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If you are looking for a luxury sedan that offers great handling, a powerful engine, contemporary styling, an excellent interior layout, all the safety features you need to keep you and your loved ones secure no matter where your travels take you, at an affordable price, then you want the 2018 Acura ILX. This excellent five-seat compact luxury sedan has it all, including the understated elegance and superior performance people have come to expect from Acura automobiles. Plus, it easily competes with vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and the Audi A3, but costs thousands less.

The 2018 Acura ILX is powered by a premium 2.4-liter, 201 horsepower Inline-4 engine that works in tandem with an 8-speed, auto-shift manual transmission with overdrive. This combination provides the front-wheel drive vehicle with smooth, easy power and superior performance. Whether navigating city traffic, making its way through winding country roads or hitting the highway, the 2018 Acura ILX makes it look easy while delivering an impressive combined 29 miles per gallon. This vehicle is poetry in motion and handles all roadway conditions with aplomb while cradling its occupants in comfort and surrounding them with luxury. To see how luxurious a 2018 Acura ILX is, take a look at one at Chapman Acura .

The exterior styling is exquisite in its simplicity. This vehicle doesn’t call attention to itself. Acura simply employs the aerodynamics and advanced engineering that allows it to glide noiselessly on its way with a handsome grace that marks it as miles beyond the ordinary. While the competition employs loud frivolous accouchements to impress, the 2018 Acura ILX accomplishes the same thing with incredible performance, sensible design, exceptional reliability and unmatched durability created through the use of the highest quality materials combined with flawless attention to detail.

The 2018 Acura ILX exudes beauty and sophistication, yet surrounds its occupants with advanced safety features that receive near perfect ratings. No matter which of its 7 trims you choose, you can rest assured you’ll receive exceptionally designed features that offer added protection and improve the level of comfort, convenience and performance of the automobile. That’s true whether you chose the base model of the 2018 Acura ILX, the sporty A-Spec model or the new Special Edition with its 18-inch wheels, stylish side sills, impressive rear spoiler and its unique badges.

When it comes to offering value for the money, the 2018 Acura ILX is in a class by itself. With its base model starting at $28,100 and its Special Edition, AcuraWatch Plus, Premium, Technology Plus and A-SPEC packages all starting under $35,100, this vehicle delivers much more for less than the competition. When you combine the comfort, luxury, style, performance, reliability, available safety systems, excellent features, exceptionally quiet ride, auto-adjusting driver’s seat, available sunroof, Bluetooth, hand-free phone connections, seat warmer and more, the 2018 Acura ILX is simply an awesome car for the price.

With the release of the redesigned 2018 Acura ILX, the Japanese automaker is continuing in its tradition of providing technologically advanced luxury cars that look great, are roomy and comfortable and deliver an unmatched level of automotive excellence


Acura chose the 2018 New York Auto Show as the place to reveal the final production version of its 2019 RDX. The company unveiled a sportier A-Spec trim of the 2019 Acura RDX as well. Built on a brand new chassis, the 2019 RDX is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder 272 horsepower VTEC engine that delivers 280 pound-feet of torque. It works in flawless combination with the luxury compact crossover class’ first ever 10-speed automatic transmission. Plus, the 2019 Acura RDX also has Super Handling All-Wheel Drive as well as sport-tuned MacPherson struts in the front-end and optional adaptive dampers making it more laterally potent than ever.

It has creature comforts like a large panoramic moonroof, 16-way adjustable seats and a drive mode selector inspired by the NSX. Plus, the 2019 Acura RDX has an entire suite of both active and passive safety assists and alerts. The vehicle also features a 10.2 inch touchscreen controller that Acura calls True Touchpad. It’s CarPlay-ready and you can use your finger to control the system. The RDXs A-Spec version has black exterior trim, darker headlights, LED fog lamps, 20-inch smoked wheels, bigger exhaust tips and a more aggressive chin. Inside the A-Spec there are Ultrasuede sport seats with special stitching, leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, a red-themed gauge cluster and real aluminum trim pieces. To see what you are missing, you can check one out at Chapman Acura. While a 2019 Acura RDX may not be available yet, you can check out a 2018 Acura RDX.

Acura calls the 2019 RDX the most luxurious, best handling, quickest RDX ever. The company’s latest version of SH-AWD has a more complex mechanical differential which provides the rear axel with vector power. It helps provide improved handling and performance. This is the most extensive changes Acura has made to the RDX in over 10 years. The 2019 Acura RDX’s wheelbase is 2.6 inches longer, it has a new chassis architecture and body. The floor has more compartmentalized storage and they have increased the cargo space behind the seats in the second row. Even Acura’s signature ‘Jewel Eye’ headlights has increased its LED lighting elements from five to seven.

The Japanese automaker says the 2019 RDX signals the beginning of a new era. One in which Acura will deliver automotive design and performance that will give the brand more prestige and elevate it to a higher position in the fast-growing luxury market. Acura says the 2019 RDX’s extensive redesign is a reimagining of the vehicle around the company’s Precision Crafted Performance focus. Its new infotainment interface, True Touchpad, introduces the car’s next-generation system. The sportier, more performance-oriented RDX A-Spec with its interior upgrades and unique exterior is sure to turn heads.

The final production-version of third-generation Acura RDX crossover SUV displayed at the 2018 New York Auto Show, with its touchpads, turbos and torque vectoring, retains most elements of the prototype the company previewed at the Detroit Auto Show in January. The 2019 Acura RDX will begin hitting showroom floors later this year. To bolster its ‘go-fast’ street cred the new RDX will be the official pace car at the automotive event in Pikes Peak this June.


Acura has redesigned the 2019 RDX as part of its plan show the automotive world just what it means to put the ‘sport’ into a sport-utility vehicle. At the Detroit Auto Show in 2018, Acura unveiled the prototype of their close-to-finished third-generation RDX SUV. Now, with the New York Auto Show just over the horizon, the Japanese automaker is signaling that they are ready to take the wraps off and let the world see their newest SUV. Acura has announced that the production version of their 2019 Acura RDX will make its debut at the New York Auto Show on Marsh 28 and will hit the showroom floor in dealerships around the country later on this year. When available, you can take one for a spin at Chapman Acura and see what all the fuss is about.

Acura has designed this latest version of the popular RDX SUV to be a cut above the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, BMW X3, Audi Q5 and other top small luxury crossovers. Acura’s goal is to give the redesigned 2019 RDX driving dynamics that are much sportier than its competition. One way Acura plans to do this is by once again installing its system that has long set Acura automobiles apart: Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. Officials at Acura confirmed that this excellent system will be in the 2019 RDX. This will give it better traction and ,through torque vectoring, better handling.

The 2019 Acura RDX will be powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0 liter engine combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The company will release all the information about the 2019 Acura RDX’s specifications when they unveil the vehicle in New York at the end of March. What is already known is the new RDX will have an Integrated Dynamics System which has four driving modes. They are Sport, Sport+, Comfort as well as Snow. Those modes adjust different parameters on the vehicle. According to Acura, the changes to the new RDX were inspired by the NSX supercar’s system.

Visually, the production model of the 2019 RDX is very much like the prototype Acura unveiled in Detroit. The new Acura RDX will feature the latest iteration of the company’s trademark grille as well as their ‘Jewel Eye’ headlights that are on the RLX and TLX sedans and the MDX SUV. Acura will make the 2019 RDX their first SUV to come with the A-Spec package as an option. The A-Spec package is also offered on the Acura TLX. However, on the RDX, Acura hasn’t disclosed what performance upgrades the A-Spec package will offer.

The 2019 RDX gets an upgrade to its technology with Acura’s True Touchpad interface. This infotainment system’s primary controller is a touchpad. Acura says the system is easy to use. In Detroit the RDX prototype had a 10.2-inch display screen as well as head-up display. The production model is expected to have those as well.

The 2019 RDX was both developed and assembled in the U.S. It was designed in Los Angeles, engineered in Raymond, Ohio, the engine is manufactured in Anna, Ohio and assembly will take place in East Liberty, Ohio.