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If you’re looking for a sedan that offers comfort and capability and is made by a company with a reputation for automotive excellence, look no further than the 2018 Acura TLX. This mild-mannered sedan offers composed driving dynamics as well as a comfortable interior. It’s distinct bejeweled headlights and gaping grille makes it easy to identify, while the other elements of its exterior design allows it to blend in.

The vehicle comes with either a 290 horsepower inline-four mated with a dual-clutch 8-speed automatic transmission or with a 290 horsepower V-6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission. The standard configuration for the 2018 Acura TLX is a front-wheel drive and supplemental rear-wheel steering which helps to improve handling. Buyers of the V-6 model can also opt for Acura’s all-wheel-drive system. If you test drive an Acura out and see one for yourself, you will love it, and you can do so at Chapman Acura.

The interior of the 2018 Acura TLX is tastefully done. It features attractive appointments, cozy seating and several excellent standard features. The vehicle also offers great standard driver-assist features. They include adaptive cruise control and automated emergency braking. While looking at the 2018 Acura TLX may not make your heart race, its refined performance and quiet competence keeps occupants safe and comfortable. While it’s flashier competitors may steal the spotlight, the 2018 Acura TLX is more dependable, durable and affordable.

Overall, the 2018 Acura TLX has very refined road manners, high-quality, very comfortable seats and a wide array of excellent standard features from which to choose. For people that prefer an automobile with a quiet and comfortable character, the 2018 Acura TLX may be the perfect choice. It also offers great value for the price.

Acura has given the 2018 TLX a facelift, added a host of updated technology, as well as made new additions to its option packages. The TLX now sports a handsome new pentagonal grille featuring a diamond-mesh insert. The company has also revised the hood, front bumper and fenders, side sills, as well as the rear styling. Plus, Acura has redesigned the TLX’s infotainment system. It now has a simplified interface with quicker response times, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Plus, forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and automated emergency braking are all standard.

The $33,950 Acura charges as the four-cylinder TLX’s base price is lower than most vehicles in its class. For the V-6, the starting price is $37,150. You can add all-wheel-drive for an additional $2,000. If you want a more powerful engine along with all-wheel-drive to give you quicker acceleration and better all-weather handling, you’ll have to opt for the sporty A-Spec trim with the Technology package. This gives you more driver assists and an upgraded infotainment, but then the sticker price skyrockets to $44,800.

A more cost-effective option is an upgraded V-6 TLX with all-wheel-drive, a heated steering wheel and parking sensors. This works well with the 2018 TLX’s snazzy standard features like leather trimmed interior, power-adjustable, heated front seats and dual-screen infotainment system featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. For only $40,284, that gives you a well-equipped entry-level luxury sedan.


Acura’s 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid is a vehicle that offers a unique combination of fuel economy and performance. While this hybrid maximizes the miles it can get per gallon, it also has a sport-injected hybrid system inspired by the Acura NSX supercar and the Acura RLX sedan. It’s true the fuel economy of the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid is significantly more that the regular MDX, but this vehicles is also built to perform. Driving it and you’ll see the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid actually is just as much sport as it is hybrid.

The 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid which uses a compact hybrid battery and three electric motors, two powering the back wheels with the third linked to the vehicle’s new 7-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission averages an EPA-rated 27 mpg. The standard MDX Sport averages 21 mpg. That’s a 29% difference. That means if you own a 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid you can expect to spend about 1/3 less on gas. That adds up to lots of money each year. And, with the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, you still enjoy plenty of power. If you want to see how much power it comes with, take one for a spin at Chapman Acura. Whatever 2017 Acura MDX you check out, you are sure to be happy.

While fuel economy is important, people buy luxury vehicles to enjoy the driving experience. When it comes to driving experience the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is outstanding. The vehicle is fun to drive. It features adjustable ride quality, crisp shifts aa well as on-demand power. The excellent responsiveness of the hybrid system allows the driver to move in and out of traffic with ease. Step on the gas peddle and you have all the get-up-and-go you want This hybrid has more power than expected. It is fast when you push it. Plus its great mid-range power makes passing on one-lane back-roads a breeze.

The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is among the world’s best-handling large crossovers. On dirt roads, the Comfort setting makes the handling silky-smooth. The Normal setting is great for riding around town. If you want to add a little spice to your driving experience, use the Sport settings. The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid handles like a large sedan but has lots more space and provides a commanding view of the road.

There are very attractive, comfortable seats in the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid. The front seats have simple power settings along with heating and cooling modes. The middle row seats are climate-controlled and adjust forward and aft as well as change the angle. Plus they drop and move forward quickly to allow passengers to get into the third row. The MDX Sport Hybrid has lots of cargo area and the easy fold-flat feature of the middle row makes it even larger.

The vehicle comes with a technologically advanced Infotainment system with premium audio, navigation and seat temperature controls. Plus you can also control the system using buttons on the steering wheel. If you are looking for great fuel economy, superior handling, a smooth shifting transmission, a surprisingly powerful engine, a spacious cabin, lots comfortable seating and all the technology you need, go green and get the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid.