Three Acura luxury performance vehicles have earned 2016 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards : the 2016 MDX was lauded the Premium Midsize Crossover/SUV award, the 2016 TLX received the Premium Midsize Car distinction and the 2016 RDX was named the Premium Compact Crossover/SUV.
“Earning Consumer Guide Automotive awards for our TLX midsize luxury sedan and class-leading RDX and MDX luxury SUVs demonstrates the growing strength and balance of the Acura lineup,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager, Acura division. “We’ll continue to build on this strong foundation in the future with vehicles that deliver on core Acura brand values of precision-crafted performance.”
The three Acura models were selected by the Consumer Guide Automotive editorial team based on performance, features, accommodations, fuel economy, resale value and price within their respective classes.
The MDX has earned the Best Buy distinction in the Premium Midsize Crossover/SUV category six times since 2009. For 2016, the Acura MDX offers more performance, safety and luxury including a revised Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system with a twin-clutch design, a new 9-speed automatic transmission, a robust offering of AcuraWatch™ driver-assistive and safety features – now available on all trims – and added luxury appointments such as a bi-directional remote engine starter, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Introduced as an all new model in August 2014, the TLX is one of the brand’s best-selling vehicles, with nearly 6,000 units sold in October 2015, and has earned the Best Buy award for the second consecutive year. The RDX has been named the Best Buy in its class for the fourth consecutive year.
The 2016 Acura TLX, RDX and MDX and complete list of the Best Buy winners can be found at http://consumerguide.com/best-buys/ and in the Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buys 2016 magazine out Dec. 1.
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