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The 2017 Acura MDX is not only spacious, good looking and handles well, the vehicle is also one of the safest on the road. The 2017 Acura MDX has earned the 2017 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+ for the fourth year in a row. It is the organizations highest designation. Acura has also earned two Top Safety Pick+ as well as two Top Safety Pick ratings on its 2017 vehicles. That makes Acura one of the automotive industry’s top leaders when it comes to safety ratings. This is just one more reason for people to love their stylish, comfortable, great performing Acura automobiles.

The 2017 Acura automobiles that received Top Safety Pick+ are the MDX and the RDX with available AcuraWatch. The 2017 Acura vehicles that won Top Safety Picks were the ILX, when equipped with the available AcuraWatch, as well as the RLX. The company’s suite of AcuraWatch driver-assistive and active safety technologies are listed as standard equipment for all of the 2017 MDX and RLX models. The safety technology suite is available on the entire line of Acura sedans and SUVs for 2017. This has Acura lovers excited, because it means not only are the vehicles fun to drive, they’re very safe as well.

The AcuraWatch technologies that are included in the safety technology suite include the Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning as well as Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow. The new Acura models also have a multi-angle rearview camera, which is part of its standard equipment. Some of the other standard safety equipment that comes on all models are Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, Advance Compatibility Engineering body structure, an Anti-lock Braking System, side curtain airbags as well as advanced front and front side airbags. Some of the vehicles also come equipped with a rollover sensor.

The AcuraWatchâ„¢ roster of innovative driver assistance and safety technologies are part of the standard equipment on every RLX model. Those safety features include multi-view cameras as well as intelligent ultrasonic sensors and radars. Acura drivers welcome the AcuraWatch functions because they can help to improve their awareness as well as intervene to help the driver to avoid a collision. This safety suite is another way that Acura shows Acura owners that they care about more than good looks, great handling and excellent gas mileage. It shows the safety of all occupants of its vehicles are important to Acura as well. While safety is important, if you want to get a feel for how you like an MDX, head to Chapman Acura, and you are sure to love it when you take a test drive.

For 2017, Acura offers an impressive lineup of automobiles. Buyers can rest assured the 2017 Acura automobiles will come with powerful engines, smooth shifting transmissions, spacious, comfortable interiors, beautiful, aerodynamic exteriors and all the latest and best technology and connectivity to make driving an Acura a wonderful experience. With the inclusion of the AcuraWatch safety suite, features they can drive anywhere, in any kind of conditions, confident in the fact that their automobile will help prevent accidents and protect the occupants should one occur.


The Acura ILX is a compact luxury sedan that is the perfect choice for anyone who wants luxury without breaking the bank. Acura is aiming to attract young buyers who want to get their first taste of something with a little more power and luxury. By offering both a fun to drive car with decent gas mileage it’s easy to see why the Acura ILX gets great reviews.

Gas Mileage:

In the past, people who wanted luxury didn’t mind bad gas mileage, but times have changed quickly, and people with SUVs, cars and trucks are demanding better fuel economy. Acura is delivering, and the ILX gets an impressive 29 MPG overall. If you are driving on freeways or highways, you should be able to eek out 35 MPG, while you will get 25 MPG in the city. All in all, not bad, especially when considering that the ILX has sufficient power with its 2.4 liter inline, 201 horsepower engine, which also includes 180 feet pound of torque.


Year after year, Honda and Acura win awards for reliability, and anyone looking to buy the Acura ILX should rejoice in knowing that the name is one of the most well-liked and reliable on the planet. This alone should quell any fears and make anyone take a second, or third, look at an Acura ILX. This should also make any happy as the resell value of most Acura’s are superior to other automobiles in the industry. Simply put, anyone buying the Acura name knows that they will be able to enjoy it for years without having to worry about breakdowns or the car falling apart.


Acura has a lot of new technology on its hands, and the company is constantly pushing the limits and going out of its way to build the perfect vehicle, with all the necessary technology to make driving easier, safer and more fun. The standard features are enough to please nearly any buyer, and they include an 8-speed dual clutch transmission, Jewel Eye LED headlights, smart entry and Bluetooth. But, for a small investment, buyers can get Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist System. Of course, it’s not all about safety. With a premium audio system, on-demand multi-use display and seven speakers, drivers and passengers alike will be comfortable and happy when in an Acura ILX.

More fun to drive than it looks:

While there are certainly other entry-level luxury cars with more power, the Acura ILX is fun to drive. Not only does it have a more than adequate 201 horsepower engine, but the Acura ILX was designed for fun driving. Whether going down the freeway, taking it on a two-lane highway or driving along the coast, the Acura ILX is fun to drive, all while offering plenty of comfort to passengers. To see how comfortable it is, check one out at Chapman Acura.

While there are more expensive entry-level luxury cars on the market, that doesn’t mean you should waste your money. No, the Acura ILX offers power, luxury, safety and plenty of technology to toy around with. If you want to see for yourself, head on down to Chapman Acura and get behind the wheel.