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2022 Acura TLX: legit 3 Series, C-Class, A4 alternative?

Acura has achieved a Germanic feel some German-brand rivals don’t always deliver.

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Mid-engine marvel: 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray to add hot Z06, cool plug-in hybrid

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe in Amplify Orange by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray different? Introduction of the 600-plus-horsepower Z06 and perhaps launch of the most radical Corvette yet – a plug-in hybrid with ...

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2022 Acura RDX: fresh look for popular premium-compact crossover

2022 Acura MDX prototype (above) could preview 2022 RDX styling updates 2021 Acura RDX By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 Acura RDX different? Updated styling and perhaps more standard safety features for Acura’s most popular vehicle and ...

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Can the 2022 Lexus ES remain America’s top-selling premium midsize car?

By Chuck Giametta 2021 Lexus ES 350 F Sport What changes will make the 2022 Lexus ES different? Bolstering standard safety features and replacing a wonky infotainment interface – if Lexus deems such improvements worthwhile. Otherwise, expect the 2022 edition ...

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2022 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe: two-door looks, four-door function

2021 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2022 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe different? A hot-rod variant may be in the works, but model-year 2022 changes probably will be limited to a new ...

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America’s best-selling premium-subcompact car: 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz A 220 4Matic by Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class different? Performance dialed up to 11 could be in the cards, but we’d rather Mercedes-Benz give its least expensive vehicle more standard safety features. ...

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Buick elevates sights for all-new 2021 Envision premium-compact crossover

2021 Buick Envision by Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Buick Envision different? This premium compact crossover will be fully redesigned, going upscale with svelte new styling over an all-new architecture. The 2021 Envision helps ...

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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB: a true premium compact crossover?

Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4Matic by Chuck Giametta What changes make the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB different? Addition of the 302-horsepower Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4Matic model keynotes the sophomore season for this crossover SUV, the first compact vehicle from Mercedes-Benz with seating ...

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Roomy, solid, but 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe needs to find its crossover mojo

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.0T By Chuck Giametta What changes will make the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe different? Nothing major while Hyundai readies a model-year-2022 refresh of this five-seat midsize crossover SUV. Tweaked styling and possible hybrid and high-performance ...

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2021 Honda Pilot: is the last of a generation still worth a look?

by Chuck Giametta 2020 Honda Pilot Black Edition What changes will make the 2021 Honda Pilot different?  Perhaps a farewell trim package for the final model year of the 2016-2021 Pilot generation. An all-new version of Honda’s largest crossover SUV ...

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2021 Acura RDX makes its case as best premium-compact crossover value

By Chuck Giametta 2020 Acura RDX A-Spec What changes will make the 2021 Acura RDX different? We’d hope for blind-spot and rear cross-traffic detection as standard rather than optional, but that change might have to await the RDX’s expected model-year ...

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Top Five Things to Know About the 2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura MDX A-Spec By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff Acura’s flagship crossover enters the final year of its current design generation with a new limited-production trim level but no other significant changes. A fully redesigned MDX is due for ...

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Redesigned 2021 Acura MDX: still a premium-crossover value leader?

2021 Acura MDX, as leaked on AcuraZine.com By Ed Piotrowski and CarPreview staff What changes will make the 2021 Acura MDX different? Most everything. Honda’s luxury division will redesign its flagship crossover for model-year 2021, with new exterior and interior ...

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2020 Acura RDX to defend premium compact-crossover turf with value, features, styling

2020 Acura RDX

What changes will make the 2020 Acura RDX different? Likely very little beyond a new paint shade or two — and higher asking prices. Model-year 2020 is the sophomore season for a premium compact crossover SUV that was fully redesigned ...

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Lame duck, but still game? Why the 2019 Acura MDX is an intriguing value

2019 Acura MDX

What changes will make the 2019 Acura MDX different? Likely nothing — aside from higher prices – in the final season of the current-generation MDX. A fully redesigned version of this seven-passenger premium midsize crossover SUV is due in calendar ...

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2018 Acura RDX Review and Pricing

2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX Buying Advice This is the best premium-compact crossover for you if you want a “jack-of-all-trades” that asks little of its owner in return. Acura’s entry-level crossover, the RDX seats five and borrows elements of its underskin engineering ...

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Bye V-6, hi turbo-four-cylinder in an all-new body. Acura preps fully redesigned 2018 Acura RDX crossover

2018 Acura RDX

What changes will make the 2018 Acura RDX different? Just about everything. Honda’s luxury brand plans to launch an all-new version of its popular premium compact-crossover SUV for model-year 2018. We project a “less is more” approach: the third-generation RDX ...

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Appeal is strong but sales are weakening; how will Acura solve its MDX dilemma for 2018?

2018 Acura MDX

Last Updated October 23rd, 2017 2018 Acura MDX Buying Advice This is the best premium-midsize crossover SUV for you if you’re looking for a near-ideal blend of comfort and cargo room, driving engagement and value. MDX is the flagship SUV ...

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How Does the 2017 Acura RDX Handle in the Snow?

Expect it to do about as well as any of its rivals, maybe slightly better due to Acura’s prudent decision to not go crazy with the 2017 RDX’s wheel/tire selection. Like most of its rivals, the RDX is based on ...

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How does the 2017 Acura MDX Handle In the Snow?

The 2017 Acura MDX should handle just fine in the snow, assuming you pony up the extra $2,000 for the brand’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). Don’t let the “Super Handling” part throw you. While the system is designed to ...

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2017 Acura ILX Updates Slim as All-New ’18 Looms

2017 Acura ILX

2017 Acura ILX Buying Advice This is the best compact car for you if you’re intrigued by the sporty performance potential of the Honda Civic Si but are turned off by that car’s street-racer image and its lack (to date) ...

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2017 MDX powers up with new hybrid, gets prettier with fresh Acura styling

2017 Acura MDX

Last Update August 25th, 2016 What changes make the 2017 Acura MDX better? Plenty. Updated styling, more standard safety equipment, and addition of a hybrid model focused on performance, not necessarily fuel economy. The MDX is a seven-passenger, midsize-class crossover ...

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How will Acura stoke RDX interest for this generation’s 2017 swan song?

Last Update September 1st, 2016 What changes make the 2017 Acura RDX different? Colors: Two new paint hues — Lunar Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic — and availability of a black interior with the popular White Diamond Pearl exterior. ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Acura RDX

1. What’s new for 2016? Freshened styling inside and out; an updated, a slightly more fuel-efficient engine; and a new flagship trim level. These are the first big updates to this premium compact crossover SUV since its model-year 2012 redesign. ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2016 Acura MDX

1. What’s new for 2016? A transmission upgrade, an all-wheel-drive -system reboot, and revised equipment and safety features. Acura’s best-selling vehicle is a seven-passenger premium midsize crossover that received a clean-sheet redesign for model-year 2014. So it shows how tough ...

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The 2016 TLX Is a Practical Offering From Acura Meant To Compete Against the Numerous Other Quality Luxury Sedans

What changes will make it different? It was a bold when Acura decided to axe two popular models in the TL and TSX and replace them with the TLX. The move seems to be paying off, as the 2015 TLX ...

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The Supercar Acura NSX Is Expected To Debut Sometime In the Summer Of 2015

What should we expect? It’s been quite a while since Honda had the NSX nameplate in production, with the last models rolling off the line in 2005. When it was first revealed that an all-new edition would be a hybrid, ...

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Will Acura Add Safety And Connectivity Technology and Features the RDX Has Been Missing For 2016?

What changes will make it different? This was Acura’s entry into the luxury compact crossover market in 2006 as a ’07. The second generation came into being as a 2013, so after a carryover for ’15, we expect a least ...

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2015 Acura TLX Test Drive

The 2015 TLX is the best car for you if you want to be a part of Acura’s return to the front ranks of sports sedans. It’s been a while — probably since at least 2008, with the last of ...

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An Improved Engine and Transmission Will Improve the Performance and Fuel Economy of the 2016 Acura ILX

What changes will make it different? This luxury compact sedan, which is being re-engineered for 2016, is set to get a new powertrain, an attractively restyled exterior that gives it a more aggressive look and a significantly upgraded interior. Bottom ...

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The 2016 MDX Will Deliver All the Technology and Features Expected of a Luxury SUV Along With Acura’s Well-Earned Reliability Reputation

What changes will make it different? Acura currently seems to be a business of two halves: (1) a maker of luxury sedans that are struggling to make a significant impact in their segments, and (2) a manufacturer of luxury utility ...

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Smaller, Longer and Better Gas Mileage For the Next Generation Crossover

The Acura MDX for model-year 2014 is the best SUV for you if you agree that sometimes less is more. Fully redesigned for the first time since model-year 2007, Acura’s flagship crossover is lower, narrower, lighter,and less powerful than the ...

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