We like to think of Acura as Honda’s sexier sister. She’s got the brains, she’s got the body, and an engine that will really move you. She’s the girl you wish you were dating.
In 1986, Acura debuted in the US as the first Japanese luxury car brand. Owned by Honda, Acura built a platform of vehicles around aggressive design, an engine with some muscle, and the latest technology, Acura continues to be a top luxury import for the savvy consumer. Acura also performs well in several motorsport circuits, a heritage they used to deliver their own supercar, the NSX. Innovation is the name of the game, a game Acura plays with style.
February 14, 2013
The winding roads of Napa Valley were the perfect place to test Acura's impressive flagship luxury sedan, the new RLX.
October 24, 2012
The newly redesigned 2013 Acura RDX is an elegant and sporty luxury crossover with more to offer than just good looks.
October 3, 2012
The 2013 Acura ILX Tech combines cutting edge design with superior quality to deliver a solid entry level luxury sedan.
May 9, 2012
If you enjoy the finer things in life without having to overpay, you'll love the 2012 Acura TSX as much as we did.
April 23, 2012
Acura's newest edition of the RDX addresses all the quirks of the last model and delivers a better driving experience as a result.
April 23, 2012
The new ILX is a mature step up from mass-market brands, but it's held back by several annoying compromises.
September 22, 2011
The 2012 Acura TL is a quick and powerful sport sedan that will put a smile on your face as soon as you get behind the wheel.
Sites worth visiting
At Acura’s official homepage, you’ll find all the basics for Acura ownership. They’ve also got an inside look at two of their latest concepts, complete with design notes and development pictures. As always, they deliver the goods in a sleek package.
From the Grand-Am to the prototype circuit, check out the drivers, the cars, and complete race schedules for any class. With a nice breakdown of the rules and restrictions for each circuit, this is a great place to get a general understanding of the Acura racing scene.
Acura at Wikipedia
Everyone’s favorite free encyclopedia gives us the play-by-play on Acura model releases and brand history. This page also has some nice info on Acura motorsports, particularly concerning her racing partnerships.
Around the Blogosphere
Acura at Autoblog
The guys at Autoblog know just what we love to see. With reports on Acura’s latest tech and spy shots of that new TSX, they’re always on top of the hottest news. Find the cutting-edge here, before it hits the streets.
Acura at Automotive.com
Automotive.com takes a consumer approach to blogging about Acura. With less about the newest news, and more about informing buyers, you’ll find features on next-year’s models and comparisons with other luxury automakers. This is a good read if you’re looking into an Acura for the first time.
This blog is dedicated to all things Honda. You’re sure to find the latest news updates from the Tokyo Auto Show, SEMA, and anywhere else Acura sees fit to bless us with concept cars and model updates.
This site has everything you could want from a community site. They have several news feeds, a great forum population, and fairly limited advertising. With threads dedicated to all our favorite Acura models, you can’t leave disappointed or uninformed.
What this site lacks in organization, it makes up for in pure community power. With more than a hundred-thousand active members, there are plenty of posts on tuning, quick fixes, and anything else you might need. Be ready to dig a bit for the links, but you won’t walk away empty handed.
Another site with a great member base. Acura Forum has threads dedicated to every model type, along with a classifieds section and an events listing organized by region. This is what online communities are all about.
Testing the New TSX
The SPEED Channel has spotted the new TSX testing on the road. Their brief article has some performance highlights, most notably the potential for a TSX type S. Could you say no to a sports sedan that looked so good?
Where’s the NSX?
The guys at Temple of Vtec picked up some Japanese mags with the most recent info we’ve seen on the new NSX. Are the design photos legit? Still seem as though no one knows whether Acura will stick with the V-10 that’s been promised for so long.