are in your RDX, you are always connected to the world around you through the use of SIRI eyes free compatibility. By programming and linking your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone using the HandsFreeLink interface you can make and receive calls through the RDXs audio system. Siri® Eyes Free compatibility also lets you read your texts and emails and respond to them using your voice. You can also get turn-by-turn voice navigation, check the weather and set alarms and reminders without taking your hands off the steering wheel. Now that’s convenience. However, it’s one thing to read about and another thing to experience, so you need to check one out at Chapman Acura.

The RDX can also come with Acura’s Navigation System, which has Voice Recognition technology. This can help you find your destination and pinpoint your location wherever you are in North America. You can also gain access to its onboard search directory. This system has bilingual voice recognition software, plus it can provide real-time directions via voice or using the moving map display. Simply ask the system and it will provide you with the easiest way to get to your destination. It’s Zagat Survey ratings will even help you select the best restaurant for the type of cuisine you desire.

While you have no control over the weather, the technologically advanced RDX can make it easier for you to cope with it. The RDX Technology Package comes with rain-sensing wipers. Activate them and they will come on automatically when the camera mounted on top of the windshield senses precipitation. Even when the weather is unpredictable, the RDX can compensate. Its RDX Elite Package has auto-dimming side mirrors that won’t let the headlights of the vehicle behind you blind your vision. Plus, both the Elite and Technology packages offer power-folding mechanics that make it easier for you to park in the tightest space.