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According to U.S. News and World Report, in reviewing proprietary data and industry reviews, the 2017 Acura MDX rates as the Best 3-row Luxury SUV for the money, five years running. While there are several strong contenders, the SUV still beats out the Volvo XC90, Audi Q7 and the Tesla Model X – certainly a strong playing field. The 2017 Acura MDX came out on top with exceptional driver and passenger comfort, passive and active safety features and a solid drivetrain.

The results were based on the vehicle’s overall quality, along with long-term value. When talking about value, you must mention the solid fuel economy, many standard features that aren’t standard with the competition, and three rows of comfortable seating. With a smooth ride and an excellent fit in the cabin, it’s an excellent choice. One minor downside is that it doesn’t have as much cargo room as the competition, but with above average legroom, passengers are going to be more comfortable.

The SUV is even better than in year’s past. With a refreshed and updated exterior, along with added standard tech for the 2017 model, it’s easy to see why the 2017 Acura MDX is highly rated. While not out yet, a hybrid version is in the cards and will be available later in the year. If you have never driven an Acura MDX, you should check one out. By getting behind the wheel, playing around with all the technology and finally hitting the open roads, you are sure to fall in love. So hurry and take one for a spin at Chapman Acura. You are sure to love it.

While it’s one thing to win accolades and awards and get recognition, it’s another thing to see raw numbers. The Acura MDX is rated at 19 MPG in the city and 27 on the highway, with most people getting around 22 MPG combined. With the direct-injection, 3.5 liter V6, which makes 267-lb-ft of torque and 290 horsepower, you won’t be driving around in a bulky and underpowered machine. No, the 2017 Acura MDX will get you from 0-60 MPH in 6.2 seconds.

Power is fun, but if you can’t control it well, then it is all for nothing. But with the all-wheel drive system, the SUV really feels like a car, rather than a bulky SUV. It’s been described as extremely quiet, and the suspension does all the hard work and takes on bumps, minor and major, with ease. Off-roading, this SUV does surprisingly well, especially considering how many luxuries and amenities are included. At the same time, while lacking a bit in cargo space, it’s extremely roomy for passengers, even those over six-feet tall.

If you are looking for the best 3-seat, luxury SUV on the market, you don’t have to look any further than Acura. The 2017 Acura beats out a lot of great competition, and it provides a car-like feel, plenty of power and a lot of comfort, all at a lower price than most of its competitors.


The Acura ILX is a compact sport sedan that is priced for the average person. Starting at $28,000, a buyer can get a solid sports sedan without breaking the bank. Here are five reasons to buy the new Acura ILX.

Driving performance:

When driving an Acura, you know that you are going to get a well-built vehicle that can handle it all. While the 2.4 liter, four-cylinder engine isn’t big, it’s certainly efficient enough, and along with an automatic eight-speed transmission, the Acura ILX is certainly powerful enough. With a 0-60 time of 6.6 seconds, the 201 horsepower engine is certainly going to make drivers feel the power. The Acura ILX is smooth shifting, and whether merging on the freeway or flying down a two-lane highway, the driving performance is certainly a great one.


Even though you get a decent amount of power and luxury, along with plenty of technology, buyers of the 2017 Acura ILX will rejoice when looking at the price. Starting at under $28,000, the ILX is only slightly more expensive than entry-level cars that offer much less. Not only that, with decent gas mileage, 25 on the highway and 36 in the city, it won’t burn gas excessively.


When buying an Acura, you will be investing in your future. With the Acura ILX, you won’t have to worry about constant breakdowns or spending a lot of money in the future to fix basic problems. No, Acura provides it’s buyers with great cars. With that in mind, if you are ever looking to sell or trade-in your Acura ILX in the future, you will enjoy a great resell value as people love the Acura name and have no problem buying a used version.


Without a doubt, if you are looking at new cars, safety is on your mind. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the ILX highly. Most of the ratings are “Good” with front crash prevention receiving a “Superior” rating. Acura is always investing in technology and improving it’s test results, and if you are looking for a car to protect you and your passengers, the Acura ILX is a good choice. However, Acura should really try to improve in this area as it got a “Marginal” rating for its headlights, and you can bet that Acura will get to the drawing table soon.

Coolness factor:

When buying an Acura ILX, you are sure to be noticed on your first drive down the street. If you want to see how great an Acura ILX looks, on the inside and out, check one out at Chapman Acura. By enjoying the 201 horses under the hood or listening to the ELS Studio Premium Audio System, you are sure to fall in love, even on a short drive around the block. If you want to invest a bit more, check out the A-SPEC package that gives you fog lights, 18-inch wheels, a trunk spoiler and aluminum pedals. No matter what Acura ILX you buy, you ares sure to enjoy the coolness factor.